• Bridesmaids (2011)


Release Date: May 13th, 2011

DVD Release Date: September 20th, 2011

R |2 hr 5 min

Plot Summary

Annie (Kristen Wiig) is a single woman whose own life is a mess, but when she learns that her lifelong best friend, Lillian (Maya Rudolph), is engaged, she has no choice but to serve as the maid of honor. Though lovelorn and almost penniless, Annie, nevertheless, winds her way through the strange and expensive rituals associated with her job as the bride's go-to gal. Determined to make things perfect, she gamely leads Lillian and the other bridesmaids down the wild road to the wedding.

Cast: Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Ellie Kemper, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Melissa McCarthy, Chris O'Dowd, Matt Lucas

Director: Paul Feig

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Apatow Productions

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: Transformation , Endearing , Hilarious , Friendship , Underdog , Marriage , Best friend , 2010s ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    For longtime Wiig fans, this uneven, overlong, emotionally involving and discreetly ambitious film will represent a welcome and overdue step up from her popular sketch work on "Saturday Night Live" to something sustained and searching, not to mention pretty funny. show more

  • 100
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Through it all -- the free-form conversations, the brilliant set pieces, the preposterous gross-outs, the flawless performances -- Kristen Wiig's forlorn maid of honor, Annie, seeks her own destiny with a wrenchingly cockeyed passion. show more

  • 75
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Like many Apatow films, Bridesmaids has a rambling, disjointed quality, crammed with sequences that elicit laughs without advancing plot. show more

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Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Writing (Original Screenplay)
Nominated Original Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2012)