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

Ratings & Reviews

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

  • 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

  • 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

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Awards

Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2011)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2011)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2011)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2011)
Nominated Supporting Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2011)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2011)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2011)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Writing (Original Screenplay)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2011)
Nominated Original Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2011)
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role