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Competition between the maid of honor and a bridesmaid, over who is the bride's best friend, threatens to upend the life of an out-of-work pastry chef.

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Annie (Kristen Wiig), is a maid of honor whose life unravels as she leads her best friend, Lillian (Maya Rudolph), and a group of colorful bridesmaids (Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Ellie Kemper) on a wild ride down the road to matrimony. Annie's life is a mess. But when she finds out her lifetime best friend is engaged, she simply must serve as Lillian's maid of honor. Though lovelorn and broke, Annie bluffs her way through the expensive and bizarre rituals. With one chance to get it perfect, she'll show Lillian and her bridesmaids just how far you'll go for someone you love. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for some strong sexuality, and language throughout | See all certifications »

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13 May 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Damas en guerra  »

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Budget:

$32,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$26,247,410 (USA) (13 May 2011)

Gross:

$169,076,745 (USA) (23 September 2011)
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Trivia

Two of the actors who appeared in this film, previously appeared in two different versions of "The IT Crowd." Chris O'Dowd played "Roy" in the original version, The IT Crowd (2006), and Jessica St. Clair played "Jen" in the American remake, The IT Crowd (2007). Chris O'Dowd, Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig, and Maya Rudolph also later starred together in Friends with Kids (2011). See more »

Goofs

When Annie attacks the cookie, she is wearing a low-heeled court shoe, yet when she is seen leaving, she is wearing a flat shoe. See more »

Quotes

Helen: I went to Thailand recently with my husband, Perry, and there's a beautiful saying that I learned there.
[Speaking Thai]
Helen: It means, "You are a part of me, a part that I could never live without. And I hope and I pray that I never have to." Khob-kun-Ka
[Bows to the crowd]
Helen: khob-kun-Ka, khob-kun-Ka. And that's it for tonight! Thank you for coming!
Annie: [interjecting] Really quick!
Helen: Thank you all for coming. The dessert wine is out.
Annie: I just wanted to say really quick.
Helen: [calling out] Consuelo!
Annie: Really quick! ...
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Referenced in Hell's Kitchen: 18 Chefs Compete (2014) See more »

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At the Darktown Strutters' Ball
Written by Shelton Brooks
Performed by Chick Webb
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Garbage! Run the other way from this movie!
6 March 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's another one-idea movie that isn't funny and has some really bad acting! It must be embarrassing for such a talented actress as Melissa McCarthy to be in such a piece of excrement. Kristen Wiig is untalented and not funny (like her characters on SNL). Maya Rudolph is as obnoxious as usual. The other girls are instantly forgettable (thank God).

Kristen Wiig's script is LOUSY. It rates right down there with Ishtar. They should have hired a real writer. The jokes are forced. They might be funny if you're 12 years old and get a giggle out of bathroom humor. And when is Hollywood going to realize that "Akward" character reactions aren't funny. They haven't learned it since Jerry Lewis did them all 50 years ago!

I can't believe I actually bought the Blu-Ray for my wife. I can never get those 2 hours of my life, or my money back. I wanted to walk out, but then I wold have been in my front yard watching the grass grow....which would have been FAR more interesting!


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