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Bridesmaids (2011)

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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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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 25 wins & 69 nominations. See more awards »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Boot Camp Instructor
Jewelry Store Couple
Jewelry Store Couple
Don Cholodecki
Oscar the Security Guard (as Joseph A. Nunez)
Annie's Mistaken Husband


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

13 May 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Damas en guerra  »

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Box Office


$32,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$26,247,410, 15 May 2011, Wide Release

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Judd Apatow pushed hard for wild, physical comedy, while Annie Mumolo and Kristen Wiig preferred to go for subtler comedy. The film's most notorious sequence--the diarrhea scene--was largely at the insistence of Apatow and director Paul Feig. See more »


During the conversation in the coffee shop, the woman in the blue dress in the background changes positions several times,appearing and disappearing in the scene. See more »


[first lines]
Annie: [having sex] I'm glad you called.
Ted: I'm so glad you were free.
Annie: I love your eyes.
Ted: Cup my balls.
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Referenced in The Call (2013) See more »


Shakin' All Over
Written by Johnny Kidd
Performed by Wanda Jackson
Courtesy of Third Man Records/Nonesuch Records
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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I'm seriously confused.
15 May 2011 | by See all my reviews

OK. After seeing the previews of this movie, it was added to the list of movies I did NOT have any intentions of seeing. However, I heard so many great things about it, I decided to give it a try. Let's just say, my gut feeling was correct. I have NO idea what so many people found so amazing about this movie.

It's not that funny. Yeah, there were a couple of scenes that I found humorous, and chuckled. However, most of the "funny" scenes were either involving sex, about sex, about poop/vomit/farting/burping, or a lame attempt at slapstick humor. Lots of predictable cheap shots. Seriously, no sophisticated or classy humor... the whole film made me feel trashy, honestly. I get that it's rated R, but still. I felt like I was in an adult version of an equivalent to Spongebob at times.

Small plot. This movie is slowly stretched out for over 2 hours, with a plot that could easily be explained entirely, with all important scenes, in about 30 minutes. There were SO many long scenes that seem to be thrown in just so Kristen Wiig can score another laugh, yet they don't progress the story. Quite a few plot holes, and there were many scenes where I caught myself rolling my eyes, thinking, "really?"

The greatest movies develop their characters so much that you literally feel for their outcomes. I left the theater with no regards to any of the characters in this movie, because they were all so distant and under-developed. The plot was so weak and rushed for the next pointless comedy spiel, that they didn't give the characters any depth, except maybe the lead of "Annie." I can think of 2 memorable scenes right now from this film, and I saw it last night. Yeah, there were some funny scenes, but nothing worth raving about in my opinion.

I do have to give "Bridesmaids" some credit. An all-female leading role movie is very new in show-business, especially in comedy. Sadly, these women made the "Hangover" equivalent instead of raising the bar, but they get Kudos for the efforts. There were some sweet moments in the movie, that for me, held the film from turning into a complete waste of money. I do like comedy, but I prefer classier, witty humor instead of the easy, thoughtless humor. I would much rather watch a movie that evolves a character so much that the cheap shots aren't needed for laughs. If you liked "The Hangover," then you'll probably enjoy this movie..

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