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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

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Boot Camp Instructor
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Jewelry Store Couple
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Jewelry Store Couple
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Don Cholodecki
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Kahlua
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Oscar the Security Guard (as Joseph A. Nunez)
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Gil
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Kevin
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Annie's Mistaken Husband
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Storyline

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

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

Budget:

$32,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$169,106,725

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$288,383,523
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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Several directors were considered to helm the film, including Greg Mottola, Todd Phillips, David Gordon Green, David Wain, and Jake Kasdan. However, all of them were unavailable. Anne Fletcher was the only female director considered, but the studio decided against hiring her. See more »

Goofs

When Lillian is opening her gifts at the bridal shower, Megan's hand brace is on the wrong hand. During this scene it was on her right hand, while during the scenes before and after it was on the left hand. See more »

Quotes

[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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Connections

Referenced in Chillerama (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Rip Her to Shreds
Written by Debbie Harry and Chris Stein
Performed by Blondie
Courtesy of Eagle Records, a subsidiary of Eagle Rock Entertainment Ltd
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Fart Comedy Meets Chick Flick
28 May 2011 | by See all my reviews

Every time I think Hollywood can sink no lower, they do. I guess this film is considered a great "advance" in the field, because now these horrendous script writers and directors have shown that the girls can fart, defecate, curse and inflict "funny" pain just as well as the boys.

When will this idiocracy we live in finally get sick of "humor" that would have been considered immature for 12 year old boys as recently as twenty years ago? When was the last time a "comedy" was produced in Hollywood that wasn't based exclusively on potty humor and hapless males getting hit in the crotch?

Lorne Michaels should be ashamed of himself, for forcing all these monumental no-talents on America. Kristen Wiig is merely the latest in a long series of thoroughly unfunny, untalented, obnoxious "actors" like Adam Sandler, Will Ferrell, David Spade, Rob Schneider, etc. Big screen comedies basically have been taken over by the pathetic alumni from SNL and the just as sordidly horrific "talent" emanating from the stable of Judd Apatow.

I wonder if Maya Rudolph-yet another ex-SNL cast member-can appreciate the irony of her appearing in a work of "art" like this, considering that she was one of the stars of Idiocracy. Probably not, considering that none of the SNL people seem to have the slightest appreciation of the brilliant satire Mike Judge employed in that film. Instead, they continue to collect hefty paychecks for contributing ever more filth to our decaying cultural landscape.


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