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A marriage of genuine characters, gross out gags, and pathos, Bridesmaids is a female-driven comedy that refuses to be boxed in as Kristen Wiig emerges as a real star.



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This spring, Universal Pictures and producer Judd Apatow (Knocked Up, The 40-Year-Old Virgin) invite you to experience Bridesmaids. Kristen Wiig leads the cast as Annie, 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. -- (C) Universal

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Maya Rudolph
as Lillian
Jill Clayburgh
as Annie's Mom
Michael Hitchcock
as Don Cholodecki
Kali Hawk
as Kahlua
Joseph A. Nuñez
as Oscar the Security Guard
Steve Bannos
as Annie's Mistaken Husband
Hugh Dane
as Annie's Mistaken Fella
Franklyn Ajaye
as Lillian's Dad
Lynne Marie Stewart
as Lillian's Mom
Andy Buckley (II)
as Helen's Husband
Molly Buffington
as Helen's Stepdaughter
Matt Bennett
as Helen's Stepson
Nancy Carell
as Helen's Tennis Partner
Melanie Hutsell
as Annie's Tennis Partner
Eloy Casados
as Churra Chi Waiter
Dana Powell
as Flight Attendant Claire
Mitch Silpa
as Flight Attendant Steve
Annie Mumolo
as Nervous Woman on Plane
Ben Falcone
as Air Marshall Jon
Angelina Acedo
as Flight Attendant in Coach
Mia Rose Frampton
as 13-Year-Old Girl in Jewelry Store
Joel Madison
as 13-Year-Old Girl's Father
Angelica Acedo
as Flight Attendant in Coach
R.F. Daley
as Butler
Jordan Black
as Horseman
David Hoffman
as Doorman at Shower
Richard Riehle
as Bill Cozbi
Jimmy Brogan
as Minister
Tom Yi
as Jewelry Store Couple
Elaine Kao
as Jewelry Store Couple
Terry Crews
as Boot Camp Instructor
Jillian Bell
as Girl at Shower
Ariane Price
as Girl at Shower
Frederik Hamel
as Shower Waiter
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Critic Reviews for Bridesmaids

All Critics (284) | Top Critics (52) | Fresh (255) | Rotten (29)

  • The big, brash laughs are coupled with a smart insight into women's friendships.

    Jun 30, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    Kate Muir

    Times (UK)
    Top Critic
  • The star and co-writer of Bridesmaids, Kristen Wiig, puts herself and her female co-stars through the comedy wringer.

    Aug 2, 2013 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

    Rafer Guzman

    Top Critic
  • Bridesmaids is likely to be a hit with both women and men, being half formula chick-flick, half raunchy comedy of humiliation. It's hilarious -- and too bifurcated to be satisfying.

    Aug 2, 2013
  • Onetime Saturday Night Live castmates Wiig and Rudolph make Annie and Lillian's friendship believable. Which is why Annie's shenanigans are sad -- and hilarious.

    Aug 2, 2013 | Full Review…
  • The movie won't change your life or grab a fistful of Oscar nominations come next winter. But it will make you laugh, hard and often, and it proves that sometimes girls just want to have fun.

    Oct 7, 2011 | Full Review…

    Leah Rozen

    Top Critic
  • Bridesmaids turns the gross-out comedy genre on its head and emerges bigger and better than its predecessors. It boasts unforgettable breakout performances and is the most important comedy of the year. And the best.

    Jul 18, 2011 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Bridesmaids

  • Jan 03, 2018
    Featuring a shiny performance from Kristen Wiig, Bridesmaids is ever so entertaining and better realized than a lot of similar comedies, albeit its showcase of talented female comedians isn't on par with its ultimate generic story arc.
    Filipe P Super Reviewer
  • Jun 22, 2016
    This is pretty much the ladies' answer to "The Hangover" series. It is nearly as effective as well. It is always refreshing to see a well cast film of female comedians. Kristen Wiig writes a great script here chock full of "bride/bridesmaid" gags like trouble at dress fittings and bridal showers. Definitely worth watching if you have ever been or want to be a bridesmaid or if your girlfriend says you have no choice.
    Patrick W Super Reviewer
  • Apr 26, 2015
    Bridesmaids disapproves the belief held by many morons that women aren't funny. Sister to Todd Phillips' The Hangover, the most feminine of the "lad" films and features SNL regulars Maya Rudolph and Kristen Wiig in very well cast roles and have a brilliant back-and-forth chemistry throughout. Wiig is a particularly benevolent addition to the picture as the film's relateable and wildly likeable protagonist and Rose Byrne is also great as her rival throughout. The blend of typical crude comedy and a genuinely moving story of friendship works extremely well. One of the few comedies to actually make me laugh out loud.
    Harry W Super Reviewer
  • Jan 09, 2015
    Infectiously funny, sarcastic and charming, Bridesmaids is a laugh-out-loud comedy. The film sprouts its gags and potential from its cast (Wiig, Rudolph, McCarthy, Byrne & others) and it's comedic gold. 5/5
    Eugene B Super Reviewer

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