Bridesmaids

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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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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.

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All Critics (287) | Top Critics (56) | Fresh (258) | Rotten (29)

  • Through a combination of smart performances and scurrilous gags Bridesmaids yanks the buddy comedy from the hands of its traditional owners.

    June 30, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • The big, brash laughs are coupled with a smart insight into women's friendships.

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

    Kate Muir

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

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

    Rafer Guzman

    Newsday
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  • 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.

    August 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.

    August 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.

    October 7, 2011 | Full Review…

    Leah Rozen

    TheWrap
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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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