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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
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Angelica Acedo
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R.F. Daley
as Butler
Jordan Black
as Horseman
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as Doorman at Shower
Richard Riehle
as Bill Cozbi
Jimmy Brogan
as Minister
Tom Yi
as Jewelry Store Couple
Elaine Kao
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Terry Crews
as Boot Camp Instructor
Jillian Bell
as Girl at Shower
Ariane Price
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Frederik Hamel
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Critic Reviews for Bridesmaids

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  • 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
  • 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…
  • Is it funny? Yes, at times, and its female-centric theme will appeal to many women. I just hope they have the patience to trudge through the slow spots and story detours. Bridesmaids, which might as easily bear the title Women Behaving Badly

    Jul 7, 2011

Audience Reviews for Bridesmaids

A hilarious comedy with a gross sense of humor that elevates its first act to incredibly hilarious before moving confidently to a more emotional tone, with Kristen Wiig in a great performance. I can only complain, though, that it is a bit overlong and has a rather too-easy conclusion.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

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 Bernabe
Eugene Bernabe

Super Reviewer

The basis for this broad comedy ;) is women laughing with women about some of their perceived life foibles. Life long single friends face a bit of a rocky road when one is finally asked to get married. Its light entertainment, with a few forgivable flaws (like the friendship between the two leads could've used more work - Maya Rudolph doesn't have much to work with, but none of the other bridesmaids fare well either) (or the idea that neither friend was "complete" until they were married) made up for with thin comic set pieces when all the ladies are together, oddly based on juvenile potty humor. McCarthy steals the film in the vacuum of lackluster group character development.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

This is the first guy (or should I say dude) film with an (almost) all-female cast. So that's something. That being said, I don't really care for guy films. But if you're into films about bachelor(ette) parties gone horribly awry or losers turning their life around with the help of the "Girl" Next Door that suddenly pops into their life, then you might enjoy this.

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