Bridesmaids

Bridesmaids

(2011)

Judd Apatow (The 40 Year Old Virgin, Knocked Up) produced comedy about a group of bridesmaids and their misguided attempt to throw a wedding party for their friend.... More

Saturday Night Live regular Kristen Wiig (also the co-writer here) 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.Hide

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This typically awesome outing from uber-producer Judd Apatow continues his tradition of shepherding actor-written comedies (like Superbad and Forgetting Sarah Marshall), a formula that rarely results in anything less than something special.... More

Saturday Night Live cast-member Kristen Wiig co-writes and takes the lead here as Annie, a neurotic failed baker who's lack of personal success is highlighted when her bestie Lillian (fellow SNL veteran Maya Rudolph) gets engaged. Not helpings matters is Lillian's impossibly perfect new society pal Helen (the impossibly beautiful Rose Byrne), who is doing everything she can to wrest control of the wedding away from Maid of Honour Annie.

A surprise mega-hit in America, Bridesmaids is the latest movie to be celebrated as a victory for women-focused popcorn movies. But whilst it’s nice to see a comedy starring females who were cast for their talent, not their hotness, this succeeds not because of its gender focus but because it has universal truths to observe about friendship, jealousy and self-contentment while also being very sharp and funny. It just happens to star a bunch of women. The lesson is clear: good actors + good writing = good movie.

Less of an ensemble comedy that the marketing may suggest, this film's focus is Annie and her problems, which are large and relatable. As much as I enjoyed her arc, it might've been nice to see a bit more of the stellar supporting cast. Either way, it's a guaranteed good time, be you lady or gentleman.Hide


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BY KatieF superstar

Kristen Wiig, from now on you should always be the leading lady. Absolutely hilarious movie.


BY Whitney grader

This is an awesome girly movie!! It had me in histericks the whole way through!! I laughed about it for days with my girlfriends!! A laugh a minute!!!


BY stacky nobody

The first 15min I was cringing at the improvisation and wondered what I had gotten myself into! It was brilliant! A must see for a great laugh


BY TTWhaiti lister

I enjoyed it, my partner hated it so is a chick flick but a good one to watch when you just want to chill out and have a laugh


BY GrahamP superstar

Enjoyed it.A light story with lots of laughs.Not just for the girls.


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The Press Reviews

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  • Bridesmaids seems to be a more or less deliberate attempt to cross the Chick Flick with the Raunch Comedy. It definitively proves that women are the equal of men in vulgarity, sexual frankness, lust, vulnerability, overdrinking and insecurity. Full Review

  • Finally, a female ensemble comedy that balances realistic characters with smart laughs and side-splitting farce. Not everything works, but there’s more than enough here to keep you chuckling — not to mention baying for a sequel. Full Review

  • For longtime Wiig fans, this uneven, overlong, emotionally involving and discreetly ambitious film will represent a welcome and overdue step up from her popular sketch work on "Saturday Night Live" to something sustained and searching, not to mention pretty funny. Full Review

  • The movie is smart about a lot of things, including the vital importance of female friendships. And it's nice to see so many actresses taking up space while making fun of something besides other women. Full Review

  • It’s uneven, unwieldy and overlong, but if it’s yucks you’re after you’ll find them in abundance in a side-splitting comedy that lifts the veil on every wedding’s unsung heroines. Full Review

  • From its opening sex scene and with the first words being spoken being about cupping a part of the anatomy, you can tell Bridesmaids is going to tread lightly. Full Review

  • A sluggish, charmless misfire in which even the most appealing players -- must try too hard to make anything close to an engaging impression. Full Review

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