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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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Paul Feig
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 25 wins & 69 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kristen Wiig ... Annie
Terry Crews ... Boot Camp Instructor
Maya Rudolph ... Lillian
Tom Yi ... Jewelry Store Couple
Elaine Kao ... Jewelry Store Couple
Michael Hitchcock ... Don Cholodecki
Kali Hawk ... Kahlua
Joe Nunez ... Oscar the Security Guard (as Joseph A. Nunez)
Rebel Wilson ... Brynn
Matt Lucas ... Gil
Jill Clayburgh ... Annie's Mom
Wendi McLendon-Covey ... Rita
Ellie Kemper ... Becca
Greg Tuculescu ... Kevin
Steve Bannos ... 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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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some strong sexuality, and language throughout | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 May 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bridesmaids See more »

Filming Locations:

Orange, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$32,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$26,247,410, 15 May 2011

Gross USA:

$169,106,725

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$288,383,523
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39:1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Andy Buckley (Helen's husband), Ellie Kemper (Becca), Nancy Carell (Helen's Tennis Partner), Hugh Dane (Annie's Mistaken Fella), and Wendi McLendon-Covey (Rita), as well as Paul Feig (Director), have all appeared in The Office (2005). See more »

Goofs

Throughout the movie, Officer Rhodes' squad car has standard Wisconsin license plates. Police vehicles in Wisconsin have special issue plates. 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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Alternate Versions

The 131-minute unrated version contains several additional scenes as follows:
  • The conversation between Annie (Kristen Wiig) and Mother (Jill Clayburgh) is slightly longer with Mother telling her about Father's "chicken coop" sex act, and it also reveals that Annie's father grew up in a farm.
  • Becca (Ellie Kemper) mocks Annie for being single and offers to arrange a date for her.
  • The car ride with Lillian (Maya Rudolph) and Annie after the bridal store fiasco is longer and different than the theatrical version. In the new cut, after Lilian admits crapping her wedding dress, Annie starts to feel uncomfortable, gets out of the car and throws up.
  • When Annie is at the bathroom, Gil (Matt Lucas) and his sister were in the bathtub together. He asks Annie to hand her the disposable shaver and shaves his sister's armpits.
  • There's a new 5-minute scene where Annie has a date with a guy called Pete. While waiting at the living room for Pete to get ready, she has a very uncomfortable conversation with his son Taylor (he's talking about "fear of dying", asking about Annie replacing his mother, etc..). After Annie goes upstairs, she overhears Pete talking on the phone telling his wife how he missed her and describes Annie as unattractive. Shocked by that, she went back downstairs and saw Taylor taking some contraceptive pills before leaving the house hastily.
  • The home video of Megan (Melissa McCarthy) and Jon (Ben Falcone) is slightly longer. She sticks a slice of ham on his chest and eats them. However, Jon's reaction doesn't tell whether he likes it or not.
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Connections

Referenced in Key and Peele: Episode #1.2 (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

My Love Is Your Love
Written by Stevie Wonder and Ivy Jo Hunter
Performed by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
Courtesy of Motown Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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User Reviews

Craptastic!
22 June 2011 | by jenna195See all my reviews

After seeing all of the reviews for this movie, I couldn't wait to see it. It got so many great reviews, not only from IMDb, but from my friends. The first 10 minutes of the movie passed and I already wanted to leave. Nonetheless, I stayed, hoping that something drastically funny would occur. Boy was I wrong! After realizing the movie had been playing for an hour, I knew it wasn't going to get funny. I walked out and got my money back (thank goodness). This was a sad attempt at humor. Yes, I realize that everyone's sense of humor is different, but I do not understand how anyone in their right mind could think this movie was even the slightest bit funny. Not only was it not funny, but all of the attempts at "humor" were just down right nasty! I'm not prude and some of the jokes made me feel uncomfortable, and I found myself thinking: "Were the people who wrote this script on crack?" One of the worst movies I have ever seen. If I could give 0 stars I would. Please save your money for some other movie. *To all the people who couldn't get their money back I am genuinely sorry!


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