Bridesmaids

  • 15
  • Paul Feig (2011)
  • US
  • 119 min
Film Review
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5 out of 5

Can women be funny? Can they disgust us and appal us but still have us in stitches and loving them? The answer is yes - and Bridesmaids is the proof. Loser singleton Kristen Wiig is asked by lifelong pal Maya Rudolph to be maid of honour at her upcoming wedding. But their friendship is torn asunder by Rudolph's new friend, icky perfectionist Rose Byrne. So Wiig musters a motley crew of bridesmaids and attempts to get her best friend back. The script, co-written by Wiig, and direction, from Paul Feig (TV's Freaks and Geeks), are brilliant, and the film is executive produced by gross-out genius Judd Apatow. Not only that, but the film-makers have assembled a gem-like cluster of comedic actresses and spiked the whole thing with outrageous humour. Wiig is fantastic, but credit should also go to The IT Crowd's Chris O'Dowd as her love interest and Melissa McCarthy as the awkward but lovable weirdo in the bridal party. By treating funny women as normal people, Wiig has crafted a game-changing comedy that's even better than The Hangover.

Plot Summary

Comedy starring Kristen Wiig and Rose Byrne. When Lillian announces her engagement she can't wait to share the happiest day of her life with her girlfriends. But plans for the bachelorette party descend into chaos when war breaks out between needy maid of honour Annie and control freak Helen.

Cast and crew

Cast

Annie
Kristen Wiig
Helen
Rose Byrne
Lillian
Maya Rudolph
Megan
Melissa McCarthy
Officer Rhodes
Chris O'Dowd
Becca
Ellie Kemper
Gil
Matt Lucas
Annie's mom
Jill Clayburgh
Ted
Jon Hamm
Rita
Wendi McLendon-Covey
Lillian's dad
Franklyn Ajaye
Don Cholodecki
Michael Hitchcock
Brynn
Rebel Wilson
Whitney
Jessica St Clair
Nervous woman on plane
Annie Mumolo
Kahlua
Kali Hawk
Helen's tennis partner
Nancy Carell

Crew

Director
Paul Feig

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Universal
Guidance: 
Swearing and sexual references.
Available on DVD and BluRay
Released 24 Jun 2011
Certificate 15
Categories
Comedy

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