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Paul Feig (2011)

15 Certificate


Our Score
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.


A disorganised woman is asked to be maid of honour at her best friend's wedding. Taking charge of the prenuptial bridal celebrations, she resolves to give her pal and accompanying bridesmaids the time of their lives, but as her efforts slide into chaos she finds the wife of the groom's boss is keen to usurp her position. Comedy, with Kristen Wiig, Rose Byrne and Melissa McCarthy.

Cast & Crew

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
Director Paul Feig
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: UniversalGuidance: Swearing, sexual references.Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 24 Jun 2011