Get to Know Everything We Know So Far About Bridesmaid Movie?


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Bridesmaid Movie is an American comedy film which was released in 2011 and it was directed by Paul Feig. The writing of the movie is done by Annie Mumolo and Kristen Wiig and it was produced by Judd Apatow, Barry Mendel and Clayton Townsend.

The story revolves around Annie who is suffering from a series of misfortunes after being asked to serve as maid of honour for her best friend Lillian which is portrayed by Maya Rudolph and Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Ellie Kemper and Wendi McLendon- Covey.

Bridesmaid movie was critical as well as commercial success when it was released in the United States and Canada on 13th of May 2011. The movie has grossed $26 million in its opening weekend and eventually it has earned $288 million globally and become the top grossing Apatow production till date.

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Bridesmaid movie was nominated for a Golden Globe award for Best Motion Picture- Musical Comedy. It has also received plenty of others accolades. In the year of 2012 the movie was nominated for both the academy award for best supporting actress for Melissa McCarthey and Best Original screenplay for Wiig and Mumolo.

This was the first Apatow produced movie which was nominated for an academy award. So it was a historical moment for Apatow production company.

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What is the Plot of Bridesmaid Movie?

Annie Walker is a single woman in her mod thirties and she is living in Milwaukee. Annie’s bakery get failed due to recent recession and it leads to wiping out her savings and causes her boyfriend leaving her.

She has lost her passion and working a stressful, unpaid job at jewelry store and shares an apartment with weird British immigrant siblings Gil and Bryann. Moreover, Annie has a casual sexual relationship with the rich and self absorbed Ted and he treats her like an object.

The only positive person in her life is her lifelong best friend Lillian and when she is got engaged to her boyfriend she asks Annie to become her maid of honor.

Annie then meets Lillian’s bridesmaids Rita, Becca, Megan and Helen. Annie and Helen are quickly jealous of each other’s friendship with Lillian and becomes extremely competitive for her attention.

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Trailer –

Watch out the trailer of Bridesmaid Movie in given below video. By watching this video you will get an idea regarding the plotline of the movie. So that it will become easy for you to decide whether to watch this movie or not.

What is the Cast of Bridesmaid Movie?

What are the reviews for Bridesmaid Movie?

Bridesmaid Movie has received hugely positive reviews after its release and it was praised towards Wiig and Mumolo’s screenplay and also McCarthy’s performance.

The review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes has given the movie 89% ratings which are based on 294 reviews with an average rating of 7.5 out of 10 ratings. The website states for the movie as –

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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.”

Metacritic gave the movie a score of 75 out of 100 which is based on reviews from 39 critics, and stated that –“generally favorable reviews”.

Roger Ebert gave the film 3.5 stars of out 4, and said that

Bridesmaids “seems to be a more or less deliberate attempt to cross the Chick Flick with the Raunch Comedy. It definitely proves that women are the equal of men in vulgarity, sexual frankness, lust, vulnerability, overdrinking and insecurity … Love him or not, Judd Apatow is consistently involved with movies that connect with audiences.”

Critic Owen Gleiberman of Entertainment Weekly pointed out the significance of Bridesmaids‘ success as follows: “So far, the message that Hollywood seems to have taken from the incredible success of Bridesmaids is a predictably reductive one, something along the lines of: Hey, look! Raunchy comedies for women with awesome grossout scenes in the middle of them can be big box office too!! The message that Hollywood should be taking is: A comedy that’s raunchy and fearless, and also brilliantly written and shrewdly honest about what’s really going on in women’s lives, may actually connect with the fabled non-teenage audience (remember them?).”

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