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Rated R · 125 minutes · 2011

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All hail Kristen Wiig, the new queen of comedy. Wiig co-writes and stars as Annie, who recently saw her bakery fail and is stuck in a bad relationship. She’s enlisted by her best friend, Lillian (Maya Rudolph), to be her maid of honor—and the timing couldn’t be worse. Annie does a terrible job and is constantly upstaged by a rich bitch (Rose Byrne) contending for Lillian’s friendship. The movie has a big heart to go with big laughs, with some of the gags being wonderfully raunchy. Wiig is so good here (especially during a drunken moment on an airplane) that she deserves awards consideration at year’s end. Melissa McCarthy steals scenes as Megan, the tough-talking, puppy-stealing member of the bridal party. Annie’s relationship with a cop who pulls her over (Chris O’Dowd) is remarkably sweet. The film includes last screen appearance for the late, great Jill Clayburgh.


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Official Site: www.bridesmaidsmovie.com
Director: Paul Feig
Producer: Judd Apatow, Clayton Townsend, Barry Mendel and Paul Feig
Cast: Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Ellie Kemper, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Melissa McCarthy, Chris O'Dowd, Matt Lucas, Jill Clayburgh, Rebel Wilson and Michael Hitchcock

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Memphis Flyer Girl Talk Bridesmaids walks the raunch tightrope, launches writer-star Kristin Wiig. by Chris Herrington 05/19/2011
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Charleston City Paper 2011 was the year of a different heroine The cinema of 2011 offered a long overdue news flash. While our brains have been programmed from years of Kate Hudson and Katherine Heigl vehicles to think that all women wanted was a husband and a hot pair of Manolo Blahniks, this year's movies germinated the notion that things aren't quite that simple. Or simple-minded. by Felicia Feaster 12/28/2011
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