Monday, March 12, 2012

Bridesmaids



Bridesmaids

Bridesmaids is a 2011 American comedy film written by Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo, directed by Paul Feig and produced by Judd Apatow, Barry Mendel, and Clayton Townsend. The plot centers on Annie (Wiig), who suffers a series of misfortunes after being asked to serve as maid of honor for her best friend Lillian (played by Maya Rudolph). Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Ellie Kemper, and Wendi McLendon-Covey co-star as Annie's fellow bridesmaids, with Chris O'Dowd and Jill Clayburgh—who died of leukemia in November 2010 before the film was released—playing key supporting roles.

Bridesmaids was both critically and commercially successful upon its opening release on May 13, 2011 in the United States and Canada. The film grossed $26 million in its opening weekend, eventually grossing over $288 million worldwide, and surpassed Knocked Up (2007) to become the top-grossing Apatow production to date. The film received an 90% overall approval rating from Rotten Tomatoes and served as a touchpoint for a discussion about women in comedy. It was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, and received multiple other accolades. On January 24, 2012, the film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Melissa McCarthy and Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.

* Kristen Wiig as Annie Walker
* Maya Rudolph as Lillian Donovan
* Rose Byrne as Helen Harris III
* Melissa McCarthy as Megan
* Wendi McLendon-Covey as Rita
* Ellie Kemper as Becca
* Chris O'Dowd as Officer Nathan Rhodes
* Jill Clayburgh as Annie's mother
* Jon Hamm as Ted (uncredited)
* Rebel Wilson as Brynn
* Matt Lucas as Gil
* Andy Buckley as Perry Harris
* Jessica St. Clair as Whitney
* Melanie Hutsell as Carol
* Michael Hitchcock as Don
* Tim Heidecker as Doug
* Terry Crews as Boot Camp Instructor
* Kali Hawk as Kahlua
* Ben Falcone as John, the Air Marshal
* Matt Bennett as Helen's stepson
* Wilson Phillips as Themselves
* Chynna Phillips as Herself
* Paul Rudd as Dave (Uncredited DVD Deleted Scene)

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