Bridesmaids (2011 film)

Bridesmaids is a 2011 American comedy film directed by Paul Feig, written by Annie Mumolo and Kristen Wiig, 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 Lillian's bridesmaids, with Chris O'Dowd, Rebel Wilson, Matt Lucas, Michael Hitchcock, Jon Hamm, and Jill Clayburgh, in her final film appearance, in supporting roles.[6]

Bridesmaids
Against a red brick wall stand 6 women, 5 are wearing pink bridesmaids dresses, and one is wearing a white wedding dress
Theatrical release poster
Directed byPaul Feig
Produced by
Written by
Starring
Music byMichael Andrews
CinematographyRobert Yeoman
Edited by
  • William Kerr
  • Mike Sale
Production
companies
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • April 28, 2011 (2011-04-28) (Westwood premiere)
  • May 13, 2011 (2011-05-13) (United States)
Running time
125 minutes[2]
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$32.5 million[3][4]
Box office$288.4 million[5]

Actresses Annie Mumolo and Kristen Wiig wrote the screenplay following Wiig's casting in Apatow's 2007 comedy film Knocked Up, and budgeted at $32.5 million. Upon its opening release in the United States and Canada on May 13, 2011, Bridesmaids was a critical and commercial success. The film grossed $26 million in its opening weekend, eventually grossing over $288 million worldwide, and surpassed Knocked Up to become the top-grossing Apatow production to date,[7] and served as a touchstone for discussion about women in comedy.[8][9][10]

The film was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. It received multiple other accolades. On January 24, 2012, the film was nominated for both the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Melissa McCarthy and Best Original Screenplay for Wiig and Mumolo. This made it the first Apatow-produced film to be nominated for an Academy Award.

PlotEdit

Annie Walker is a single woman in her mid-thirties, living in Milwaukee. Following the failure of her bakery due to the recession, her boyfriend leaves her, and she loses her savings. Forced to work at a jewelry store and share an apartment with English immigrant Gil and his sister Brynn, she has given up baking. Annie has a casual sexual relationship with the self-absorbed Ted, but hopes for something more from him. Her best friend Lillian becomes engaged and asks Annie to be her maid of honor.

At the engagement party, Annie meets Lillian's bridesmaids: long-married Rita; naïve newlywed Becca; decidedly unfiltered Megan; and rich and sophisticated Helen. Annie and Helen are instantly jealous of each other's friendship with Lillian, who persuades them to spend time together. Annie takes Lillian and the bridesmaids to a Brazilian steak restaurant before visiting a chic bridal shop, where Helen uses her influence to gain entry as Annie failed to make a reservation. While trying on gowns, the entire party – except Helen, who chose not to eat – gets diarrhea from food poisoning.

Annie's suggestion for a bachelorette party is overruled in favor of a Las Vegas trip planned by Helen. Too proud to accept a ticket from Helen, Annie books a ticket in economy class while the others fly first-class. The trip is cut short by an outburst from Annie, who had accepted a sedative and liquor from Helen for her massive fear of flying and begins to hallucinate. The plane makes an emergency landing in Casper, Wyoming, and the party takes a bus back home. Annie apologizes, but Lillian wants Helen to take over planning the bridal shower and wedding.

Annie continues to hope for a relationship with Ted, but meets Irish-American Nathan Rhodes, a friendly State Patrol officer who lets her off without a ticket for broken tail lights. Nathan encourages her to open a new bakery, and after a romantic night together, surprises her with baking supplies, but Annie is overwhelmed and leaves. She is fired from the jewelry store for being rude to a customer and kicked out by her roommates, forcing her to move in with her mother.

Annie travels to Helen's home in Chicago for the Parisian-themed bridal shower, her idea which Helen had rejected. Helen upstages Annie's heartfelt, handmade gift by giving Lillian a trip to Paris, another idea stolen from Annie. Enraged, Annie throws a tantrum, and Lillian kicks her out of the shower and the wedding. Driving home, Annie is involved in a car accident but the other driver flees. Nathan arrives on the scene, admonishing Annie for not fixing her tail lights or taking responsibility for her life, and she accuses him of only wanting sex from her. Hurt, Nathan storms off when Ted arrives to give Annie a ride. When Ted expects Annie to perform oral sex in the car, she breaks off their relationship and walks home.

Annie becomes reclusive, but Megan arrives with a pep talk, telling her to stop blaming the world for her problems and take control of her life. Annie resumes baking, gets her car fixed, and tries to make amends with Nathan, who ignores her. On the day of the wedding, Helen appears at Annie's doorstep begging for help finding Lillian, who has disappeared. Helen apologizes to Annie, revealing that people only involve her in their lives because she is good at planning events, but she does not have any true female friends. Enlisting Nathan’s help, they find Lillian at her own apartment, having fled her wedding because of Helen's extravagant planning and fear of leaving her life in Milwaukee. Annie reconciles with Lillian, and resumes her role as maid of honor.

After the wedding, which Annie agrees with Helen is "perfect", they hope to become friends, and Helen has arranged for Nathan to pick Annie up. Nathan and Annie reconcile, and ride away in his police car.

CastEdit

Top to bottom: Saturday Night Live alumnae Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph star in the film.

The cast features brief appearances by several actors who played in the television series The Office, including Jessica St. Clair, Nancy Carell, Hugh Dane and Andy Buckley.

Major uncredited appearances include: Jon Hamm as Ted, Annie's sex buddy; Grammy Award-winning accordionist, pianist, and composer Nick Ariondo as the accordion player; and Emmy, Drama Desk and Grammy Award winner Pat Carroll as the old woman in car.

The film's co-writers, Wiig and Annie Mumolo, appear together when Mumolo plays the credited role of Nervous Woman on Plane, while the film's director, Paul Feig, appears uncredited as one of the wedding guests. Carnie Wilson, Chynna Phillips and Wendy Wilson appears as themselves, performing as Wilson Phillips at the wedding.

Paul Rudd was to appear as a man who Annie goes on a blind date with, but the scene was cut from the final film.

ProductionEdit

WritingEdit

It was only after the movie was completed that anyone said this had any significance. We didn't think it was any different than something like The House Bunny or Baby Mama. So we didn't think we were breaking any new ground. We just thought it was a fun thing to do.

—Producer Judd Apatow[11]

The script, originally titled Maid of Honor, was written by actress and screenwriter Annie Mumolo and Kristen Wiig.[11] Friends for years, they met at The Groundlings, a Los Angeles-based improvisational comedy troupe where they wrote sketches with one another, in the early 2000s.[11] The basic premise for the film originated in 2006, shortly after Wiig was cast in the supporting role of a passive-aggressive cable television executive in producer Judd Apatow's comedy film Knocked Up (2007).[11] Recognizing her comedic talent, Apatow asked Wiig if she had any ideas for a screenplay herself – a practice which had previously led to Steve Carell's idea for The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005) – and she and Mumolo soon came up with Bridesmaids.[11] Over the following years, writing commenced, with Wiig working on Saturday Night Live in New York City and Mumolo grinding out the script in Los Angeles.[12] The two would meet on weekends and conduct semi-regular table reads of drafts for Apatow to get his suggestions and notes.[11]

Casting and filmingEdit

Several actresses auditioned for the role of Megan, including Rebel Wilson and Busy Philipps, the latter of whom had worked with Apatow and Feig on their comedy-drama television series Freaks and Geeks.[13] Wilson, who improvised for Apatow and Feig for an hour during her audition, impressed them so much that she was later cast in the smaller role of Brynn. It marked her first appearance in an American production.[14] Mindy Kaling read for the role of Lillian, eventually losing to Wiig's Saturday Night Live colleague Maya Rudolph.[15] Rose Byrne initially also auditioned for Lillian, but later took the opportunity to read Helen.[16] Byrne was eventually chosen as the nemesis because she wasn't a comedian as Feig feared the character would be "coming out to be too arch if we had a funny woman doing it."[17] Greta Gerwig and Judy Greer also auditioned for unspecific roles.[18][19]

Bridesmaids was budgeted at $32.5 million.[20] Though primarily set in Milwaukee and Chicago, principal photography actually took place in Los Angeles, California.[21] Production designer Jefferson Sage, who has worked with Apatow and Paul Feig since their Freaks and Geeks days, noted that the first fact that appealed to him about the project "was that you had these two disparate worlds: There was Annie's world in Milwaukee, and then there was Helen's world in Chicago. It immediately drew this dichotomy between the rivalry that developed between them."[21] However, Sage acknowledged that it was a challenge to find "architecture that would give us those Midwestern worlds. Chicago is a beautiful, distinctive city architecturally, and restricted views of downtown L.A. feel like Chicago."[21] The production decided to use the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden as the location for Lillian and Dougie's wedding.[21] Additional scenes where Annie meets Officer Rhodes on the highways between Milwaukee and Chicago were filmed in Oxnard, California, which Sage described as a "broad, flat, green area away from mountains."[21]

ReceptionEdit

Critical responseEdit

 
Melissa McCarthy's performance garnered critical acclaim and she received her first Academy Awards, BAFTA & SAG nomination.

Bridesmaids received positive reviews upon its release, with McCarthy's performance receiving widespread praise. The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported that 90% of critics gave the film a positive review based on 286 reviews, with an average score of 7.57/10.[8] The site's critical consensus states: "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."[22] Metacritic gives the film a score of 75 out of 100 based on reviews from 39 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[23] Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B+" on an A+ to F scale.[24]

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."[25]

Ms. magazine noted, to its "enduring surprise," that despite the involvement of Apatow, and "done and done and done" themes, the film passed the Bechdel test of female-driven storylines.[26]

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?)."[27]

Many critics, like Mary Elizabeth Williams of Salon (who called Bridesmaids the "first black president of female-driven comedies"[28]) labeled the film as "a breakthrough for female-centered comedy, and feminist to boot."[29] It was also credited with proving that "women could pull off a good fart joke as well as the next guy, and did what seemed like the impossible: leading an all-female cast to blockbuster success."[30]

Despite the majority of praise, the film was not without its detractors. Abby Koenig of The Houston Press enjoyed Kristen Wiig's comedic talents, but disliked the frequency of "raunchy jokes" throughout the film, writing that "we need more funny females getting the spotlight. However, we also need women that can crack you up without making you watch them have diarrhea".[31] Karina Longworth of The Village Voice criticised the inconsistency of the film's tone, stating that certain scenes have "a kind of dumb crassness that works against Bridesmaids' often smart, highly class-conscious deconstruction of female friendship and competition. Comedy of humiliation is one thing; a fat lady shitting in a sink is another."[32]

Box officeEdit

Bridesmaids surpassed Knocked Up to become the top-grossing Judd Apatow production to date,[33][34] grossing $26,247,410 on its opening weekend and settling for a strong second place behind Thor.[4][35] Bridesmaids grossed $169,106,725 at the North American domestic box office and $119,276,798 in international markets, totalling $288,383,523.[4] Universal reported that males made up 33 percent of the movie's audience and that 63 percent of the audience was over the age of 30.[35][36]

AccoladesEdit

McCarthy was nominated for the 2012 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, and Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role.[37][38][39]

List of awards and nominations
Award Category Recipients Result
Academy Awards Best Supporting Actress Melissa McCarthy Nominated
Best Original Screenplay Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo Nominated
American Film Institute[40] Movies of the Year Bridesmaids Won
Art Directors Guild Award[41] Excellence in Production Design for a Contemporary Film Jefferson Sage Nominated
Boston Society of Film Critics Best Supporting Actress Melissa McCarthy Won
British Academy Film Awards Best Original Screenplay Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo Nominated
Best Actress in a Supporting Role Melissa McCarthy Nominated
Black Reel Awards Best Supporting Actress Maya Rudolph Nominated
BMI Film & TV Awards[42] Film Music Award Michael Andrews Won
Chicago Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actress Melissa McCarthy Nominated
Costume Designers Guild Excellence in Contemporary Film Leesa Evans, Christine Wada Nominated
Critics' Choice Awards[43] Best Acting Ensemble Bridesmaids Nominated
Best Comedy Bridesmaids Won
Best Supporting Actress Melissa McCarthy Nominated
Dallas–Fort Worth Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actress Melissa McCarthy 4th Place
Detroit Film Critics Society[44] Breakthrough Performance Melissa McCarthy Nominated
Golden Globe Awards Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy Bridesmaids Nominated
Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy Kristen Wiig Nominated
Houston Film Critics Society Best Supporting Actress Melissa McCarthy Nominated
New York Film Critics Online[45] Best Ensemble Cast Bridesmaids Won
Best Supporting Actress Melissa McCarthy Won
MTV Movie Awards[46] Movie of the Year Bridesmaids Nominated
Best Female Performance Kristen Wiig Nominated
Best Comedic Performance Kristen Wiig Nominated
Best Comedic Performance Melissa McCarthy Won
Best Breakthrough Performance Melissa McCarthy Nominated
Best Cast Bridesmaids Nominated
Best Gut-Wrenching Performance Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Ellie Kemper Won
Best On-Screen Dirt Bag Jon Hamm Nominated
NewNowNext Awards[47] Next Must-See Movie Bridesmaids Won
Online Film Critics Society[48] Best Supporting Actress Melissa McCarthy Nominated
People's Choice Awards[49] Favorite Comedy Movie Bridesmaids Won
Favorite Ensemble Movie Cast Bridesmaids Nominated
Producers Guild of America[50] Best Theatrical Motion Picture Judd Apatow, Barry Mendel, Clayton Townsend Nominated
Screen Actors Guild Award[51] Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Bridesmaids Nominated
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role Melissa McCarthy Nominated
St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Best Comedy Bridesmaids Won
Teen Choice Awards[52] Choice Movie – Comedy Bridesmaids Nominated
Choice Movie Actress – Comedy Kristen Wiig Nominated
Choice Movie Actress – Comedy Maya Rudolph Nominated
Choice Movie Hissy Fit Kristen Wiig Nominated
Choice Movie Scene Stealer – Female Melissa McCarthy Nominated
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association[53] Best Ensemble Bridesmaids Won
Best Original Screenplay Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo Nominated
Best Supporting Actress Melissa McCarthy Nominated
Writers Guild of America Award Best Original Screenplay Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo Nominated

Home mediaEdit

Bridesmaids was released on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in theatrical (125 minutes) and unrated (130 minutes) versions on September 20, 2011.[54] Special features include a Line-O-Rama (a feature popular among Apatow releases), deleted, extended, and alternate scenes, and a Cholodecki's jewelry store commercial. Another edition commemorating the 100th anniversary of Universal Studios was released on September 4, 2012.

LegacyEdit

Cancelled sequelEdit

In January 2012, industry sources reported that Universal was interested in developing a sequel to Bridesmaids. When discussing the potential of a Bridesmaids 2, producer Apatow was quoted as saying, "The key is we have to come up with an idea that is as good or better than the first one."[55] In an interview with Vanity Fair, director Paul Feig addressed rumors of a sequel, saying "Everyone's very busy right now is one of the problems, and kind of doing their own thing, but we're very open to it."[56]

When asked about her potential involvement, Wiig told The Hollywood Reporter, "We aren't working on that. Annie [Mumolo] and I aren't planning a sequel. We are writing something else."[55] Following Wiig's statement, reports surfaced that Universal was interested in proceeding without her, instead focusing on developing a story about McCarthy's character Megan. McCarthy dispelled the rumors that she would consider returning for a sequel without Wiig saying, "God, I wouldn't want to. I would never want to. I think it's a terrible idea. I don't know anything about it. But I know that nobody wants to do it unless it's great. If it is, I will show up wherever those ladies are."[57]

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