Bridesmaids (2011 movie)

2011 film directed by Paul Feig

Bridesmaids is a 2011 American comedy movie directed by Paul Feig, written by Annie Mumolo and Kristen Wiig, and produced by Judd Apatow, Barry Mendel, and Clayton Townsend.

The plot is about 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 movie role, in supporting roles.[1]

Upon its opening release in the United States and Canada on May 13, 2011, Bridesmaids was both critically and commercially successful. The movie made $26 million in its opening weekend, eventually made over $288 million worldwide.[2] After the movie was made, many other women-only comedies were made due to the success.[3][4][5]

The movie was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. On January 24, 2012, the movie was nominated for both the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Melissa McCarthy and Best Original Screenplay for Wiig and Mumolo.

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  1. Fox, Margalit (November 5, 2010). "Jill Clayburgh Dies at 66; Starred in Feminist Roles". The New York Times.
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  4. "'Bridesmaids' Effect: Why Female Comedies Are Making Comeback". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 16, 2012.
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