Bridesmaids (2011 movie)

2011 film 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.

Release DatesEdit

Country Premiere
  Canada 13 May 2011
  Romania 13 May 2011
  Slovenia 13 May 2011
  United States 13 May 2011
  Iceland 8 June 2011
  Hungary 9 June 2011
  Australia 16 June 2011
  Kazakhstan 23 June 2011
  Russia 23 June 2011
  United Kingdom 24 June 2011
  Ireland 24 June 2011
  Greece 7 July 2011
  Israel 7 July 2011
  Malaysia 7 July 2011
  Netherlands 7 July 2011
  Norway 7 July 2011
  Portugal 14 July 2011
  Philippines 20 July 2011
  Germany 21 July 2011
  Denmark 21 July 2011
  Singapore 21 July 2011
  Estonia 22 July 2011
  Finland 22 July 2011
  Lithuania 22 July 2011
  Sweden 22 July 2011
  Poland 29 July 2011
  Belgium 3 August 2011
  France 10 August 2011
  Spain 12 August 2011
  Italy 19 August 2011
  South Korea 25 August 2011
  Thailand 25 August 2011
  Turkey 2 September 2011
  Mexico 9 September 2011
  Panama 9 September 2011
  Hong Kong 15 September 2011
  Argentina 22 September 2011
  Brazil 23 September 2011
  Uruguay 23 September 2011
  Taiwan 14 October 2011
  Chile 3 November 2011
  Japan 28 April 2012

ReferencesEdit

  1. Fox, Margalit (November 5, 2010). "Jill Clayburgh Dies at 66; Starred in Feminist Roles". The New York Times.
  2. "Box Office Shocker: 'Bridesmaids' Passing 'Knocked Up' as Judd Apatow's Highest-Grossing Movie". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 16, 2012.
  3. "Bridesmaids (2011)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved May 16, 2012.
  4. "'Bridesmaids' Effect: Why Female Comedies Are Making Comeback". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 16, 2012.
  5. "'Bridesmaids' Breathes Life into Women's Comedy". Third Age. Retrieved May 16, 2012.