Bridesmaids (2011 movie)

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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 Dates[change | change source]

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

References[change | change source]

  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.