2 hours, 4 minutes
R Restricted. Under 17 Requires Accompanying Adult.
for some strong sexuality, and language throughout.
Extra DVD Features: Deleted scenes; Extended & alternate scenes; Gag reel; Roomates; Cholodecki's; Made of honor: behind the scenes of Bridesmaids; Annie vs. Helen; Drunk-o-rama; Annie's blind date with Dave; Tennis pep talk; Line-o-rama; Cholodecki's commercial; Feature commentary with filmmakers and cast.
Kristin Wiig ... Annie
Maya Rudolph ... Lillian
Rose Byrne ... Helen
Chris O'Dowd ... Rhodes
Wendi McLendon-Covey ... Rita
Ellie Kemper ... Becca
Jill Clayburgh ... Annie's Mom
Matt Lucas ... Gil1at
Annie (Kristen Wiig) is a Milwaukee baker whose life has hit a rough patch and whose emotional equilibrium is therefore in no state to cope with the impending marriage of her best friend Lillian (Maya Rudolph). Compounding matters, Lillian’s wealthy new friend Helen (Rose Byrne) keeps inserting herself into the proceedings, forcing Annie to do even more preposterous things.
As the situation escalates, abetted by a food-poisoning sequence, Bridesmaids, directed by Paul Feig ("The Office") paints a credible portrait of a woman in crisis. Kristen Wiig who co-wrote the screenplay with Annie Mumolo, grounds everything in Annie’s bone-deep insecurity and she gives a nicely modulated performance in her first leading movie role.
But this is an ensemble piece, and Kristen Wiig has surrounded herself with a crackling comic cast. Reno 911!’s Wendi McLendon-Covey, The Office’s Ellie Kemper and Mike & Molly’s Melissa McCarthy are her fellow bridesmaids, while Jon Hamm and Chris O’Dowd turn up as romantic interests, and Little Britain’s Matt Lucas appears, almost randomly, as her housemate.
I’m not sure the movie needs run for over two hours, but it all seems to work, and that what's really important.