Bridesmaids

Theatrical Release: May 13, 2011
Bridesmaids
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Synopsis

This spring, producer Judd Apatow and director Paul Feig invite you to experience “Bridesmaids.” Annie is a maid of honor whose life unravels as she leads her best friend, Lillian, and a group of colorful bridesmaids on a wild ride down the road to matrimony. Annie’s life is a mess. But when she finds out her lifetime best friend is engaged, she simply must serve as Lillian’s maid of honor. Though lovelorn and broke, Annie bluffs her way through the expensive and bizarre rituals. With one chance to get it perfect, she’ll show Lillian and her bridesmaids just how far you’ll go for someone you love.

Dove Review

This movie is funny at times but unbelievably raunchy. There seems to be nothing this group of bridesmaids won’t say. If they think it, they will say it. And that means a lot of comments about sex and body parts.

One of the funny scenes in the movie involves our lead character, Annie (Kristen Wiig), who has a drink or two and is pulled over by a policeman while driving. Her rear tail lights are out and she weaved but it was because she was imitating another woman she didn’t like, throwing her hair around while driving alone in the car. When she starts dancing on a line to convince the officer she is not drunk…well, it is pretty funny.

As is a scene of the women who, while in a posh wedding gown store, all come down with food poisoning and head to the bathroom. When one woman races in to see the toilet already occupied with a friend who is leaning over it and heaving, she finds another spot to go to the bathroom and the results are hilarious.

There is some romance in the story for Annie, who while being her friend Lillian’s (Maya Rudolph) maid of honor, has had a jerk of a boyfriend to contend with, until she is pulled over by that cop. Officer Rhodes (Chris O’ Dowd) and Annie face some bumps but might have a future together. Unfortunately, the film is so raunchy and profanity-filled, that it doesn’t come close to receiving our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal. Why not check out “Thor” or “Soul Surfer” or “Prom”, all of which have recently received our Dove Seal.

Content Description

Sex: Fairly explicit scene in beginning of movie of unmarried couple having sex although not graphic regarding nudity but it is obvious the couple is nude; a man gropes his girlfriend's covered breast on screen; frank sexual comments and many innuendos; two married women get drunk and share a kiss; comments about having sex; the same woman has sex with two different men in the film; sexual sounds and groans; slang.
Language: I lost count after a while but the movie is filled throughout with strong language including the F bomb and biblical profanity; about every profanity one could think of.
Violence: A car rear ends another car; a woman bites another woman in the rear; a woman hits her friend in the face when the friend purposely provokes her.
Drugs: A lot of drinking scenes throughout including wine and beer and champagne; bar scenes; a character takes a pill for nerves and drinks together on plane and acts drunk and crazy.
Nudity: Cleavage in several scenes; shirtless men; a woman seen in bra and panties; a woman's crack is seen and a tattoo on her lower back; a couple is nude in bed but nothing graphic is revealed.
Other: Several women get food poisoning and vomit (it is seen) and have to go to the bathroom and one climbs up on a sink to go while the toilet is occupied; one goes in the street but nothing graphic is revealed; two women act as if they are in competition with their friend.

Info

Company: Universal Pictures
Writer: Kristen Wiig & Annie Mumolo
Director: Paul Feig
Producer: Judd Apatow
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 125 min.
Industry Rating: R
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter