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By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Crude but sincere comedy about friendship and confidence.

Movie R 2011 124 minutes
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age 17+

Based on 33 parent reviews

age 15+

Amusing comedy flick never gets old, but is high on sex and swears.

The film opens with a three minute long sex scene (sensitive parts are not shown) that is played for laughs but is quite uncomfortable to sit through. There is another scene where Kristen Wiig's character is carried into the bedroom by a cop, and they make out and begin to take off their clothes -- sex is implied when they wake up in the same bed together the next morning. Moreover, there is a scene where she is in bed with her boyfriend and he touches and squeezes her breasts (she is wearing a bra) while making sexual (yet humorous) remarks. There is a particular scene where two of the bridesmaids kiss. Also, one of them discusses how her husband doesn't satisfy her enough. The film has a generous amount of curse words that are either directed at another character, or as general exclamations (f*ck, sh*t, bitch... a young girl is called the c-word after a heated exchange, a mother yells at her boys and hurls insults at them). At one point in the movie, Wiig's character literally goes insane at her friend's bridal shower and she completely trashes the backyard. Additionally, her rival slips a drug into her drink while onboard an airplane, causing her to become erratic in her behavior. Several scenes take place at a bar, and the characters drink wine and other types of alcohol. In the end, the bridesmaids learn to put their differences aside and remain harmonious for the sake of their friend's wedding day. The characters themselves are not the greatest of role models though, as they display jealous and devious personality traits.

This title has:

Great messages
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
1 person found this helpful.
age 18+


Bridesmaids is one of my most favorite movies, so funny, I love it! It deserves a lot more credit and recognition. Highly recommended watching it if you haven't already.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (33 ):
Kids say (96 ):

BRIDESMAIDS should be required viewing for bridal parties and book clubs -- and any other group of women, for that matter. Smart, sassy, and seriously funny, it's the female-centric, irreverent buddy comedy we've needed for ages. (Seriously, why did it take so long?) Biting with humor and generous with heart, Bridesmaids reminds us of the value of true, enduring friendships -- and that we have the power to wriggle our way out of the toughest spots if we let others help and, most of all, choose to help ourselves.

Wiig makes an enormously flawed character likable, while Rudolph turns in a grounded, authentic performance. And their chemistry! They share such an easy rapport that it's totally believable that they're friends for life. Big applause to the writers (one of whom was Wiig) and director Paul Feig, as well: While the bachelorette-party-goes-awry subplot is pretty predictable (though it does produce one hilarious airplane scene) and a few of the characterizations are a little one-note (like Annie's boorish sometime-boyfriend, who's played with gleeful abandon by Hamm), Bridesmaids is ultimately a joy to watch.

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