Revenge of the Bridesmaids

Movie review by
Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Popular with kids
Wedding comedy is lighthearted, but content best for teens+.
  • NR
  • 2011
  • 95 minutes

Parents say

age 12+
Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 12+
Based on 17 reviews

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Positive Messages

The movie celebrates true love and friendship by showing the lengths to which Abigail, Parker, and Rachel will go to be with the people they care about. The story also strives to show that good can prevail as long as people are willing to stand up for what’s right.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Abigail and Parker put their reputations (and criminal records) on the line to help a good friend who’s being manipulated. Their methods -- which include stealing, misrepresentation, and destruction of property -- are flawed, but their intentions are good, and their hearts are in the right place. Caitlyn and her mother are driven by money and don’t give a thought to those they hurt in their pursuit, but they get their due in the end.


Lots of chatter about sex, including references to past relationships and implications of sleeping around for personal gain (a job, a higher grade in class, etc.). A main character is said to be pregnant, which is cause for a loveless relationship and shotgun wedding. A few passionate kisses.


Several uses of “bitch,” “damn,” “hell,” and “ass,” as well as "oh my God” and “shut up.”   

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Adults drink beer, wine, and champagne socially and at meals. In one scene, Caitlyn downs a bottle of champagne to drown her sorrows.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this frothy comedy will be best appreciated by teens and adults who can put the characters’ sometimes-iffy behavior (robbery, breaking and entering, and destroying personal property, to start with) into perspective. There's also some strong language (including “damn,” “bitch,” and “hell”) and adult drinking, and the dialogue often references rushed wedding plans because of an unexpected pregnancy. Taken out of context, the characters’ actions might give young kids and tweens a misleading impression of the real-life consequnces of breaking the law and manipulating people’s feelings, but for those who appreciate the inherent un-reality of TV, this movie is a laugh-out-loud journey toward a sweet victory for true love.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byMotorcitymull September 3, 2020

Hilarious feel-good rom-com

Definitely some adult humor but nothing too inappropriate. The plot moves well and is funny. Strong female leads with great acting. Would definitely recommend i... Continue reading
Parent Written byMelissa P. December 13, 2017

More adult humour chick flick

Id rate this film a 15 unless your the type of parent that doesnt mind your child hearing the odd swear words and devious behaviour then id recommend pg. But re... Continue reading
Teen, 17 years old Written bydavispittman January 8, 2017

Very funny well acted comedy!

Families need to know that Revenge of the Bridesmaids is hilarious and the actors are very well cast and good in their roles. The script isn't too cheesy... Continue reading
Teen, 15 years old Written bymoviehater2 June 10, 2016

Your Typical Chick Flick

Revenge of the Bridesmaids was typical, although the characters had such a commitment to each other; yet, they failed to legally support each other. Make sure t... Continue reading

What's the story?

When longtime pals Abigail (Raven-Symone) and Parker (JoAnna Garcia) leave New York City and return to their small Southern hometown for a visit, they’re dismayed to discover that their friend Rachel’s (Chryssie Whitehead) boyfriend has fallen prey to the conniving powers of their childhood nemesis, Caitlyn (Virginia Williams). Determined to break up the obviously ill-fated couple and reunite true companions Rachel and Tony (Lyle Brocato), Abigail and Parker infiltrate the wedding party as bridesmaids and set their destructive wheels in motion. But their efforts are thwarted at every turn by Caitlyn’s money-hungry mother, Olivia (Beth Broderick), who has her own selfish motivations for seeing the marriage through.

Is it any good?

REVENGE OF THE BRIDESMAIDS succeeds thanks to strong writing and a great cast. Raven-Symone is a scene stealer as the sharp-tongued Abigail, who brings a big-city air and her self-stated problems with authority to this sham of a shotgun wedding, which doesn’t stand a chance once she’s set her sights on bringing it -- and the manipulative duo behind it -- to its knees. She and her friends are heroes to anyone who's ever dreamed of getting back at our own childhood bullies.

But this isn’t a pick for family movie night, as much of the content requires a certain level of maturity to put into context. The repeated references to Caitlyn’s unexpected pregnancy are likely to raise a host of questions from younger kids, as will other comments about sleeping around or having sex for personal gain. Language (“bitch,” “damn,” “ass,” and the like) is another concern, as is Caitlyn and Olivia’s manipulative behavior and their disregard for anyone’s feelings. Then, of course, there are the multiple counts of breaking the law -- and the relative ease with which the characters escape prosecution -- that Abigail and Parker justify in the name of true love. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the law. What examples of breaking the law did you see in this movie? How realistic were the consequences of the characters’ actions? What might happen in the real world if you were to do the same thing?

  • Teens: Do you think there’s such a thing as true love? What's important in a successful relationship?

  • How has technology changed how teens relate to each other?

  • What messages does this movie send about relationships and marriage? How does the media in general portray marriage?

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