Revenge of the Bridesmaids



Wedding comedy is lighthearted, but content best for teens+.
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  • Review Date: July 18, 2010
  • Rated: NR
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release Year: 2011
  • Running Time: 95 minutes

What parents need to know

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

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.

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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.”   

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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.

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.

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. 

Families can talk 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?

Movie details

DVD release date:April 26, 2011
Cast:Chryssie Whitehead, Joanna Garcia, Raven Symone
Director:James Hayman
Studio:Living Arts
Run time:95 minutes
MPAA rating:NR

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Parent of a 8 year old Written bycheerMama April 27, 2011

Not Child-Friendly Although It Stars "Raven"

Started watching this thinking it would be age appropriate since it starred "Raven"...definitely had to change the channel! After the third reference to sleeping with someone, I called it quits on this movie. Did not get any further to see what ages it would be for, but definitely not for the 8 year-olds!
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Kid, 11 years old August 1, 2010


The movie is awesome. This movie haves my favorite character in it, Raven Symone'.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Great messages
Great role models
Kid, 11 years old June 15, 2014

Humor, Intriguing, Parents Beware

I just watched Revenge of the Bridesmaids. Although it isn't my favorite movie of all time, I really did like it. The movie focuses on these four girls that were childhood friends. Abigail and Parker return to their hometown to find that Caitlin has stole their friend's boyfriend and are now engaged. Abigail and Parker devise a plan to get the groom and their friend back together. They get rid of the first two bridesmaids, and become the replacement. Their friend was also a bridesmaid. Eventually, you find out that Caitlin was lying about her pregnancy, which we found out was the only reason Caitlin and the groom were getting married. The three girls mess up the wedding so it is not perfect, but end go in prison. With help from her lover--that is a detective--,they get out of prison and devise a new plan. With help from the other bridesmaid, they kidnap Caitlin and trick her into saying she isn't pregnant on tape. Good messages? It can teach you that you should marry a person because you love them, not just for their money. Abigail and Parker demonstrate this after they find out Caitlin doesn't love the groom and only wants his money. Bad messages? The movie kind of says that you can go destroy property and get away with it, which is shown after the girls shred a dress, get arrested, and bailed out of prison. The girls do kidnap Caitlin and receive no consequence either. Good role models? Abigail and and Parker have a very strong and healthy relationship with one of the bridesmaids. They look out for her. The girls also know love is not what matters. When the groom ways he doesn't have any money, the girl says she doesn't care and still loves him. Bad role models? Caitlin and her mother are terrible role models. In the beginning, the girls are playing wedding and Caitlin has a hissy for because she doesn't want any of her friends to be the groom. And she gets her way. Caitlin's mother makes fun of breast sizes and also weight, calling Abigail "Flabigail" and starving her. Caitlin only wants to marry the groom because she needs the money. Abigail and Parker destroy a wedding and do fraud. They pose as Caitlin to wreck it. Caitlin and her mother don't like anybody leaving the house. In the end, there is kidnapping. Caitlin does lie to the groom at the wedding. Violence? There isn't a lot of violence. The girls do kidnap Caitlin. They tie her with ribbon, cover her mouth with a veil, and wrap her in a rug. Sex? Well, there are references to the breasts and figures of a couple girls. Abigail seems to have a lot of plans that involve sleeping with someone, but they don't actually use them. The groom calls getting Caitlin was a big mistake that he wish he could've taken back, implying that he had sex with her, probably unprotected. A nude glass statue is shown, but no private areas are shown. It is a male and apparently has a long private area. Somebody comments on it being able to hold umbrellas. Then, it shows the mother cutting a lot of it off. Parker says that by ending up with a specific guy, she would have 6 kids, a fat a** and sweatpants. Swears? These girls do swear, but nothing extremy bad. There is b****, a**, h***, and I think d***. Drinking? A lot of girls drink wine constantly throughout the movie. The worst part is when Caitlin gets drunk during the end. Overall, this movie was exemplary, but parents make sure you are informed on these things.
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Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking


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