|Writer||Kristin Wiig, Annie Mumolo|
|Starring||Kristin Wiig, Melissa McCarthy|
|84th Academy Awards|
Bridesmaids is a 2011 American comedy film written by Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo and directed by Paul Feig. The plot centers on Annie (Wiig) who after being asked to be the maid of honour for her best friend Lillian, played by Maya Rudolph, suffers a number of misfortunes. Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Ellie Kemper, and Wendi McLendon-Covey co-star as Annie's fellow bridesmaids, with Chris O'Dowd and Jill Clayburgh—who died of leukemia in November 2010 before the film was released—playing key supporting roles.
Kristen Wiig leads the cast as Annie, a maid of honor whose life unravels as she leads her best friend, Lillian (Maya Rudolph), and a group of colorful bridesmaids (Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Ellie Kemper) 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.