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Bridesmaids

Released

May 13, 2011

Latest Home Video

Sep 19, 2011

MPAA Rating

R

Director

Paul Feig

Cast

Kristen Wiig
Maya Rudolph
Rose Byrne

Studio

2011 Universal Pictures

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We do not have a full review for this movie because it is rated R in the US and we usually only review G, PG, and PG-13 movies. However we do have details about the content you can expect to see in this movie in the "Content Details" section below.

Synopsis

When her girlfriend gets engaged, Annie (Kristen Wiig) is asked to be her maid of honor. But corralling the rowdy bunch of bridesmaids and making sure the day is perfect for the bride proves more of a challenge than she bargained for.

Content Details

Why Is Bridesmaids Rated R?

Bridesmaids is rated R for some strong sexuality, and language throughout.

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Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in Bridesmaids...

This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:

Violence:

- Portrayals of non-graphic violence.

Sexual Content:

- Sexually suggestive scene.

- Implied sexual activity (some detail, no nudity).

- Brief simulated sexual activity.

- Fondling.

- Infrequent portrayals of crude bodily functions (some detail).

- Frequent use of crude and sexual language, innuendo and references.

- Embracing and kissing.

Language:

- Frequent use of the sexual expletive and variations—once in a sexual context.

- Frequent use of scatological slang, cursing, profanity, and vulgar expressions.

- Slurs.

Drugs and Alcohol:

- Portrayals of alcohol consumption.

Home Video Viewing Alternatives

Here are some ideas for home video titles that are related to Bridesmaids.

Jane has been a bridesmaid before but now she has been asked to help her sister marry the man Jane’s in love with in 27 Dresses. Tom’s best friend is tying the knot and he has been asked to be her Made of Honor. Years ago, Julianne promised to marry her college boyfriend, but now he is calling to announce his own wedding plans in My Best Friend’s Wedding.

Canadian Movie Ratings

BC
SK
14A Sexually Suggestive Scene, Coarse Language.
AB 14A Crude Content, Coarse Language, Sexual Content.
MB 14A Not Recommended For Children, Crude Content.
ON 14A Coarse Language, Sexual Content, Crude Content.
QC 13+
NB
NS
NL
PE
PG

Canadian Home Video Rating: 14A

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Details on home video releases of Bridesmaids...

Bridesmaids releases to home video on September 20, 2011.

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Pat says: May. 23, 2011

Whoa!  From a woman’s perspective, I was really disappointed with this film.  Saw it this weekend, because I am attending an out-of-town wedding next weekend, the bride & bridal party were seeing the movie, and I wanted to be part of the group, in spirit.  Knew I was going to see sexually explicit scenes & “potty humor”, & hear profanity.  Never did I expect the level of sex scenes and bad language.

The thing that really bothered me though was the sub-level themes of anger and sadness.  The only happy girl in the film was the unfeminine outsider-type character.  I left the theater, saying to my husband, if this is the way women in the 30’s actually live, actually feel about life, I feel really sorry for them.  I don’t know how they get thru the day with this negativity, and selling themselves out sexually.

Even with all the media hoopla of a “great woman’s comedy”, I would skip this one & watch “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” again.  Much more fun & funny!

Memphis Steve says: Jun. 14, 2011

Having seen this movie with my wife, I cannot figure out why it is rated R while other far more offensive movies, such as Adam Sandler’s latest self-castration-fest film, receive a lower rating. There was no nudity, no significant violence, no violence directed at the genitals, not much of anything beyond the same cursing I hear in PG movies and increasingly on television. Every scene could be shown on network television without cutting anything other than some of the curse words, and it probably will be eventually. The bathroom humor didn’t show anything other than vomiting. No one’s bare butt was seen and if the actresses didn’t say that they were going to the bathroom under their dresses, you wouldn’t be able to tell. The closest thing to a sex scene was 2 scenes in which the main character is in bed with her boyfriend, but the covers are pulled up and cover everything. Both of those scenes could be shown on network television right now and not be censored. There is no shooting, or stabbing, or graphic violence of any kind, unless you count Kristen Wiig assaulting a giant cookie which ultimately gets the better of her.

My wife laughed all through this film, all the way out to the car in the parking lot after the film, all night while we were trying to go to sleep, and 2 days later she was still remembering scenes and laughing. It definitely has crude humor, but it is far less crude than most of the movies and even TV shows being shown today. Every comedy on CBS over the past year has used as crude, and often cruder humor, plus sexual violence, than anything in this movie.

I don’t know that I would take young kids to see this, but teenagers won’t be shocked by anything in the film, and I can’t think of anything that would cause parents much concern about their kids seeing in it. It really should be a rated PG-13 movie, not R.

maddin@isoc.net says: Jun. 24, 2011

A friend saw and was shocked. She said the language was horrible and there were scenes referencing orgasms.  I thought it might be a cleaver comedy but am sadly disappointed from others comments. I wanted to see it but was a little bit put off by the R rating which is never good.

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