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Bridesmaids [2011] [R] - 8.5.7



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Unlike the MPAA we do not assign one inscrutable rating based on age, but 3 objective ratings for SEX/NUDITY, VIOLENCE/GORE and PROFANITY on a scale of 0 to 10, from lowest to highest, depending on quantity and context.

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A woman (Kristen Wiig) has had a rough year, so when her childhood best friend (Maya Rudolph) gets engaged, she throws herself fully into over-the-top wedding plans, only to be met with disaster. Also with Rose Byrne, Jon Hamm, Chris O'Dowd, Melissa McCarthy, Ellie Kemper, Jill Clayburgh and Wendi McLendon-Covey. Directed by Paul Feig. [2:05]

SEX/NUDITY 8 - We hear a man and a woman moaning and a man making sexual suggestions to a woman, and then we see the woman on top of the man, straddling him and actively thrusting with her hands over her breasts (she is wearing a bra); the man and the woman switch positions multiple times and we see the man's bare back and chest as he thrusts on top of her (a portion of his bare hip is also visible).
 A man and a woman kiss passionately, the woman wraps her legs around the man, he carries her into a bedroom and they kiss passionately on a bed; the man is shown on top of the woman as they begin to take off one another's clothing and we see the woman wake up the next morning in bed (sex is implied).
 We see a video tape of a man wearing brief-style underwear (his bare chest is visible) and lying on a bed as a woman adjusts the camera and announces she is recording a "first sex tape"; the woman is fully clothed, makes suggestive comments about the man eating a sandwich, and she places a sandwich on the man's stomach and eats it in a suggestive fashion with her head close to his crotch.
 We see a shirtless man (a portion of his bare chest is visible) in bed with a woman (she is wearing a bra that reveals cleavage); he kisses the woman and rubs her breast suggestively. A woman stands in front of a man and implies that they should have sex in an airplane bathroom; the man turns her down, she makes a crude remark about her genitals having "steam" and puts her leg up to trap the man against the bathroom (the man pushes past her).
 A topless woman drives a car in order to get a police officer's attention and another woman steers the car as the topless woman covers her chest with her hands (a small portion of her bare back is visible). A young woman lifts her shirt and we see a portion of her bare stomach and back. Women wear cleavage-exposing dresses. A woman frequently wears figure-exposing tight clothing. A woman tries to adjust her dress as she rides on the back of a horse and we see her upper thigh.
 Two women jokingly grab one another's breasts while dancing (both are clothed). We see a woman wearing a bra and underwear (her bare torso and back are visible) climb into bed with a sleeping, shirtless man (his bare chest is visible); he kisses her passionately and asks her to leave. While lying side by side in bed, a woman wraps her arms around a man; the man kisses the woman on the face and the woman puts her head on his bare chest.
 A man and a woman kiss in front of a crowd of people. Two women kiss. A man tells a woman he is going to kiss her and they kiss. A man and a woman rub noses. A man touches a woman on the arm and then jokes, asking her not to sue him because he touched her.
 A woman tells another woman that she "hung out" with a man, implying she had sex with him and the two women joke about the man forcing his genitals into a woman's mouth. Two women have a graphic sexual conversation about a woman's sexual habits and former partners; one of the women says that she and her husband often do not have sex after showering separately but the woman still desires sex. A man implies to a woman that she could rest her head on his lap and perform oral sex. A woman tells another woman that her sons leave semen "all over everything" and implies that she found a blanket used for sexual reasons, which was so hard it cracked. A woman tells another woman that she "needs" a trip so she has something to sexually fantasize about while she is having sex with her husband. A woman tells a group of women that she wants men's genitals in her face. A woman uses crude language to discuss the sexual habits of her ex-husband and his new wife. A woman tells another woman she is going to "climb" a man, implying sex. A woman makes a crude joke to a group of women that she is forced into prostitution to make money. A woman makes a crude remark about a woman bleaching her genital region and another woman agrees that she had done so. A woman makes a crude remark to a pre-teen girl about the girl's chest; the girl makes a crude remark in return and the woman then tells the girl to have a baby at prom. A woman asks a man if he stows a gun in his buttocks, and she then explains how she had learned from another man that he had stored his gun in his buttocks; she tells the man that she could store an iPod in her buttocks. A woman makes a crude sexual gesture. A woman shouts that she thinks two women are lesbians, she then shouts "Lesbians!" at them and another woman nods in agreement.

VIOLENCE/GORE 5 - A woman gets on the intercom during a flight and announces that she sees a person on the wing; a man and a woman approach her, a man draws a gun and tackles the woman, she tries to run away, the man grabs her and we see the woman, along with four other women, being lead off an airplane by armed guards.
 A woman grabs another woman and pins her down, bites her back and slaps her on the head; the other woman retaliates by slapping her in the face.
 Four women play tennis, and two of the women purposely smack the tennis ball very hard, hitting one another in the chest and shoulders (we hear the tennis balls hitting the women's bodies and they wince in pain); one woman then shoves another woman out of the way.
 Several women watch as a woman destroys a backyard party: she falls into a giant cookie, she knocks things off a table, throws chocolate from a fountain onto the ground, tries to tip over a fountain and throws grass through the air.
 A woman slams on her brakes to avoid hitting a porcupine crossing the road, and another car rams into the back of her car and then drives away (the woman is unharmed). A woman drives recklessly to get the attention of a police officer, including speeding past his car, doing donuts in the middle of the street, driving while texting and driving without using her hands.
 A young woman tells a woman that she had gotten a tattoo from a person in a van and when she lifts her shirt we see that the tattoo area is red and inflamed.
 A woman shouts at a man, saying she would rather be murdered on the side of the road than ride in a car with him. A man shouts at a woman. A woman shouts at a man. A man shouts at a group of people. A man shouts at two women. A woman shouts at a woman for leaving her seat on an airplane. A man angrily tells a woman to return to her seat on an airplane.
 A woman suggests to other women that they form a "female fight club" where they will attack a woman, and without her knowing they will knock her out. A woman tells another woman that she had dreamt that an airplane crashed, and that the woman was featured in the dream causing her to panic and breathe heavily. A woman tells another woman that she had fallen off a cruise ship and had broken bones and was currently healing. A woman tells another woman that she had firecrackers thrown at her head when she was a teen but she was not injured. A woman tells another woman that she had heard a rumor about a woman being sucked through an airplane toilet. A police officer later jokingly tells a woman she has warrants out for her arrest for reckless driving. A man tells a woman that her face looks like she has menstrual cramps. A woman tells another woman that she had slipped a loaded gun into a man's carry-on bag and he will be "torn up" at an airport. A man tells a woman that another woman's hair had fallen out when she was stressed, saying it was "gross." A man tells a woman to fix the taillights of her car before she kills someone. A woman tells another woman that she had gotten so sick she defecated on herself. A man jokes with a woman that even if he were not a police officer that he would still go out and shoot people. A man jokes that people will think he had stolen a police car.
 Four women look sick, their faces sallow and we hear their stomachs gurgling; one of the women grabs her stomach, one of the women vomits all over a toilet (vomit sprays from her mouth and hits the toilet, wall and floor), another woman sits in a sink, presumably defecating as the woman throws up next to her, and a third woman runs into the room and vomits on the head of the other vomiting woman -- we see the vomit come from her mouth and strike the woman's head and the ground around the toilet.
 A woman tells a group of women that she needs to defecate, she rushes across a crowded street, cutting in front of traffic, we hear her stomach gurgle, she has a look of panic on her face and says, "It's happening"; she sits in the street and presumably defecates (a large puffy dress is covering her legs).
 A woman belches and possibly flatulates at the same time and several other women act disgusted and hold their noses; the woman remarks that she does not know "which end it came from."

PROFANITY 7 - About 23 F-words and its derivatives (2 are uttered by mothers and directed toward their young children), 17 sexual references, 34 scatological terms, 21 anatomical terms (3 mild), 7 mild obscenities, name-calling (pieces of bacon on a plate, psychopath, stinky, sticky, smelly, grandpa, filthy, savages, jerk, wormy, stone cold pack of weirdos, crazy, maid of dishonor, old single loser, silly, pathetic, lesbian, idiot, freak), exclamations (oh my gosh), 2 religious profanities, 20 religious exclamations. [profanity glossary]

SUBSTANCE USE - A woman tells another woman that she can get cocaine for a party. A woman offers another woman prescription drugs (we do not know what the pills are), the woman takes them and drinks an alcoholic drink and moments later we see the woman acting erratically and intoxicated. A woman drinks to the point of inebriation and we see her stumbling, men and women are seen drinking wine and alcoholic drinks at parties and in a bar, we hear AA mentioned on multiple occasions, a woman tells her mother she should not go to AA because she has never had a drink of alcohol, a man tells a woman that her mother is his AA sponsor, and a woman is pulled over for driving erratically and a police officer makes her perform a sobriety test (she is not drunk).

DISCUSSION TOPICS - People changing as they grow older, friends growing apart, depression, Las Vegas, bachelorette parties, AA, Criss Angel, losing a business, economic recession, air marshals, self-sabotaging, best friends forever necklaces, Wilson Phillips, the Maury Show, tourist visas, moving back in with parents.

MESSAGE - Sometimes people change for the better, and true friendships can withstand a lot of hardship.

Special Keywords: S8 - V5 - P7 - MPAAR

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