Bridesmaids is a 2011 American comedy directed by Paul Feig and produced by Judd Apatow, Barry Mendel, and Clayton Townsend. The plot centers on Annie (Kristen Wiig) and her experiences as maid of honor in Lillian's (Maya Rudolph) wedding. Bridesmaids was produced by Apatow Productions and was released by Universal Pictures on May 13, 2011. It marked the final appearance of Jill Clayburgh, who died of leukemia in November 2010 before the film was released.
Things aren't going well at all for Annie: she works as an incompetent saleswoman at a jewelry store after the cake store she opened during the recession went bankrupt, her only romantic outlet is a selfish pig who revels in the "sex buddies" relationship she is growing decreasingly fond of, she's stuck with a grotesque British girl and her obnoxious brother as roommates, and her cherished relationship with her childhood best friend Lillian changes forever when Lillian gets engaged. Lillian then asks Annie to be her Maid of Honor, but also selects four bridesmaids: Helen Harris, the wealthy wife of Lillian's fiancé's boss and Lillian's new close friend; Becca, a newlywed who loves marriage and pities unattached Annie; Megan, the zaftig and aggressive sister of the groom; and Rita, a relative who is dissatisfied with her marriage and three constantly-masturbating sons. Annie's chaotic personal life, budgetary restrictions, and insecurity about Lillian and Helen's friendship begin to take their toll as the wedding draws nearer. Can the romantic affections of a handsome cop and some much-needed self-confidence turn things around for her, in time to truly celebrate her best friend's wedding day?