Trivia / Bridesmaids

  • Billing Displacement: The posters for the film ran with the bridesmaids theme, depicting all five of them (plus the bride) which was why Chris O'Dowd (Officer Rhodes) doesn't appear, despite playing a more important character than Wendi McLendon-Covey (Rita) or Ellie Kemper (Becca).
  • Fake American / Fake Brit: Australians Rose Byrne and Rebel Wilson play an American and a Brit respectively. Averted with Irishman Chris O'Dowd.
  • Name's the Same: The name of Lillian's husband-to-be is Doug(ie), like the groom in the first Hangover movie.
  • Reality Subtext: This was Jill Clayburgh's (Annie's mom) last film, as she was secretly fighting leukemia.
  • Real-Life Relative: Ben Falcone, who plays Air Marshall Jon, is married to Melissa McCarthy (Megan.)
  • Retroactive Recognition: For Rebel Wilson.
  • Star-Making Role: While Melissa McCarthy isn't that unknown, she was primarily a television actress before this movie. Her film career and star status skyrocketed after this and hasn't stopped since.
    • Rose Byrne gained a lot more attention after appearing in this and broke into increasingly bigger pictures.