- Crazy Awesome: Megan.
- Ensemble Darkhorse: Megan. Melissa McCarthy was nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for a reason.
- Fridge Brilliance: Megan thinks the guy beside her on the plane is an air marshal because he has no carry-on luggage. How would she know? She mentions later in the film that she has top-level security clearance, so it's most likely she's seen his name/face already on a list of air marshals.
- Girl-Show Ghetto: The general consensus is that this was averted.
- Harsher in Hindsight: Imagine how "Bill Cozbi" must be feeling post-2014.
- Ho Yay: The close friendship between Annie and Lillian comes off as this.
- The way Annie and Helen compete over who can impress Lillian best.
- Rita and Becca getting drunk and sharing a kiss on the airplane.
- Jerkass Woobie:
- Annie. Like most cases of this, she suffers enough to elicit sympathy, but her suffering is self-inflicted by her own jerkass behavior. Plenty of her misfortunes could be avoided, or at least downplayed, if she took more responsibility for her actions and didn't have quite as much of a victim complex. This makes it that much more heartwarming in the film when she finally owns up to her actions.
- Helen can also be considered this, as it's revealed that she keeps muscling in on the wedding as a way of compensating for her own miserable and lonely life.
- Moe: Becca. But seeing as she's played by Ellie Kemper, this should be expected.
- One-Scene Wonder:
- Lillian's dad in both of his scenes is pretty memorable.
- Annie's Crazy Awesome mother.
- Annie's roommates.
- Retroactive Recognition: For Rebel Wilson.
- Signature Scene: The food poisoning scene was one of the most talked-about scenes all year.
- The aforementioned food poisoning scene in the bridal shop.
- Megan and Air Marshal John's post-credit sex scene.
- Unintentionally Unsympathetic:
- Helen's reveal of her own insecurities to make the audience see that she isn't the Alpha Bitch Annie sees her as can fall flat when one looks back at the rest of the film and realizes just how often she's gone out of her way to upstage and embarrass Annie. May be partly intentional, as just like Annie, Helen has her own problems and doesn't always handle them the best way.
- Though it was wrong of Annie to cut off Rhodes the way she did, the way he constantly pushes the bakery issue and even buys a bunch of baking-related supplies, even though it's clearly a sore spot for her, makes him look really insensitive. Sure, he meant well, but he doesn't let the subject drop, even when Annie clearly says she doesn't want to talk about it.
- Lillian can come off this way for her attitude towards Annie. She's obviously got a lot on her plate with her wedding coming up, but her childhood friend is obviously going through a rough patch in her life, and Lillian being angry with her can come off as just being upset that Annie is disrupting her plans.
YMMV / Bridesmaids