First screened in May 2011; most recently screened in November 2011
Director: Paul Feig. Cast: Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Chris O'Dowd, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ellie Kemper, Jon Hamm, Jill Clayburgh, Rebel Wilson, Matt Lucas, Michael Hitchcock, Annie Mumolo, Ben Falcone, Mitch Silpa, Richard Riehle, Chynna Phillips, Carnie Wilson, Wendy Wilson. Screenplay: Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo.
Twitter Capsule: Mix of raucous and sober tones shows laudable ambition but wobbly execution. Some good laughs, but kind of hemmed in?

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Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

(in May 2011: B–)

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Academy Award Nominations:
Best Supporting Actress: Melissa McCarthy
Best Original Screenplay: Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig

Golden Globe Nominations:
Best Picture (Musical/Comedy)
Best Actress (Musical/Comedy): Kristen Wiig

Other Awards:
Boston Society of Film Critics: Best Supporting Actress (McCarthy)

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