Bride Wars

January 9th, 2009


Bride Wars

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Two best friends become rivals when they schedule their respective weddings on the same day.

Release Year: 2009

Rating: 5.0/10 (28,646 voted)

Critic's Score: 24/100

Director: Gary Winick

Stars: Kate Hudson, Anne Hathaway, Candice Bergen

In Manhattan, the lawyer Liv and the school teacher Emma have been best friends since their childhood. They both are proposed to by their boyfriends on the same day and they plan their wedding parties in Plaza Hotel, using the services of the famous Marion St. Claire. However, due to Marion's secretary's mistake, their weddings are scheduled for the same day. None of them agrees to change the date and they become enemies, trying to sabotage the wedding party of the rival.

Writers: Greg DePaul, Casey Wilson

Kate Hudson - Liv
Anne Hathaway - Emma
Bryan Greenberg - Nate
Chris Pratt - Fletcher
Steve Howey - Daniel
Candice Bergen - Marion
Kristen Johnston - Deb
Michael Arden - Kevin
Victor Slezak - Colson
Kelly Coffield Park - Kathy
John Pankow - John
Zoe O'Grady - Young Liv
Shannon Ferber - Young Emma
June Diane Raphael - Amanda
Charles Bernard - Wedding DJ

Taglines: Something New - Something Borrowed - Something Blu


Official Website: 20th Century Fox [France] | Fox International |

Release Date: 9 January 2009

Filming Locations: Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $21,058,173 (USA) (11 January 2009) (3226 Screens)

Gross: $113,971,145 (Worldwide) (8 April 2009)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

The script was finished just before the 2007-2008 Writers Guild of America strike.

Boom mic visible: In one of the scenes in the wedding planner's office, the boom mic is visible in the top of the frame.

[from trailer]
Emma: [to Liv] Your wedding's gonna be huge, just like your ass at prom.
Liv: Your wedding can suck it.

User Review

...And girls wonder why men think we're stupid

Rating: 2/10

Ah, chick flicks, gotta love them, their non-clever formula's and clichés are always a joy to watch. OK, I'm being a little mean, it's all good, we do have some good chick flicks and from the moment I saw Bride Wars, I thought it looked promising. Sure, there are a lot of great conclusions that you come to when you see what the movie is about, two best friends who are scheduled to marry the same day, from: they're best friends who can't compromise? They could technically sue the company that mixed their dates up or even get it fixed if that company wanted to stay in business. But I just kept thinking, this is a movie, it could be a funny one if I let go. We do need movies like that that just escape reality, so I rented it the other day and I really couldn't escape how silly and over the top this movie was.

Emma and Liv are best friends who have planned every detail of their weddings since they first witnessed a wedding at the Plaza Hotel. The two women get engaged. They then schedule their weddings with New York's most famous wedding planner, but due to a clerical error they're scheduled to have a wedding on the same day. A week of passive aggressive hostility passes before the two women make it clear that neither will compromise, especially after Liv tries to take advantage of Emma's passive nature and outrages Emma in the process. The women both attempt to sabotage the other's wedding, including Liv making Emma's tan turn bright orange, Emma tampering with Liv's hair dye to make it turn Liv's hair blue-white, Emma showing up to Liv's bachelorette party to out-dance her, and Emma secretly sending Liv chocolate and lollies to make her not fit into her dress. Oh when will the madness end? Gotta love women.

Now the movie does have some good laughs here and there, but they're mostly shown in the trailer. I think one of the reasons this movie disturbed me though was due to the fact that there are women like this, one's that are so beyond obsessed with their wedding they don't even realize they're getting married. Women are competitive creatures unfortunately, I'm a woman, so I know, and we go to great lengths to prove we're prettier, smarter, kinder, etc., etc., etc. I wish that women would take a step forward where this movie is just proving time and time again that we are stupid. Two best friends who should love and support each other are trying to destroy each other's weddings, I was wrong in trying to give this movie a fair chance, it's just wrong on so many levels, wither it's the morals or just the clichéd characters, I wouldn't recommend Bride Wars.



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