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Bride Wars (2009)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  9 January 2009 (USA)
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Two best friends become rivals when they schedule their respective weddings on the same day.



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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. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Best friends should share everything.. expect their wedding day! See more »


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for suggestive content, language and some rude behavior | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

9 January 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Guerra de novias  »

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Box Office


$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,717,894 (UK) (9 January 2009)


$58,715,510 (USA) (8 May 2009)

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


In the scene with Emma and Deb at the wedding planner's office, Deb goes from drinking from a wide wine glass in one shot to a narrow champagne glass in another. See more »


Marion St. Claire: It was quite a wedding and as I stood there watching I realized something I'd forgotten a long time ago. Sometimes in life there really are bonds formed that can never be broken. Sometimes you really can find that one person who will stand by you no matter what. Maybe you will find it in a spouse and celebrate it with your dream wedding. But there's also the chance that the one person you can count on for a lifetime, the one person who knows you sometimes better than you know yourself is the ...
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User Reviews

If you've seen the trailer, you've seen the movie.
9 January 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Liv (Kate Hudson) and Emma (Anne Hathaway) are two life-long best friends who've dreamed of a June wedding at the Plaza since they were kids. Well, it looks like their dream is finally coming true as their boyfriends have popped the question and now all that's left to do is book the venue. But, unfortunately, due to a mistake the venue made, they've booked their weddings on the same day and the next opening isn't until June 15th... 3 years from now. When they both refuse to move their wedding, it turns to "war".

But, that's just it, the only "war" was in the trailer (the bronze tan, the blue hair, etc.) and the movie overall was rather average. I went in with an open mind and low expectations and still came out disappointed. The first hour is OK, but the last half takes a completely different turn. The jokes stop and it becomes more serious; focusing on the two girls' relationship more than anything else.

The movie appeals mostly to teen girls, so if you're anyone else, this isn't really worth the admission price. And if you still want to see it, it's a rental at best. The trailer showed mostly everything anyway and it's pretty easy to guess how it ends.

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