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Bride Wars (2009)

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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Even best friends can't share the same wedding day. See more »

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

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9 January 2009 (USA)  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

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£1,717,894 (UK) (9 January 2009)

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$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 »

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When the girls are about to toast to Liv's engagement at the bar: Everyone but Emma is holding a full shot glass, when the scene changes, Liv and the one friend are holding a half full shot glass, while Marissa changes to a wine glass while they are still in the middle of the toast. See more »

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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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I'm Too Sexy
Written by Richard Fairbrass, Fred Fairbrass, and Rob Manzoli
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Absolute waste of tape
2 March 2009 | by (Maastricht, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Two best friends. Both living with their boyfriends, both waiting for them to pop -the- question they live their daily life. When one day they both end up proposed to the planning starts for two perfect weddings. Little do they know that human frailty is against them - and what starts as the perfect adventure soon turns into the most horrible nightmare imaginable. From there what once was the best possible friendship slowly turns into a terrible war.

A meager story at best, the above is the backing line of this film. It could have been enough if it had been worked out some better, but quite sadly this comedy fails to be funny and that is IMO one of the prime requisites of a comedy - making the audience laugh out loud a good number of times and keep them amused until after the ending credits.

This film fails to be funny. The two main characters and their actions are not entirely badly chosen - but the way they are acted out are just too much of a cliché or too clearly acted. There's also too little moments that could have worked out - there's far too many soft spots where the film just rolls on without anything happening.

The most positive effect of the film was the side role played by Kristen Johnson who turns every scene she appears in into a short lasting hilarious feast. It isn't enough to save the film though - it's still a piece of rubbish.

2 out of 10 bridal tragedies wasted


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