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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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Nearing the end of the movie when Emma is waiting in the room with Deb, the position of her veil changes a few times. See more »

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Daniel: They haven't spoken in a week. That's like a century in girl years.
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References Saturday Night Live (1975) See more »

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Pump Up The Jam
Written by Thomas De Quincey and Manuela Kamosi
Performed by Technotronic
Courtesy of ARS Productions Belgium
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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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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