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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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Comedy | Romance

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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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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,717,894 (UK) (9 January 2009)

Gross:

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

During the reception, there is a shot involving a complicated series of dance steps in front of the camera. After many failed attempts, a dance instructor who happened to be an extra asked to teach the actors how to perform the maneuver correctly. See more »

Goofs

When Liv gets pulled on stage at the party she is wearing a tiara, but when she starts dancing with Emma, the tiara is missing. See more »

Quotes

Liv: If I were your wedding, I'd be sleeping with one eye open...
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Connections

Features Halo 3 (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

You Me and the Bourgeoisie
Written by Blake Hazard (as Eleanor B. Hazard)
Performed by The Submarines
Courtesy of Nettwerk Music Group
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A story of two girls with a bright dream

The movie tells a story of two childhood friends who had a dream of a perfect wedding ceremony in a Plaza Hotel. When the girls are already young and beautiful women and the day comes that they are both engaged, they start to plan their perfect wedding in Plaza. Thereby the are confronted with different problems and even try to ruin each others wedding.

"Bride Wars" doesn't really stand for movies I usually watch. Although I wanted to watch it, mainly because of Anne Hathaway. I was told she is a good actress and is playing quite good in that movie. Well I can partly agree with that. Her performance in "Bride Wars" was surely satisfactory, however I believe her role was not really challenging. For the rest, I have to confess that the story of the movie is quite poor. It is obvious that the idea of the movie is to show us how two childhood friends deal with their friendship when their most desired dream seems to come true. However this appears unrealistic in the movie. Two best friends who know each other for over twenty years wouldn't try to spoil each others lives. "Bride Wars" appears also not that funny as it probably should be. The jokes are even a bit dumb and absolutely not funny.

Summing up I think that "Bride Wars" is a motion picture made more for girls who also have bright thoughts about their wedding.


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