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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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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)

Opening Weekend:

£1,717,894 (UK) (9 January 2009)

Gross:

$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 Deb is drinking wine at Marion's office, the bottle changes between shots. See more »

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Liv: If I were your wedding, I'd be sleeping with one eye open...
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Happy
Written by Natasha Bedingfield, Tobias Gad, and Meleni Smith
Performed by Natasha Bedingfield
Courtesy of Epic Records and Sony BMG Music Entertainment (UK) Ltd.
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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Now that is a chic flick
7 January 2009 | by (Albuquerque, NM) – See all my reviews

I believe this is what truly defines a 'girly' movie... It obviously about brides and whatever stuff they love and need, and from what I can figure most of the women (including the 4 women that dragged me there) in the theater enjoyed it.

I do agree it is an original idea and does give esp the males out there the sheer intensity of how important this occasion is for women, and also to a certain extent why women may make good friends but the worst of enemies.

Overall I give it a 6 on 10 due to a lot of predictability and clichés but I did like the chemistry of the 2 leads stars, the others characters seemed rather bland in fact entirely devoid of personality.

Perhaps the only scene for men to enjoy is the bachelorette party - you 'll see - ;) Hathaway looks smokin' hot.


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