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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Childhood friends. Best Friends. Two Brides. Two Weddings. One Mistake 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 »


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 »


Daniel: They haven't spoken in a week. That's like a century in girl years.
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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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