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Bride Wars (2009)

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Two best friends become rivals when they schedule their respective weddings on the same day.

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Gary Winick

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Greg DePaul (screenplay), Casey Wilson (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kate Hudson ... Liv
Anne Hathaway ... Emma
Bryan Greenberg ... Nate
Chris Pratt ... Fletcher
Steve Howey ... Daniel
Candice Bergen ... Marion
Kristen Johnston ... Deb
Michael Arden ... Kevin
Victor Slezak ... Colson
Kelly Coffield Park ... Kathy
John Pankow ... John
Zoe O'Grady ... Young Liv
Shannon Ferber Shannon Ferber ... Young Emma
June Diane Raphael ... Amanda
Charles Bernard Charles Bernard ... Wedding DJ
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Storyline

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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Best friends should share everything... except their wedding day! See more »

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Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 January 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Guerra de novias See more »

Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,058,173, 11 January 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$58,715,510

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$114,663,461
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1.85 : 1
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This was Kate Hudson's first producing credit on a feature film. See more »

Goofs

When Emma and Deb are at the wedding planner's office, Deb drinks almost the entire glass of wine but in the next scene the glass had refilled completely. See more »

Quotes

Marion St. Claire: A wedding marks the first day of the rest of your life. You have been dead until now. Were you aware of that? You're dead right now.
Emma: I understand.
Marion St. Claire: Angela, for example, will die dead.
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Alternate Versions

The UK cinema version was cut for a 'PG' rating. The cuts were: An aggressive use of 'bitch' to describe a female character. A character saying 'Mother F' when she hears her wedding date has been double booked. See more »


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Give It To Me Baby
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Absolute waste of tape
2 March 2009 | by LazySodSee 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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