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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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Even best friends can't share the same wedding day. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

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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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Liv's engagement ring is a five carat Tiffany Novo cushion cut. See more »

Goofs

In the engagement party scene, one of the guests takes a long sip of her drink, and when the shot cuts back to her next, the drink is full again. See more »

Quotes

Liv: If I were your wedding, I'd be sleeping with one eye open...
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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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Bridal Chorus Petit
Written by Eric Zimmerman
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Now that is a chic flick
7 January 2009 | by tausifSee 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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