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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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This January, all bets are off. 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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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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Trivia

The script was finished just before the 2007-2008 Writers Guild of America strike. See more »

Goofs

In the scene with Emma and Deb at the wedding planner's office, Deb goes from drinking from a wide wine glass in one shot to a narrow champagne glass in another. See more »

Quotes

Emma: You're only human. You don't have to have it together every minute of every day.
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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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Soundtracks

This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)
Written by Chuck Jackson (as Charles Jackson) and Marvin Yancy
Performed by Natalie Cole
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Mediocre at Best
29 January 2009 | by swinktorxerSee all my reviews

Honestly, how many angry bride movies can Hollywood come out with? I thought 27 Dresses had a pretty good plot, even though it was way way way predictable, the characters were likable and different. There were no strip club bachelor/bachelorette parties, no fights that left you hating both of the women in the movie, and some pretty good acting. However,in Bride Wars, Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway have reached a low point in their career, dreadfully overacting and dramatizing every little detail to the point of me losing interest. The three male leads were decent, but for the most part, left a lot to be desired. Their characters were somewhat shallow, possibly due to a predictable and weak screenplay and script. This reminded me too much of all the bride movies and over-hyped chick flicks of the past. When will Hollywood come out with another Notebook romance?


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