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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Liv
... Emma
... Nate
... Fletcher
... Daniel
... Marion
... Deb
... Kevin
... Colson
... Kathy
... John
... Young Liv
Shannon Ferber ... Young Emma
... Amanda
Charles Bernard ... Wedding DJ
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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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Even best friends can't share the same wedding day. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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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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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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The film's cast includes one Oscar winner, Anne Hathaway, and two Oscar nominees, Kate Hudson and Candice Bergen. See more »

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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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Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.192 (2013) See more »

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Rain On Your Parade
Written by Duffy (as Aimee Ann Duffy) and Steve Booker
Performed by Duffy
Courtesy of Polydor Ltd. (UK) / The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Absolute waste of tape

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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