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

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

Daniel: They haven't spoken in a week. That's like a century in girl years.
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Referenced in Jeopardy!: 2012 Teen Tournament Final Game 2 (2012) See more »

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Tambourine
Written by Eve (as Eve Jeffers), Swizz Beatz (as Kasseem Dean), Charles Brown, Carl Kidd, and Sean Garrett
Performed by Eve
Courtesy of Aftermath / Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
(Contains a sample of "Blow Your Whistle"
Performed by The Soul Searchers
Courtesy of Avant Garde Enterprises, Inc.)
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One of the worst movies of 2009
14 February 2010 | by See all my reviews

When Bride Wars first came out, the critic Mark Kermode was so confident that it would be on his Top 10 worst movies of 2009 that he declared he would give up movie reviewing if it wasn't (it was). Having now seen it myself, I see exactly where he was coming from. This is a horrible, horrible movie. There is nothing at all good about it.

The plot is totally nonsensical. Two best friends getting their weddings booked on the same day, and immediately turning on each other with pranks and sabotage efforts? How does that sound like a good movie concept?

But many things combine to ensure that nothing can be salvaged from this awful premise. It's no good as a comedy: none of the jokes are funny. The acting is as bland as it gets. And the characters themselves are wholly unlikeable: they are just selfish, two-dimensional people who have skewed priorities and are never properly called on it, and it is impossible to understand just why they're being so horrible to each other.

Regardless of your gender, do not watch this movie.


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