Bride Wars

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Director:Gary Winick 
Writers: Greg DePaul/June Raphael/Casey Wilson 
Producers: Kate Hudson/Matt Luber/Alan Riche/Peter Riche/Julie Yorn
Starring: Anne Hathaway/Kate Hudson/Candice Bergen/Chris Pratt/Steve Howey
Year: 2009
Country: US
BBFC Certification: 12
Duration: 89 minutes

Meet Liv and Emma – best friends since childhood. Blonde Liv is sassy and stylish with a great career as a successful lawyer – she’s a woman who has the man, the wardrobe and the job and settles for nothing but the best. Brunette Emma on the other hand is caring and carefree with a rewarding career as a school teacher – a woman who just wants the best in life… for everyone else. But hair colour and careers don’t make a difference when these best friends come together – they’re perfect partners in shopping, socialising, comparing boyfriend notes and so much more… that is until they start to plan their weddings – with both of their hearts set on the one perfect dress and the one perfect venue – what are best friends to do?

“Your wedding will be huge…just like your ass at Prom”- The trailer is pretty much the whole movie in 2 minutes and 29 seconds!

Anne Hathaway and Kate Hudson star in this romantic comedy about two best friends fighting for their wedding day which is booked on the same date but do the two brides make the movie a hit or is it all doom and gloom for the grooms? The story is pretty much predictable as are the laughs which weren’t really funny but there were a couple of scenes that made you laugh a little. The characters were pretty much one-dimensional and cared about nothing but the wedding except for the predictable ending. The acting was okay, Anne Hathaway did a good job playing as the quiet Emma but Kate Hudson became quite annoying forty-five minutes into the movie as the bossy perfectionist Liv. The writing is same-old, same-old and has been done better a thousand times before but this isn’t really a bad entry into the rom-com genre. The direction was okay, it wasn’t too bad but the movie overall could have been so much better than it was. 

When you just hear the name of the movie Bride Wars, you know you’re not in for something fantastic but it does the job it’s supposed to do. The plot wasn’t really very creative and was very predictable from the start, two best friends both have big dreams about getting married, both get engaged on the same day and both weddings are booked on the same day so the two brides fight about it. That’s basically what the movie is but what do you expect from a movie called Bride Wars? I thought Anne Hathaway did a great job but I have seen her do better…much better. Kate Hudson becomes very annoying very quickly taking the bitchy role of Liv. Fans of romantic comedy movies will like this but if you’re looking for a laugh-out-loud comedy, look the other way.

It’s not really bad but this could have been a lot better. There was nothing surprising in the movie, it was just bland and the script was possibly the worst thing about the movie.


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