Bride Wars

2009

Bride Wars

Critics Consensus

Bride Wars takes the already wearisome concept of battling bridezillas, and makes it thoroughly insufferable via a lazy script and wholly detestable characters.

11%

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Reviews Counted: 142

51%
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Reviews Count: 0
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51%
Average Rating: 3.3/5

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Liv and Emma are best friends who since childhood have planned every detail of their respective weddings. At the top of their bridal "must have" list: a ceremony at New York's ultimate bridal destination, the Plaza Hotel. Now, at age 26, they're both about to get married; they're about to realize their dreams; and they're about to live happily ever after. Or maybe not... When a clerical error causes a clash in wedding dates--they're now to be married on the same date!--Liv, Emma and their lifelong friendship are put to the ultimate test. Liv, a successful lawyer who is used to getting what she wants, including the perfect job and the perfect man, won't settle for anything less than the perfect wedding she has dreamed of for years. Emma, a schoolteacher who has always been good at taking care of others, but not so much in looking after herself, discovers her inner Bridezilla and comes out swinging when her own dream wedding is imperiled. Now, the two best friends who'd do anything for each other, find themselves in a no-holds-barred, take-no-prisoners struggle that threatens to erupt into all-out war.

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Critic Reviews for Bride Wars

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You want to see Anne Hathaway in a worthy vehicle? Check out "Rachel Getting Married." You want to see Kate Hudson in a worthy vehicle?Rent a time machine.

Feb 8, 2009 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…

Bride Wars makes Sex and the City seem like Jane Austen.

Jan 16, 2009 | Rating: D | Full Review…

There's a good deal of potential squandered in this strained comedy, which suffers from lazy writing, miscalculated acting, perfunctory directing and general bad timing.

Jan 16, 2009 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

[A] funny, self-consciously frothy piece of good-natured escapism.

Jan 16, 2009 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

There's more cheer to be gained from staring outside at a bleak and desolate winterscape in the twilight of a shortened day than paying good money to endure this example of cinematic offal.

Jan 12, 2009 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

No cues are needed to understand the plot, which feels computer-generated and barely serves to sustain an hour and a half running time.

Jan 9, 2009 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Bride Wars

Two bestfriends have planned their weddings their whole lives for June at the Plaza. They both get engaged at the same time and the wedding is double booked. They do everything to sabotage each other's weddings. Very funny movie and cast.

Candy Rose
Candy Rose

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An ok if nothing special comedy as 2 life long best friends try to out do each other for their dream wedding day. Quite a good cast and it has a few funny moments as they take increasing steps to get back at each other. Otherwise quite predictable.

Dean King
Dean King

Super Reviewer

Hilarious! Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway thrive off each other. Brilliant!

Bethany Murphy
Bethany Murphy

Super Reviewer

Really dumb and juvenile, didn't have any funny scenes.

Jim Careter
Jim Careter

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