Bride Wars (2009) - Rotten Tomatoes

Bride Wars (2009)



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

Movie Info

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.more
Rating: PG (for suggestive content, language and some rude behavior)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Greg DePaul, June Diane Raphael, Casey Wilson
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 28, 2009
Box Office: $58.6M
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Chris Pratt
as Fletcher
Candice Bergen
as Marion St. Claire
Shannon Ferber
as Young Emma
Zoe O'Grady
as Young Liv
Charles Bernard
as Wedding DJ
Bruce Altman
as Simmons
Jason Kolotouros
as Delivery Guy
Paul Scheer
as Ricky Coo
Andre Holland
as DJ Jazzles
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News & Interviews for Bride Wars

Critic Reviews for Bride Wars

All Critics (141) | Top Critics (42)

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.

Full Review… | February 8, 2009
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | January 16, 2009
Christian Science Monitor
Top Critic

Bride Wars will ensnare the fairer sex like an evil goddamn tractor beam and there's nothing you can do about it. If you must go see it, take a book. Or some cyanide.

Full Review… | September 29, 2012

Bride Wars renders its women characters as stereotypes only capable of approaching the world the way a character from a prime-time TV show might.

Full Review… | January 7, 2011

reptilian, hateful stuff, biologically engineered to disrespect--with maximum efficiency--the precise demographic to which it targets itself.

Full Review… | July 12, 2009
Film Freak Central

It's like the Whack-a-Mole of everything reasonable people hate about so-called 'chick flicks.' [Blu-ray]

Full Review… | May 25, 2009
Groucho Reviews

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

Super Reviewer

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

Super Reviewer

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

Bethany Murphy

Super Reviewer

Bride Wars Quotes

Marion St. Claire: Sometimes in life there really are bonds formed that can never be broken. Sometimes you really can find that one person who will stand by you no matter what. Maybe you'll find it in a spouse and celebrate it with your dream wedding. But theres also the chance that the person you can count on for a lifetime, the person who knows you sometimes better than you know yourself, is the same person who's been standing beside you all along.
– Submitted by Facebook U (3 years ago)
Emma: [to Liv] Your wedding's gonna be huge, just like your ass at prom.
– Submitted by Kristen K (4 years ago)
Marion St. Claire: Angela, for example, will die dead.
– Submitted by Aneth F (4 years ago)

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