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Bride Wars (2009)

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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.

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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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Cast

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
André Holland
as DJ Jazzles
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All Critics (140) | 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
Richard Roeper.com
Top Critic

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

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

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.

Full Review… | January 12, 2009
ReelViews
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | January 9, 2009
Wall Street Journal
Top Critic

Director Gary Winick has long since abandoned his cool cred from Tadpole and 13 Going on 30 and given himself over to the dark side of making glossy amusements that are about as deep as staring into a snow globe.

Full Review… | January 9, 2009
Toronto Star
Top Critic

In the end, the movie owes its mild success to Anne Hathaway, who makes it watchable.

Full Review… | January 9, 2009
TIME Magazine
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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

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
Dean King

Super Reviewer

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

Bethany Murphy
Bethany Murphy

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