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Running Time:
1 hour 34 minutes

Rating: PG Parental Guidance Suggested.

Rating Explanation:
for suggestive content, language and some rude behavior. Parents Guide: Add content advisory for parents

Jimmy's Buzz Guide Review:
A cute but predictable romantic comedy with more bad behavior than good humor, and doesn't really give its two sparkling stars much opportunity to shine.

Additional Info:
DVD: Closed Caption; 3 Deleted Scenes including an alternate opening!; Exclusive Featurette: The Perfect White .

Kate Hudson ... Liv
Anne Hathaway ... Emma
Bryan Greenberg ... Nate
Chris Pratt ... Fletcher
Steve Howey ... Daniel
Kristen Johnston ... Deb
Candice Bergen ... Marion St. Claire

Bride Wars
Liv (Kate Hudson "Almost Famous") and Emma (Anne Hathaway "Rachel Getting Married"), two best friends since childhood fall out in this wimpy comedy, but itís not over a guy. No, itís over something much more important: a wedding at New York's ultimate bridal destination, the Plaza Hotel. When they suddenly become engaged at the same time, Liv to Daniel (Steve Howey "DOA") and Emma to Fletcher (Chris Pratt "Wanted"), they quickly visit master wedding planner Marion St. Claire (Candice Bergen "Sweet Home Alabama") to see about scheduling their wedding dates.

Due to a mix-up, however, Liv and Emma find themselves with the very same date. Getting married in one ceremony is out of the question, and neither of them is willing to change their dates. Soon, they have become bitter enemies out to sabotage the other's plans. Directed by the usually reliable Gary Winick ("Tadpole"),  this movie is as trite and unpleasant as it sounds. Watching these two former best friends go at it, while planning their fairy tale weddings can be just plain ugly.

The two of them compete for the best DJ, guest list etc,  eventually resorting to sabotage. The latter proves briefly amusing when Liv swiftly follows a sunbed prank with a pregnancy rumor. ĎAre we about to have a little orange baby?í quips Emmaís boyfriend. But thatís as much humor as you'll find, and itís hard to warm to these superficial women who learn the error of their ways in such an unconvincingly hasty fashion. The only breath of fresh air is Kristen Johnston ("Music and Lyrics"),  taking each acerbic line and selling it with relish, as Emma's pessimistic coworker and ultimate maid of honor, but most of the humor is broad and basic.

Bride Wars  is actually little more than a predictable parade of grade school behaviors and desperate comedy that isn't really very funny, only mean-spirited. A desperate climax comes complete with some saccharine, feel-good emotions that seem as phony as the bad spray tan featured in the movie.

Bride Wars with Kate Hudson: DVD Cover

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