1 hour 34 minutes
PG Parental Guidance Suggested.
for suggestive content, language and some rude behavior. Parents Guide: Add content advisory for parents
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
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.