Bride Wars

Film, Comedy
2 out of 5 stars

Time Out says

2 out of 5 stars
Best friends fall out in this girlie comedy – but it’s not over a guy. No, it’s over something much more important: a wedding date. Emma (a sparky Anne Hathaway) and Liv (an underwhelming Kate Hudson) have both long dreamed of June weddings at New York’s Plaza Hotel. When their respective boyfriends propose, a slip-up means they are booked on the same date. The two 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 rumour. ‘Are we about to have a little orange baby?’ quips Emma’s boyfriend. But that’s as much wit as any of the characters show, and it’s hard to warm to these superficial women who learn the error of their ways in such an unconvincingly hasty fashion. Dry asides come from Kristen Johnston’s self-absorbed maid of honour – but most of the humour is broad and basic.

By: Anna Smith



Release details

Release date:
Friday January 9 2009
89 mins

Cast and crew

Gary Winick
Greg DePaul, Casey Wilson, June Diane Raphael
Anne Hathaway
Kate Hudson
Candice Bergen
Kristen Johnston
Bryan Greenberg
Chris Pratt
Steve Howey
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