Bride Wars

  • 12
  • Gary Winick (2008)
  • US
  • 85 min
Bride Wars
Film Review
Reviewed By
2 out of 5

Anne Hathaway and Kate Hudson head the cast of director Gary Winick's comedy about brides behaving badly. Teacher Emma (Hathaway) and lawyer Liv (Hudson) are best pals who share everything, until a mix-up causes their respective weddings to be booked for the same date at their dream venue - New York's Plaza Hotel. With neither woman willing to budge, the claws come out and anyone and anything is fair game. Hathaway and Hudson make convincing friends, but despite the actresses' natural charms there's a lack of credibility to their bitchy antics. Winick (13 Going on 30) makes their spats seem about as compelling as a game of pat-a-cake, with Hathaway's most dastardly ploy involving sending gifts of expensive chocolate so that her rival won't fit into her bridal gown. The result is a watered-down comedy that puts the accent on saccharine sentiment rather than full-on belly laughs, with Candice Bergen sadly underused as a sharp-tongued wedding planner.

Plot Summary

Comedy with Anne Hathaway and Kate Hudson. Best friends Emma and Liv have vowed to marry one day in New York's Plaza Hotel - but when the time comes to plan their respective weddings, a clerical error means they are both booked at the venue on the same day. With neither willing to budge, the pair engage in attempts to sabotage each other's big day.

Cast and crew

Cast

Emma
Anne Hathaway
Liv
Kate Hudson
Deb
Kristen Johnston
Marion St Claire
Candice Bergen
Nate
Bryan Greenberg
Daniel
Steve Howey
Fletcher
Chris Pratt
Kevin
Michael Arden
Colson
Victor Slezak
Stacy
Casey Wilson
John
John Pankow
Kathy
Kelly Coffield

Crew

Director
Gary Winick

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
20th Century Fox
Guidance: 
Sexual references, edited for language.
Available on DVD and BluRay
Released 9 Jan 2009
Certificate 12
Categories
Comedy