Bride Wars

Bride Wars

Gary Winick (2008)

12 Certificate


Our Score
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.


Two lifelong best friends discover their weddings have been scheduled on the same day and at the same venue. Neither is prepared to back down, so a bitter rivalry ensues as years of friendship are cast aside in the struggle to sabotage each other's big day. Comedy, starring Kate Hudson, Anne Hathaway, Candice Bergen and Chris Pratt.

Cast & Crew

Liv Kate Hudson
Emma Anne Hathaway
Marion St Claire Candice Bergen
Nate Bryan Greenberg
Fletcher Chris Pratt
Daniel Steve Howey
Deb Kristen Johnston
Kevin Michael Arden
Director Gary Winick
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: 20th Century FoxGuidance: SwearingAvailable on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 9 Jan 2009