Movie Review: Bride Wars  

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Starring: Kate Hudson, Anne Hathaway & Bryan Greenberg (woot!)

Movie Description from Yahoo movies:  Liv and Emma are best friends who since childhood have planned every detail of their respective weddings. At the top of their bridal "must have" list: a ceremony at New York's ultimate bridal destination, the Plaza Hotel. Now, at age 26, they're both about to get married; they're about to realize their dreams; and they're about to live happily ever after. Or maybe not. When a clerical error causes a clash in wedding dates--they're now to be married on the same date!--Liv, Emma and their lifelong friendship are put to the ultimate test. Liv, a successful lawyer who is used to getting what she wants, including the perfect job and the perfect man, won't settle for anything less than the perfect wedding she has dreamed of for years. Emma, a schoolteacher who has always been good at taking care of others, but not so much in looking after herself, discovers her inner Bridezilla and comes out swinging when her own dream wedding is imperiled. Now, the two best friends who'd do anything for each other find themselves in a no-holds-barred, take-no-prisoners struggle that threatens to erupt into all-out war.

Grade: B-/C+

I teeter on the edge of what to grade this movie.  I had quite a few laughs and it was a funny movie, but I can see why this movie didn't get great reviews.  All that aside, I had a good time watching this movie and it was pure escapism.  And it was better than I thought.

So Emma (Hathaway) and Liv (Hudson) have been BFF since they were little and both share a dream of getting married at the Plaza Hotel.  Going through Liv's closet, they come across a ring box from Tiffany's.  Liv is sooo excited and she can't wait for her man to ask her to marry him.  But lo and behold Emma's man asks her to marry him first.  This freaks Liv out so she basically demands that her boyfriend ask her to marry him.  LOL  So now both Emma and Liv are engaged and they make that trip to the wedding planner of their dreams and both miraculously get dates at the Plaza in June.  But something happens and these BFFs get booked for the same day at the same time.  But they had always planned on the other being the maid of honor so both expect the other to do another venue at another time.  Liv is fully expecting Emma to cave because that's what Emma does, she's a people pleaser and always puts others first.  But for once, Emma wants to be number one too.  (This is a really funny scene because that's how she says one, I want to be number one too - it just sounds funny).  So then the antics begin to start sabotaging each other and it's kind of freaky how quickly girlfriends can turn on each other.  You know I'm not lying - all it takes is one misunderstanding and then both their back up and both refuse to cave in.

I thoroughly enjoyed myself watching this movie (my aunt and I were spending some QT together) but I say wait for the DVD.  I recommend the DVD.  LOL

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My mom and i were supposed to watch this. It looks cute.

It is cute. I say go see it if you guys were planning on it. It was spur of the moment for me.

Kiddo and I saw this last weekend. It was cute ~ much better than I expected. But I do agree, that with this one, it's probably okay to wait for the DVD.

The only reason I want to see this movie is because of Bryan Greenberg. I HEART HIM!

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