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Maids Of Dishonour
Bride Wars (DVD)
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Bride Wars (DVD)
Advantages: funny, touching, great cast,
Disadvantages: A bit girly for some tastes
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.
When Liv and Emma were young one June afternoon they were taken for afternoon tea at The Plaza , New York. That afternoon the girl's saw the most beautiful sight they'd had ever seen, a wedding taken place. The girl's loved it and both becameobssessed with weddings, even beginning to plan their own weddings down to the last detail but both were sure of one thing. They both wanted June weddings at the Plaza.
Liv and Emma although very different, Liv being a head strong go getter and maybe a little over bearing and bossy and Emma always putting herself last and others first, the girls bond over their love of weddings and become best friends a friendship that has lasted over 20 years. So far...
Liv finds a Tiffany's box in her apartment and instantly assumes her boyfriend, Daniel is about to pop the question, while she's waiting for him to take action Emma's boyfriend Fletcher actually does propose to Emma and so both girls begin planning thier nuptuals.
Both girl's want the best so go straight to Marion St Clare, the top wedding planner in New York. Marion informs the girls that she has 3 June openings left for the Plaza two of which are on 6th June and one on 27th June. Liv opts for the 6th as it's her dead parents anniversary while Emma takes 27th. Unfortuatly Marion's assistant makes a massive mistak and books both their weddings on 6th. The girls are furious and try to get the bride who has June 27th to change to 6th but she won't back down. Liv instantly assumes that as Emma is such a pushover she will agree to change her date to another month but this time Emma's not budging. This means war! The girls then have to fnd new maids of honour and set about sabotaging the others big day.
Liv - Kate Hudson (My Best Friend's Girl)
Emma - Anne Hathaway (Becoming Jane)
Nate - Bryan Greenberg (The Perfect Score)
Fletcher - Chris Pratt (Wanted)
Daniel - Steve Howey
Marion St. Claire - Candice Bergen (Sweet Home Alabama)
Deb - Kristen Johnston (Music And Lyrics)
Kevin - Michael Arden (The Good Shepherd)
Gary Winick (13 Going On 30)
Run Time: 90 mins
I don't ever remember seeing this advertised anywhere but while padding out my list of DVD's to rent on my internet DVD service I must of added it. My boyfrined pulled his face with the words, "this looks like girly crap" and I didn't really have high expectations but we were both pleasantly surprised.
The cast is great, Kate Hudson is fab at quirky although I do feel she's now been pigeon holed into this romcom genre, while although I was surprised to see Anne Hathaway in this (as she's moved on since her Princess Diaries days) she was well suited to the part of Emma. The supporting cast do a great job too Kirsten Johnston is fab as the self-centred Deb while I wish that Bryan Greenberg who plays Nate had been featured more (purely for something to look at though).
The storyline is simple enoguh but the film has a great screenplay and script so it all comes together nicely. Although not belly laugh funny the film did make me giggle quite a lot. I di find the film quite touching in parts. It's family friendly my boyfriend actually had to admit it was quite good, I enjoyed it and my daughter was hooked (she is only 7 though and loves the whole bride thing).
I would recommend this film, it's not really a romcom butmore of a girl's buddy movie. a truely touching and amusing tale of long lasting friendship.
Other Info: Anne Hathaway won best actress in a comedy for her role as Emma in this film at the 2009 Teen Choice Awards.
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Summary: A feel good buddy movie