When I was a little girl, I used to dream of how my wedding would be, what sort of music I wanted to be played, and which theme I prefered. Even now, my girl friends and I still exchange dreamy ideas of THE perfect wedding. But it always differs as we all want different things. 'Premature' wedding preparations seem to be the girly thing to do, to dress up in your mother's wedding gown and pretend to be the most beautiful girl in the world walking down the aisle. I remember doing that in my mum's gown, and kept it for her when she didn't want to keep it anymore. I have since outgrown my mum and her gown, so I gave it back to her and made her keep it for memory sake.
This movie reminds me of many girls who have done the same as I - dreaming and planning all our lives for the big day, but on a more extreme scale to getting what you really want!
Liv (Kate Hudson) and Emma (Anne Hathaway) 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.
Whilst I waited patiently for the movie to begin, I thought Bride Wars would be a typical best friends warring over a wedding. It was, but while I kept a cool and calm composure as I absorb a movie or two a week and can pretty much predict an end to a movie, I couldn't help but burst out in gasps of laughter at unexpected scenes. I also began to tear at some point, which was a little embarrassing as seated beside me was a total stranger who came in late and had no idea what was going on in the movie.
I love how comedic the storyline was, with a nice combination of reality of human feeling and behaviour. The show took a turn when an unexpected twist happened, which I am not inclined to say, and you should find out for yourself what that twist is.
At some point there were elements of really lame events that left me giggling but with a "that's not possible" notion. Things like these don't happen in real life. But the point of where even the best of friends can fight to their deaths to defend what's important to them - and shared initially, is very real. The fact that there will be competition between two best friends is inevitable, and I have recognized that in people I have met, and of course, as movies portray.
In essence, Bride Wars is a film that makes you happy, and sad at the same time. I felt it was a well put together chic comedy that even men would enjoy. Hope you enjoy it!
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