Bride Wars

Bride Wars

Forgettable Chick Flick - Lorraine

8 Points

Viewer Rating:Lorraine has rated Bride Wars rating: 2 Star

Bride Wars is a chick flick centred on getting married so anyone going to see it knows exactly what to expect- Vera Wang dresses, girly bonding and a neat little happy ending. Unfortunately, you won't find a Mr. Big character in Bride Wars as surprisingly for a chick flick, the men in the film are all secondary and a little bland. The focus is instead on the leads- Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway. Hudson plays slightly against type as aggressive attorney Liv and Hathaway shines as meek (to begin with at least) teacher Emma. Liv and Emma are two life-long friends who have always fantasised about having fairytale June weddings in The New York Plaza Hotel. Their dreams become reality in a way they don't expect when a mix-up results in both their weddings being booked in the glitzy spot on the same day. The pair soon begin to compete over wedding preparations, and neither is above a little sabotage. Blue hair dye, orange fake tan and calorie-laden deliveries of confectionery all feature in their attempts to ruin each other's weddings. The main problem with Bride Wars is that it is very light on laughs. There are amusing moments in the film but there is nothing that is really laugh-out-loud funny. Reminiscent more of the forgettable 27 Dresses than that paragon of wedding films Four Weddings and a Funeral, Bride Wars is suitable only for Sunday afternoon viewing, in the company your best female friends of course.

Review published on the 09 February 2009 20:48

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