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Plot: Emma Allen (Anne Hathaway) and Olivia ‘Liv’ Lerner (Kate Hudson) are the best of friends who decide get married at the same “Plaza Hotel” after witnessing many grand weddings there and promise each other that they will get married there. The two are engaged at the age of 26 and are assumed to be each other’s maid of honor. They decide their weddings to be scheduled by New York’s one of the most famous wedding planners St. Claire( Candice Bergen), all things seem to go well but then sue to some error in planning both of the girls weddings is scheduled for the same day at the same place. Both girls think that the other would surrender her date and let her wed first, but nothing of that sort happens, and thus both of the friends turn foes over each other.
Since neither of them let go of the wedding date, they insult and belittle each other in front of their friends who remain neutral and do not take any sides here. Both the girls plan to ruin each other’s wedding which becomes more and more complex as both of them try different tricks upon each other. But this ugly fight takes a toll in their relationships too as Emma’s boyfriend criticizes her for her actions and her changed behavior as she no longer gives a damn about people and their opinions as she earlier used to think of. Meanwhile, the wedding day approaches and both the girls are in their wedding dress, Liv sees Emma’s father and immediately goes to her to receive his blessings and eventually regrets what she did to Emma and later on tries to stop the filming of an embarrassing footage of Emma to be played in her wedding as that was her plan to sabotage Emma’s wedding. But it is too late as Emma’s footage is shown leaving Emma furious and fuming over Liv as they both have a fight then and there itself which soon transforms into a brawl.
After the fight is over, Emma walks to her boyfriend and calls off their marriage as she speaks of her changed behavior and the fact that she is not the same person he met her 10 years ago. Liv’s wedding continues as Emma cheerfully participates in it and dances with Liv’s brother Nate who is a well-known journalist. Fast forward one year and we see a pregnant Liv and Emma talking over how their life fared in this one year and it is revealed that Emma married Nate. The fact that they are together as best friends is signified by their smiles as their delivery dates are scheduled to be the same co-incidentally. They both laugh and become excited about it.
Analysis: Bride Wars is not that kind of war which you would expect but still packs a punch with the two main protagonists stealing your hearts with their beauty and the way they get tangled in fights and happily reconcile later on. A sweet tale that entails the dreams of two girls getting married at the same place and then a little misunderstanding temporarily ruining their friendship, Bride Wars has its fair share of moments both emotional and comic.
Star Performances: The brides that is Anne and Kate have given good performances in this movie, the chemistry between the two is sweet and makes you believe the authenticity of their friendship. The brawls that these two get into to the happy reconciliation, the viewers would not move their eyeballs off of these two sweethearts. The screenplay is nice, and the plot is usual with little to no innovation; supporting actors have dutifully performed their work though and fill in spaces left by the lead pair.
• The plot is usual but quite interesting.
• The screenplay is shiny.
• Sweet performance by Anne and Kate.
What's Not There?
• Some scenes are a stalemate.
• Lead pair sometimes does not complement each other well with their acting.
Verdict: To be honest, this movie is a usual “friendship go wrong, then worse and finally happy faces” types. If you are fans of Kate and Anne and dreamed of having these two share a movie then probably watch this movie otherwise you may give it a skip but still one watch won’t do harm.
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