REVIEW: ‘Bride Wars

Cast:
Kate Hudson
Anne Hathaway
Bryan Greenberg
Chris Patt
Steve Howey
Rating: PG

This certainly not a good way to kick off the new year.

“Bride Wars” centers around two good friends, Emma and Liv, who’ve both been dreaming of having a perfect wedding. While this is all well and good, their dreams go off the rails when their wedding dates land on the same day.

For this reason, the two become enemies, with each trying to upstage each other to have the better wedding.

This movie was just a trainwreck, and it’s mainly due to its premise. Instead of being a fun rivalry with some wild hijinx, the way the two main characters just turn on each other is just entirely mean spirited.

All the movie has is backstabbing between characters and there’s no charm to make these characters likable.

Additionally, the attempts at humor is either slapstick or comedy based on sabotaging attempts.

The romance isn’t very good in the movie either. The relationships felt forced and didn’t offer any believability.

This was likely due to the films atrocious script which didn’t give either Hathaway or Hudson to do anything spectacular.

“Bride Wars” is an entirely forgettable picture with neither romance or comedy. 1 out of 5.

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Author: Matthew Liedke

My name is Matthew Liedke. I'm a reporter for the Bemidji Pioneer in Minnesota, but I also have a passion for the art of film. This passion led me to start writing about film in 2008. From 2008-2016 I wrote pieces at my own website, After the Movie Reviews. Then, from 2016-May 2018, my write-ups were featured on AreaVoices, a blog network run by Forum Communications Company. Today, I now write film reviews and other pieces here on Word Press. More about me: I'm a 2012 graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead where I studied journalism and film. Outside of film, I enjoy sports, video games, anime and craft beers.

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