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    February 15, 2009

    BRIDE WARS

    ENGLISH - (PG13) - 29 January 2009 - Comedy/Romantic
    Distributor: 20th Century Fox
    Running time: about 89 mins.
    Director: Gary Winick
    Producers: Kate Hudson, Matt Luber, Alan and Peter Riche, Julie Yorn
    Writers: Greg DePaul, June Raphael, Casey Wilson, Karen McCullah Lutz, Kirsten Smith
    Casts: Anne Hathaway, Kate Hudson, Candice Bergen, Chris Pratt, Bryan Greenberg
    Plot: Liv (Kate Hudson) and Emma (Anne Hathaway) are childhood best friends, always there for each other through thick and thin. Even their respective bridal engagements happen within hours. Together they plan their weddings, each to take place at New York's ultimate bridal destination, the Plaza Hotel. But a clerical error and subsequent clash in wedding dates pits the two brides against each other in a competition that quickly escalates into an all-out war.

    THE VERDICT:

    Green Tea says:

    WARNING SPOILER! Wedding is a dream of every girl. Here in this movie, wedding was translated into some kind of war game. 2 weddings were about to happen at the same time, same place and by 2 best friends. An akward incidence that most probably can be avoided at the first place.

    Emma (Anne Hathaway) and Liv (Kate Hudson) shared a same dream of getting married in a famous Manhattan plaza. Each also shared what believe to be having a greatest day of their life - wedding. They got proposed and will be marrying at the almost the same time. While consulting the best wedding planner in town, their weddings were scheduled at the same day and same time. The catch is no one wanted to change their venue to the other place.

    Anne Hathaway and Kate Hudson first time pairing was a great one but say no thanks to the story. The story made them over-react and a bit shallow, but rather fun to catch with. The story of essence and the main focus on the "wars of the bride" were seems too little to be bring-on. There were really little to provoke each other and rather it was to simple. It was thought to have little impact on the movie. The dialogue were less witty and did not seems to have those humour we wanted. The comedic were plain and the plot at the end was a bit weird on how Emma and Fletcher didn't get married at the first place. Can anyone sees its resemblances with "Four Christmases"?

    Star-power was strong considering two hot properties in the form of Hathaway and Hudson can really pull from their chick-flick. The question here was not how awesome they can be together which was proved in this movie. They gel really well and resonance the best buddy since childhood flick. Even with their acting was a bit over the top of normal perceived reaction, their performance remain optimum. However, the cast was aided with a good narration by Candice Bergen. The narration was well-timed and reflected a great story telling.

    Considering this is a wedding flick, however, this is not as strong as last year's "27 Dresses" which have a better plot and twist. This one was pale if compared to it. Story didn't nail at the spot perfectly, only to be saved a little by the acting. If you want something to watch on regarding girl-fight, this is not the best choice but still an OK one.

    THE RATINGS.....
    CAST - 3.0 stars
    STORY - 3.0 stars
    CINEMATOGRAPHY - 3.0 stars
    EFFECTS - 3.0 stars

    an overall >> 3.0 stars

    GreenTea-O-Meter: 12.0
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