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by PerthKel (subscribe)
I'm a part time actor and part time writer living in Perth. I love being on stage. I love going out with friends, doesn't matter what we do
Published July 28th 2015
A pair of brides at war over their wedding day
Released back in 2009, Bride Wars brings a comic side to the biggest day in a woman's life.

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Olivia 'Liv' Lerner (Kate Hudson), a lawyer, and Emma Allen (Anne Hathaway), a school teacher, have been the bestest of friends since childhood. They have also been planning their respective weddings for almost as long. At the age of 26, they are now both hoping to fulfill the most important part of their wedding plans, to be married in the famous Plaza Hotel, and they book in to see famous wedding planner Marion St Claire (Candice Bergen) to make that happen. However a mistake by Marion's assistant sees both their weddings booked on the same day. With neither willing to give up the Plaza, and the other bride involved in the mistake not willing to change her day, the friends are faced with the prospect of having their weddings on the same day.

With a great deal of mutual friends who refuse to take sides, the claws come out as the two friends try to out do and sabotage each other. The sabotage includes Liv changing Emma's dance instructor, Emma secretly sending Liv candy to make her too fat to fit into her dress, Liv making Emma's tan turn bright orange, Emma tampering with Liv's hair dye to turn Liv's hair a shocking blue-white colour, Liv registering Emma on Babies-R-Us as pregnant, and Emma showing up to Liv's bachelorette party to out-dance her.

Throughout all this both learn new things about themselves, Emma's new found opinionated and confident trait, a depart from her usual people-pleasing characteristics, which causes friction between herself an her fiancÚ. Liv, on the other hand, has learned to be more sensitive and expressive, which gives her a sense of relief to finally have the luxury of being able to let go and be less controlling.

This romantic comedy is full of belly laughs but does lack some cleaver one liners.
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