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[[caption-width-right:232:Two best friends, one wedding date. No mercy.]]

->''"Hideously commercial gloriously so."''
-->-- '''Creator/AnneHathaway'''

''Bride Wars'' is a 2009 film starring Creator/KateHudson and Creator/AnneHathaway. It's about two best friends, Liv (Hudson) and Emma (Hathaway) who had a lifelong dream of having a wedding in June at the Plaza Hotel. However, because of a clerical error by their wedding planner, they ended up having the exact same day. Now, they are in the fight for their right to have their dream wedding and their friendship is put up to the test. Probably now best known for Mark Kermode's declaration that he would quit his job if it didn't end up in the ten worst films of the year, since if there were ten ''worse'' movies, there would be no point to movie critics anymore.

Don't confuse it with WeddingWars.

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!!This film provides examples of:

* BouquetToss: Emma and Liv jumped up to catch the bouquet. They caught it at the same time.
* {{Bridezilla}}: There are two of them.
* BrokenAesop: The movie has a Friends Forever message that is ruined by the way the two friends attack each other.
* ConflictBall: The boyfriends even point out how the girls fighting over this is out of character for them.
* DidNotGetTheGirl: Inverted. [[spoiler: Emma breaks up with Fletcher]].
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Read the WhatCouldHaveBeen section below. Now look again at the scene where the two roll around [[BelligerentSexualTension trying to fight with each other]], only to stop afterwards, breathing heavily in exhaustion.
* HereWeGoAgain: [[spoiler:Subverted. The two brides get pregnant, and find that they're due on the same day. Both, however, get excited.]]
* ItsAllAboutMe: The general attitude of the two brides about their wedding day. Let's just forget about those pesky grooms.
* LastMinuteHookup: [[spoiler: Emma and Nate.]]
* [[MyHairCameOutGreen My Hair Came Out Blue]] ({{Invoked}}): Emma sabotaging Liv's hair dye.
* NominalHero: Both the leads.
* PimpedOutDress / FairytaleWeddingDress: You need a VeraWang wedding dress and you can't alter it. You must alter your body.
* SatelliteLoveInterest: The two male grooms are barely noticeable throughout the film and are more plot vehicles than characters. At no point do they issue a strong word to their future wives to stop acting like maniacs. Fletcher does call Emma out on her behavior at one point, and [[spoiler: gets dumped for his trouble.]]
* [[ThirdActStupidity Third Act Selfishness]]:
** This could all have been avoided if they'd agreed to a double wedding.
** There's also a scene where Liv remembers she switched the tape, and gives the real one back. She sends her assistant to deliver the real one... who hides it instead, saying "you'll thank me later." Well, no, she ''won't.'' He didn't know it was the real tape; he thought it would be a harmful one.
* {{Undercrank}}: The dance scene set to "Get Ready for This" by 2 Unlimited.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:[[invoked]] According to its Wikipedia article, ''New York Times'' explores this possibility, concerning the film's lesbian subtext (the fact that both of the grooms come across as a SatelliteLoveInterest, and the whole feud reads more like BelligerentSexualTension makes it all the more entertaining).
* WhatTheHellHero: Fletcher gives this to his fiancee. [[spoiler: It doesn't end well for him.]]
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