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  • Designated Hero: Liv and Emma are both portrayed as simply wanting to live out their childhood dreams of an ideal wedding, but their increasingly desperate and extreme methods in one-upping and humiliating each other makes them both come off as selfish and entitled bridezillas.
  • Les Yay: Between the two leads, to the extent that they look more like they should be marrying each other instead of their respective generic men.
    From the trailer: "Of course every wedding has a story, but the one I'm thinking about isn't about a bride and a groom. It's about a bride and a bride.
    • The childhood opening shows Liv and Emma dressed as the bride and the groom in re-enacting a wedding.
  • Retroactive Recognition: Chris Pratt is Fletcher, before he had his more famous roles in Jurassic World and the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
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  • Too Bleak, Stopped Caring: A big reason why the movie was panned is because of how unlikable and petty the two lead characters are and how the story is just about them both being vindictive to one another all because both of their weddings were booked on the same day, which itself is an incredibly ridiculous reason for somebody to turn against another.
  • Unintentionally Sympathetic: Fletcher, Emma's fiancé, is supposed to be seen as a controlling Jerkass for critiquing Emma's ideas for the wedding and her rivalry with Liv. Instead he comes off as an Only Sane Man for having the nerve to tell Emma that what she is doing is wrong, while Liv's fiancé Daniel just smiles and agrees with everything she does. In the end, Fletcher's sin of being assertive gets him dumped in favor of Liv's brother Nate, which is treated as a well-deserved punishment for him. But considering how horrible the protagonists are, it's easy to feel that Fletcher is the one who gets the real happy ending here.
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