Friday, July 17, 2009

Bride Wars

Rating : 5/10
Release Date : Jan ‘09
Time : 89 minutes
Director : Gary Winick ; Writer : Greg DePaul, Casey Wilson, June Diane Raphael ;
Starring : Kate Hudson, Anne Hathway, Bryan Greenberg, Chris Pratt, Steve Howey

This is a concept made for India. Its about two best friends, who ever since they were kids, have wanted to get married at a particular venue, the Plaza. Both co-incidentaly get engaged at the same time, and then due to a quirk of fate, it becomes obvious that only one of them will get to fulfil her dream, while the other will have to choose another venue. And neither of them is in a mood to compromise !

Sparks fly, friendships and relationships are put in jeopardy to ensure that they have the perfect wedding. Obvious solutions, suggested by their fiance’s – one of them getting married at another venue (‘do you know how long I’ve dreamed of this’) or doing a double wedding (‘it’s the one day for myself’) – are quickly and ruthlessly cast aside

The two friends soon turn to bitter enemies and the funny moments come when they dream up innovative ways to begin to sabotage each others wedding plans. The two characters shown are also contrasting types – one a ball-busting corporate lawyer and the other a much more pliable, dormant school teacher. However, these are never fully built up and the script lacks conversation / dialogue where the inner thoughts of the characters are explored and we understand what really is driving them. The role of their common friends is also minimised to point of implausibility – I mean, in reality, surely someone would’ve made one of them see sense ?

Its all quite obvious, very predictable (apart from the methods they use to sabotage each other – that was deliciously devious) but even so it was enjoyable for the journey and leaves you with one unshakeable moral of the story. Don’t mess with women and their wedding plans !

1 comment:

Meena said...

Looks like a perfect chick flick.. i should catch it with my girl pals for sure.