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Bride Wars

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Wedding comedy amuses but has inconsistent messages.

Movie PG 2009 90 minutes
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age 13+

Based on 18 parent reviews

age 18+


How are y’all gonna say minors can watch this. It’s disgusting male strippers! You really want children watching this. Y’all need to repent and seek Christ.
age 14+

Ok for teenagers, not for younger kids

This movie has swearing and sexual references. I'd say more appropriate for kids over 14.

This title has:

Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (18 ):
Kids say (54 ):

BRIDE WARS is more of the same romcom fluff that Hudson -- whose career high is still her early, Oscar-nominated role in Almost Famous -- has been stuck in since How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. Hathaway, however, has been getting more acclaim thanks to roles in grittier fare like Rachel Getting Married, so it's hard not to consider this wedding flick a major step down. Not that the target audience -- young girls and engaged women -- will care. Weddings and all their myriad details -- fondant cakes, designer gowns, letter-pressed invitations, personalized everything -- are a huge obsession for many women, and bridal junkies in the audience will definitely get their fix.

For what it is -- a 90-minute reverie for young girls who dream of the "perfect" (read: super expensive) wedding -- the movie does provide some laughs (like the scene portraying how Liv and Em's still-unmarried friends take the news of their double engagement), and even a message. Just what that message is, however, is debatable. On the one hand, there's the obvious idea that a wedding is worthless without the right groom and your best friend by your side. But there's also an inescapable sense that a wedding (or the marriage that follows it) isn't quite worth it unless it comes packaged in Tiffany blue.

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