“Bride Wars” is about two friends who, when a mistake results in their wedding dates being booked on the same date, refuse to give into the other, even though they each planned to be the maid of honor at the other one’s wedding. “Bridezilla” is given a whole new definition when the two friends collide and plot to make it a miserable time for each other. This is made a bit more dramatic due to the fact the two, Liv (Kate Hudson) and Em (Anne Hathaway), have known each other since they were children and they dreamed together of their big wedding day.
There are nice themes explored, including close friendship, forgiveness, and following one’s heart, as one bride begins to wonder if she has found her true soul mate. The movie has its funny moments, such as some of the humorous arguments between Em and her fiancé, but unfortunately it is in the sex and language categories that the film crosses our line of acceptability as a family film. It’s too bad. There is a lot of talent revealed in the movie and with a bit of editing, we could have added it to our Dove list of family friendly films.