Saturday, January 24, 2009

Failing Femininity - Reviewing "Bride Wars"

Phylicia Duran of the Cross-Eyed Blog and Webzine wrote an interesting review of Bride Wars starring Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway. We encourage you to read it and learn how to be cautious with seemingly "harmless" movies, Hollywood produce.

Title: Bride Wars
Rating: PG
Moral Rating: Poor
Nudity: Minor
Profanity: Minor
Violence: None

Every little girl dreams of true love – and better yet, the day she marries that true love. So it is with Liv (Kate Hudson) and Emma (Anne Hathaway), two best friends who have planned out their wedding days since elementary school. The girls once saw a wedding taking place at The Plaza in New York and both knew two things: they wanted to get married at The Plaza and they would be each other’s maid of honor. Those plans are put to the test when Liv and Emma are engaged within the same week and even further tested when, by a chance accident, their wedding dates are set on the same day.

Someone has to be selfless and give up her spot at The Plaza. Unfortunately, overbearing, control-freak Liv and the softer, but determined, Emma cannot come to an agreement. Based on misunderstanding and confusion, a bride-against-bride war ensues, threatening both the weddings and a friendship as well.

True love? Bride Wars does not give us any representation of this. Lasting friendships? The premise of the movie lies with the selfishness of both participating parties. The meaning of marriage? There is no “meaning” to marriage as portrayed by Bride Wars because for both main characters, it’s about the wedding – not the commitment.

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