Bride Wars is the romantic comedy film that is quite memorable for me in the sense that I felt so affected with the fact that two best friends became the worst enemies just because both of them wanted to have the perfect wedding.
Cirected by Gary Winick and written by Greg DePaul, June Diane Raphael and Casey Wilson, Bride Wars stars the indefatigable Kate Hudson, Anne Hathaway, veteran actress Candice Bergen, Bryan Greenberg, Chris Pratt, Steve Howey and Kristen Johnston.
Bride Wars Synopsis
According to Wikipedia:
Emma Allen (Anne Hathaway) and Olivia ‘Liv’ Lerner (Kate Hudson) are best friends who have planned every detail of their weddings, since first witnessing a wedding 20 years ago at the Plaza Hotel. Therefore, they both have made it a lifetime priority to be married in the same location in June.
The movie begins with the two women getting engaged at the age of 26. They then schedule their weddings with New York’s most famous wedding planner, Marion St. Claire (Candice Bergen), but due to a clerical error they are scheduled to have a wedding on the same day, June 6 (3 and a half months later). A week of passive aggressive hostility passes before the two women make it clear that neither will compromise, especially after Liv tries to take advantage of Emma’s passive nature and outrages Emma in the process. During this time, Emma’s fiancé, Fletcher (Chris Pratt), begins to show signs of being controlling.
Both women attempt to sabotage each other’s wedding, including Liv making Emma’s tan turn bright orange, Emma tampering with Liv’s hair dye to turn Liv’s hair a shocking blue-white colour, Emma showing up to Liv’s bachelorette party to out-dance her, and Emma secretly sending Liv candy to make her too fat to fit into her dress. Eventually, Emma and Fletcher get into an argument regarding Emma’s manic behavior of sabotaging Liv’s wedding and their friendship.
Sometimes I wonder if these situations have actually happened in real life. Would you really give up a life-long friendship for a wedding? Anyway, in the movie though, it was just as well because Hathaway’s character found out that her fiance is a rather control freak and that she is better off without him. Oh well, I guess I can say that everything ends up well for this movie.
On one date night again, hubby and I watched Friends with Benefits. It is a nice and light romantic comedy movie–the kind of film that we like to watch as our bonding time.
Anyway, the movie stars pop star Justin Timberlake and the sexy Mila Kunis. I like the movie because the ending is like a modern-day fairy tale. Though I do not exactly like the storyline if it is gonna happen in real-life, I do like their portrayal. Justin and Mila have a nice onscreen chemistry and they really look comfortable together.
Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake on the sofa--a famous scene in the movie where they talk about having sex without emotional attachment.
Since Justin is a singer, they script has exploited this fact and has made the guy sing some lines in the movie. And I think that is great.
Friends with Benefits has a similar plot to the Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman movie–No Strings Attached. But I think that FWB is much better because Ashton and Natalie do not seem to be a nice match. It was bad casting.
Lovely, Still main actors--Martin Landau and Ellen Burstyn--in a tender moment.
Last night, my husband thought that I might like watching a movie when our daughter fell asleep. The only movie available was Lovely, Still–an art film that starred Martin Landau and Ellen Burstyn, both Academy Award Winners.
I don’t exactly remember why I asked my husband to look for this. As many of you know, I don’t like dramas or heavily emotional movies because my tears are shallow–I cry at every hint of sadness because I easily sympathize with people. I mean I watch movies for entertainment and not to cry because there are so many reasons for me to cry any day. LOL
But since there was nothing else to watch, we run the film. The first part was boring to my senses at five minutes later, I wanted to turn it off. But then I got curious. Why did I seek this out in the first place? I can’t stand watching the entire movie, so I forwarded the parts and went to the end. It was gripping and needless to say, I cried so much that I couldn’t stand it.
So I went to the net in order to read a synopsis of the movie. Here is something from imdb.com:
Lonely in life and love, Robert Malone (Martin Landau, 9, Ed Wood) braves precarious wintry snow on the walk from his job at the grocery store to his home only to discover a stranger (Ellen Burstyn, Requiem for a Dream, ) in his house. What begins as an awkward encounter quickly blossoms into what appears to be a new chance for romance and the elderly couples love affair takes us on a heartfelt and wonderful journey that reveals an unexpected twist.
But I searched for more answers as to what happened to the main character. And I found the answer but I will not spoil the surprise for you.
Lovely, Still is a deep film about human sensibilities written and directed by Nik Fackler, a young guy with a brilliant mind. It is just too bad though I could not appreciate this kind of movies. Too strong for my heart…and tear ducts. LOL