Film Review: Bride Wars

January 23rd, 2009 // 1 Comment

Bride Wars (Rated PG)
Gary Winick

Bride Wars: Quite possibly, the greatest movie smart people will ever see

For
those of you who operate under the assumption that the wedding industry
is a shallow, classist institution feeding on women’s insecurities and
perpetuating unrealistic notions about manufactured romance, sit back.
Your ultimate fantasy film experience has arrived.

Bride Wars, starring Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway, is now in theaters, and it wants you to know that you are and always will be right.

You’re
right about the fact that it’s ludicrous for a public school teacher to
save up pennies for an entire decade in order to finance a ridiculously
showy wedding that’s clearly beyond her means (especially when it’s
obvious that she and her betrothed aren’t even on solid ground).

You’re
right about the fact that it’s almost as asinine for a rich lawyer to
do this, but not quite as asinine because rich people can afford these
kinds of things (and frankly, because rich couples are always on more
solid ground than poor couples).

You’re right about how pathetic
it is for a woman to fixate more on sample-sized Vera Wang dresses,
$50,000 reception venues, platinum foiled hair, and spray-on tans than
on her husband-to-be.

You’re right that that group of girls
sitting behind you is stupid for gasping at a Tiffany’s box and maybe
even stupider for gasping again when they see that there’s a five-caret
emerald cut diamond inside.

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Posted By: Kristen Meinzer


Bride Wars (Rated PG)Gary WinickBride Wars: Quite possibly, the greatest movie smart people will ever seeFor
those of you who operate under the assumption that the wedding industry
is a shallow, classist institution feeding on women’s insecurities and
perpetuating unrealistic notions about manufactured romance, sit back.
Your ultimate fantasy film experience has arrived.Bride Wars, starring Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway, is now in theaters, and it wants you to know that you are and always will be right.You’re
right about the fact that it’s ludicrous for a public school teacher to
save up pennies for an entire decade in order to finance a ridiculously
showy wedding that’s clearly beyond her means (especially when it’s
obvious that she and her betrothed aren’t even on solid ground).You’re
right about the fact that it’s almost as asinine for a rich lawyer to
do this, but not quite as asinine because rich people can afford these
kinds of things (and frankly, because rich couples are always on more
solid ground than poor couples).You’re right about how pathetic
it is for a woman to fixate more on sample-sized Vera Wang dresses,
$50,000 reception venues, platinum foiled hair, and spray-on tans than
on her husband-to-be.You’re right that that group of girls
sitting behind you is stupid for gasping at a Tiffany’s box and maybe
even stupider for gasping again when they see that there’s a five-caret
emerald cut diamond inside.You’re right that everything written
up until to this point is worded in kind of a classist and awful way
and you’re right to feel a little weird for agreeing with most of
what’s being said despite this.Even better, you’re right about
things you didn’t even know you were right about. You’re right that a
beautiful woman will never be able to make it work with a guy who’s
less attractive and more boring than her. You’re right that every
female friendship is really just a homicidal competition dressed up in
pretty sweater sets and expensive running shoes. And you’re right that
the worst thing a woman can be is fat.So sit back, dear reader.
Pat yourself on the back. And enjoy that extra-large tub of popcorn
with an added dollop of smugness, content in the fact that you are
about to see the most satisfying movie that’s ever been made about you
and why you are always right.
Posted By: Kristen Meinzer

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  1. wickedorchid

    I don’t get why anyone would want to see this based on the trailers. It’s like some bad sexist comedy from the 60s.

    But I hated the SITC movie too so maybe I just don’t get it….

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