Anne Hathaway and Kate Hudson star in this abysmal romantic comedy directed by Gary Winick, the plot?
According to IMDB: “Two best friends become rivals when they schedule their respective weddings on the same day.”
The film, which was released on January 8th 2009 and had a budget of $30 million and which shockingly grossed $115,049,554 dollars worldwide.
In a genre which has gained such negative reviews since the noughties, it is a shame to see a genre so poorly treated. It is a sad moment when you see Hathaway and Hudson competing in a dance off at a strip club, to Tambourine by Eve. Or seeing Hathaway spray tanned bright orange, or Hudson’s blonde hair turned blue.
Hathaway and Hudson give poor performances, barely believable and hardly likeable. Whereas Chris Pratt and Steve Howey play the respective fiancée’s as best as they can.
Hollywood churns out so many movies a year, some good, most brilliant, with a few precious gems and of course, those that ultimately fail. It is sad to wonder what film was discarded in order for this distinctly average film to be released all those years ago.
Naomi Jeffreys, Film Editor