So, I remember seeing this in theaters when it came out. I was 13-ish and saw it with a friend because we wanted to see Mall Cop but it was sold out, so we went to Bride Wars. I remember not liking it because I thought Now, though, I'm going through wedding movies since I'm starting to seriously think about my own and thought, well, this one's free with Prime, maybe I just remember it being worse than it really was.
Oh boy, somehow it is even worse.
I found the premise hard to believe, and it got more ridiculous as it went on. Having three and a half months to plan gave me agita. Thinking about the cost of a Plaza wedding also gave me agita. The idea of these lifelong best friends suddenly being enemies over a wedding was also unbelievable at first, and then I thought it might be a commentary on American wedding culture, and then I realized I was giving the movie too much credit. The plot was at once ridiculous and predictable. The two main characters come off boring, shallow, and pretty unlikeable, even with their iotas of character development. I suppose I can relate a little to Emma's tiny arc of getting sick of being a people-pleaser, but it felt kind of misplaced. I'll make fun of this movie to my friends.
At least there wasn't a sequel.