23 April 2013
Bride Wars and Sexism
The movie I chose to review about sexism is Bride Wars. Bride Wars is about two female best friends Liv (Kate Hudson) and Emma (Anne Hathaway) who are both getting married on the same day, at the same time, and at the same venue. The two are portrayed as being best friends forever until one does not switch her wedding day after finding out they were to be married on the same day. The two go about their separate ways in planning their weddings and use tactics to get back at each other, such as changing the color of the spray tan or changing the color of the hair dye. Wedding day arrives and an embarrassing video of Emma plays as she is walking down the aisle to which she proceeds to interrupt Liv’s wedding by tackling her in front of the alter. This ends with Emma calling off her wedding and breaking the engagement and Liv getting married. The two then make up and return back to being best friends. The movie ends with Emma returning from her honeymoon after marrying Liv’s brother and both announcing that they are pregnant with the same due date. The film Bride Wars presents the viewer with the typical stereotyped view of women, especially brides-to-be. The movie portrays the main characters as overly emotional crazed bridezillas. This message is troubling because it is portraying brides as selfish and crazed bridezillas who will do whatever it takes to get what they want. Much like other movies of its kind, Bride Wars begins by presenting two female best friends who are inseparable. In this film the movie begins with Liv and Emma whose dream is to get married at The Plaza Hotel in June. Fast forward about twenty years and the two are still inseparable. Soon after Liv finds a Tiffany and Co. box in her and realizes it is holding an engagement ring. She goes to a bar with Emma and meets up with two other friends and announces to them she is engaged before the ring is even on...
Cited: Bride Wars. Dir. Gary Winick. Perf. Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway. Screenplay by Greg DePaul, June Diane Raphael, and Casey Wilson. 20th Century Fox, 2009. DVD.
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27 Dresses. Dir. Anne Fletcher. Perf. Katherine Heigl, Malin Åkerman, James Marsden, and Edward Burns. Screenplay by Aline Brosh McKenna. 20th Century Fox, 2008. DVD.
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