Bride Wars (2015 film)

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Bride Wars
Bride Wars (2015 film) poster.jpeg
Theatrical Poster
Directed byTony Chan
Produced byKate Hudson
Jiali Huang
Fruit Chan
Dong Yu
StarringNi Ni
Angelababy
Zhu Yawen
Chen Xiao
Production
company
Release date
  • August 18, 2015 (2015-08-18) (Shanghai)
  • August 20, 2015 (2015-08-20) (China)
[2]
Running time
90 minutes
CountryChina
LanguageMandarin
Box officeUS$27.6 million

Bride Wars (Chinese: 新娘大作战) is a 2015 Chinese romantic comedy film directed by Tony Chan. The film is a remake of 2009's Bride Wars that starred Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway.[3] It was released in China on August 20, 2015.[4][5]

Plot[edit]

A pair of brides-to-be put their friendship to the test when they battle it out for the perfect wedding scheduled on the same day.

Cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

Box office[edit]

The film came in at number three in its opening weekend, earning USD$24,220,000 (RMB $154,496,958). In its second weekend the film dropped to number seven with $3.34 million. Its two-week total now stands at $27.6 million.

Critical response[edit]

The film has been criticized for its rushed plot which gives no time for any emotional tension to build, leading to audiences being unable to empathize with any of the major emotional beats.[6] Maggie Lee of Variety said that "a not-great Hollywood romantic comedy gets even worse in this atrocious Chinese remake."[7] Elizabeth Kerr of The Hollywood Reporter called the film "a facile and uninspired remake of a facile and uninspired original."[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kevin Ma (June 19, 2015). "Bona announces giant slate in Shanghai". Film Business Asia. Retrieved June 19, 2015.
  2. ^ "Movie "Bride Wars" premiered in Shanghai". Xinhua News Agency. 2015-08-19. Retrieved 2015-08-19.
  3. ^ "Fox International and Bona to Produce Chinese 'Bride Wars' Remake". Variety. 2014-06-21. Retrieved 2015-08-19.
  4. ^ "Romantic Comedy 'Bride Wars' to Hit Big Screens on August 20". China Radio International. 2015-08-11. Retrieved 2015-08-19.
  5. ^ 新娘大作战 (2014). movie.douban.com (in Chinese). douban.com. Retrieved June 19, 2015.
  6. ^ "The most disappointing films in the Chinese mainland in 2015". Global Times.
  7. ^ Maggie Lee (August 24, 2015). "Film Review: 'Bride Wars'". variety.com. Retrieved October 10, 2015.
  8. ^ Elizabeth Kerr (October 30, 2015). "'Bride Wars': Film Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved November 2, 2015.

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