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The Wedding Date (2005)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 4 February 2005 (USA)
Single-girl anxiety causes Kat Ellis to hire a male escort to pose as her boyfriend at her sister's wedding. Her plan, an attempt to dupe her ex-fiancé, who dumped her a couple years prior, proves to be her undoing.

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Clare Kilner

Writers:

Elizabeth Young (book), Dana Fox (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Debra Messing ... Kat Ellis
Dermot Mulroney ... Nick Mercer
Amy Adams ... Amy
Jack Davenport ... Edward Fletcher-Wooten
Sarah Parish ... TJ
Jeremy Sheffield ... Jeffrey
Peter Egan ... Victor Ellis
Holland Taylor ... Bunny
Jolyon James Jolyon James ... Woody
C. Gerod Harris ... Bike Messenger
Martin Barrett Martin Barrett ... Teenager
Jay Simon ... Male Flight Attendant
Ivana Horvat Ivana Horvat ... Smitten Girl
Linda Dobell Linda Dobell ... Sonja
Helen Lindsay ... Aunt Bea
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Storyline

"The Wedding Date" centers around Kat Ellis (Messing), who returns to her parents' London home for her sister's wedding. Afraid of confronting her ex-fiancé, who dumped her two years before, she hires a top-drawer male escort (Mulroney) to pose as her new boyfriend. Written by TombRaiderBuffy<stuckinsunnydale@comcast.net>

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Love doesn't come cheap.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content including dialogue | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 February 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Something Borrowed See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,129,580, 6 February 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$31,726,995, 31 March 2005

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$47,175,038
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Debra Messing and Jack Davenport also starred together in the TV show Smash (2012). See more »

Goofs

When Kat and Nick are walking down the aisle together the wedding he's fixing his tie. Kat hands him her flowers and fixes it for him. She hands him the flowers twice. See more »

Quotes

[asked by her mother what is wrong]
Kat Ellis: Nothing that a bottle of Jack and a straight razor won't fix.
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Connections

Referenced in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.2 (2011) See more »

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Serenade for Lovers
Written by John Arkell
Courtesy of Associated Production Music, LLC
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For what it is, The Wedding Date is a good movie.
5 February 2005 | by amanduh331See all my reviews

If you see a preview for The Wedding Date before you go see it, you understand what type of movie this is. It's a chick flick. It's a cute, mildly funny, sometimes sappy, story about a woman, Kat, played by Debra Messing, so wrecked from her last relationship that when she has to go to her sister's wedding where she knows that he ex will be she hires a male escort to go and make him jealous and her family get off her case. The escort, Nick, played by Dermot Mulroney, isn't your average Gigolo. No, he's what you would consider the cream of the crop, and he doesn't come cheap. A cute, non-threatening premise, for a genuinely cute, non-threatening, romantic comedy.

You can't go in expecting genius, because that's not what you'll get. The Wedding Date, however, is a glorious, indulgent movie that will leave you smiling. It's a movie for women, by a woman director, and it's really for any girl who ever wished she could have a happy ending like Cinderella. It's not all roses, of course, which keeps it interesting. It's all par for the course, however, when it comes to romantic comedies. Plus, the few glimpses of a bare-bottomed, Mulroney will keep you interested, too.

I ranked this movie an 8 out of 10. I wasn't comparing it to Gone with the Wind, or the Godfather. I was comparing it to other cute romantic comedies, and as far as they go, this was a good one.


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