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The Wedding Date (2005)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  4 February 2005 (USA)
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Single-girl anxiety causes Kat Ellis (Messing) to hire a male escort (Mulroney) 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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"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<>

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Love doesn't come cheap.


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

4 February 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Something Borrowed  »

Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$11,129,580 (USA) (4 February 2005)


$704,385 (South Africa) (15 July 2005)

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The filmmakers tried to use artificial flowers as often as possible because Debra Messing is allergic to real flowers. See more »


Not only are there no virgin flights arriving at 4.20pm (as pointed out by another poster) but even if there were, it would have to leave New York in the early hours of the morning but it is clearly daytime when Kat goes to the airport. See more »


Victor Ellis: [to Kat] Make sure he stays on the right side of the road.
Nick Mercer: Which, of course, is the left.
Victor Ellis: That's right.
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Referenced in Torchwood: Random Shoes (2006) See more »


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Excellent romantic comedy
12 February 2005 | by (canada) – See all my reviews

I went to this movie hoping for a fun enjoyable romantic comedy. I was rewarded with a truly wonderful romantic comedy. I loved everything about it - the cast, the writing and the setting.

Debra Messing and Dermot had good on screen chemistry and there were twists in the plot that I don't think anyone could have foreseen. I hear this movie was done on the cheap but it sure doesn't look it. Debra brought her comedic skills to the big screen showing she isn't just a TV star she is now a full fledge leading lady - watch out Julia!

I highly recommend this movie to anyone who enjoys the romantic comedy genre. I loved it so much I would have bought a copy on the spot leaving the theatre to have as my own.

Don't believe the critics who are panning this movie see for yourself a wonderful romantic film.

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