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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<stuckinsunnydale@comcast.net>

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Love doesn't come cheap.

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

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4 February 2005 (USA)  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

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

Goofs

During Kat's toast at the end of the movie, it's raining behind her in the close-up shots of her speech, but there's no rain in any other shots of the reception. See more »

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Nick Mercer: A wedding is a sacrament... a joyous celebration of love and commitment. In Utopia. In the real world... it's an excuse to drink excessively and say things you shouldn't say.
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English lyrics by Norman Gimbel
Performed by Michael Bublé
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By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing UK
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Debra and Dermot shine in a less than perfect but lighthearted film
5 February 2005 | by (Toledo, Ohio) – See all my reviews

Kat (Debra Messing), an airline executive, fears going alone to her snooty sister's wedding in London. This is especially so because her ex-fiancé will be there as well. Though young and beautiful, Kat nevertheless plunks down a cool $6,000 for a professional escort. In return, the gorgeous Nick (Dermot Mulroney) must play the role of her new and attentive boyfriend. Kat's sister, Amy, a la Monsoon Wedding, has planned her wedding extravaganza to last four days, complete with picnics, cricket, splashy parties and more. Can Kat and Nick pull it off? Do they have enough natural attraction for each other? And what about past loves? Messing and Mulroney make this film work, period. The script has some weaknesses and letdowns, but the darling duo rises above them. The nice scenery and costumes are also a bonus. There is a moment when Kat tells Nick he is worth every penny. The same could be said of the ticket price, as watching Debra and Dermot is very satisfying. Sometimes, the world just needs a silly love movie. What's wrong with that? I'd like to know.


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