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The Wedding Date (2005)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 4 February 2005 (USA)
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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Comedy | Romance

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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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Something Borrowed  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$31,585,300 (USA) (25 March 2005)
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Trivia

Debra Messing and Jack Davenport also starred together in the tv show "Smash". See more »

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When Kat and Nick arrive at the house in London where they spend their first few nights, it is broad daylight outside. It is still daylight as Nick showers and they discuss the magazine article of his that Kat has brought. Then, in the following scene, it's suddenly dark and they are making and crawling into the bed, with no hint of them having gone down to dinner or done anything else in between during which a sufficient amount of time would have passed to explain this change from day to night. See more »

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Nick Mercer: Close your eyes. Close your eyes. Close... your... eyes. You're safe. You can relax. I'm not going to kiss you. He's gonna be so sorry he lost you, so stop worrying. Forget the past. Forget the pain. And remember what an incredible woman you are. You do that and he'll realize what he lost.
Kat Ellis: Holy crap. You're worth every penny.
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Referenced in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.2 (2011) See more »

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Save the Last Dance for Me
Written by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman
Performed by Michael Bublé
Courtesy of Reprise Records
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing UK
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For what it is, The Wedding Date is a good movie.
5 February 2005 | by (Pennsylvania) – See 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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