My Fake Fiance (2009)

TV Movie  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  19 April 2009 (USA)
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Jennifer and Vince, virtual strangers, find themselves strapped for cash and decide to stage a fake engagement and wedding just for the gifts.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vince (as Joseph Lawrence)
Njema Williams ...
Sales Lady
The Monkey (as Steven R. Schirripa)
Nicole Tubiola ...
Reverend Jim (as Leland Jones)
Group Leader


Jennifer finds herself in dire straits when a moving van filled with all of her possessions is stolen. Then she propositions Vince, an acquaintance with a large gambling debt. Despite their mutual dislike for one another, Jennifer and Vince plan to marry and split the gifts they receive so that Jennifer can furnish her house and Vince can pay off his debt. Written by Melissa

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The dinner scene where Vince meets Jennifer's parents he name his foster family siblings: Natalie, Dorothy, Blair and Jo with Mrs. Garrett as his mother. These characters are from the 1980s sitcom "The Facts of Life." He also mentions "Tootie," which is Dorothy's nickname. See more »


When Vince shows the two thugs the word "cliche" in the dictionary and one of the thugs punches Vince in the shoulder, the receiver for the lapel microphone is visible. See more »


Vince: Wow. Talk about commitment issues. You're getting cold feet over our pretend wedding.
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References One Day at a Time (1975) See more »


Written by Noel Cohen
Performed by Diana Page
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This fractured fairy tale romcom will delight fans of the genre
8 March 2012 | by (Toledo, Ohio) – See all my reviews

Jennifer (Melissa Joan Hart) is miffed to be attending another friend's wedding. She has spent a fortune on gifts and new shoes, besides the humiliation of not being married or attached herself. Now in her thirties, Jenn does have a good job and has saved enough for her first house. But, hold the phone, folks meet their matches at weddings, no? Well, not today! Jenn finds herself at the same table as Vince (Joseph "Joey" Lawrence) who has a fresh mouth and a crumpled suit. Also, as he receives a telephone call at the reception, Jenn learns that he is a compulsive gambler, too, with big debts. Ugh. But, with no one else to converse with, Jenn and Vince soon get on a discussion of how much each of them has forked over for gifts for their pals. Soon, a brilliant idea is hatched. The new duo of Jenn and Vince will get engaged, plan a wedding, score some great gifts and cash then call it off at the last minute. No one really wants their purchases back anyway, right? As the couple begin to cement their plans, they must meet often and introduce each other to their extended families. Could it be that a fake fiancé might turn into the genuine article? This very cute fractured fairy tale of a romcom will delight fans. Hart is certainly becoming the champion of such stuff while Lawrence is not far behind. Both are attractive and funny performers who entertain their target audiences well. Also, the supporting cast is very capable, especially Steven Shirraripa as the mobster in control of Vince's bad habits. Sets, costumes, script, and direction are typical but more than adequate. Gals or any fans of these films, go search for this one soon. I got mine on a wonderful four volume disc with three other nice ABC family films.

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