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When the world's media descend on the remote Scottish island where a Hollywood actress is attempting to get married, a local girl is hired as a decoy bride to put the paparazzi off the scent.

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Famous actress Lara Tyler can't get married to author James Arber without intrusive paparazzi crashing the ceremony. Because of James's best-seller, Lara's agent, Steve, checks out the little known Hegg Island in Scotland as the site for their next attempted wedding. Unfortunately, James is a hack, and his book (supposedly based on Hegg) relays little of it accurately. Katie, an island native and the only unmarried woman on it, has been unlucky in love. She's working on writing her own guide to Hegg Island when Steve and crew arrive, eventually hiring her as a reluctant decoy bride to distract the paparazzi. In a mix-up, she and James end up married to each other while Lara, having spotted the press, goes into hiding. Katie and James now have to get an island divorce while avoiding the press while other parties seek out Lara (who has disguised herself as one of the elderly islanders). Written by statmanjeff

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You may now kiss the decoy.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG for some rude content | See all certifications »

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Budget:

£2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$542 (USA) (9 March 2012)

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$542 (USA) (9 March 2012)
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Trivia

On the lawn outside the castle, you can see a red phone box. This could be a nod to David Tennant's 3 year reign as the Tenth Doctor on "Doctor Who" (2005), who travels through space and time in a blue Police Box. See more »

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Just before Angus tackles James, Kate can be heard yelling out, "Angus!" but when the camera cuts to a long shot, Kate hasn't opened her mouth yet. See more »

Quotes

Katie Nic Aoidh: What's this nameless new book of yours about, then... if it exists?
James Arber: It's about the end of the world as seen through the eyes of God.
Katie Nic Aoidh: Oh, dear. Did no one tell you to write about what you know?
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References The Monkees (1966) See more »

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Be OK
Written & Performed by Ingrid Michaelson
Published by Cabin 24 Records (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Cabin 24 Records
By arrangement with Secret Road Music Services, Inc. c/o A&G Sync
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Really enjoyable film
16 March 2012 | by (Wales) – See all my reviews

I normally hate rom-coms, but every now and then one catches my attention, and this was one of them.

It has an original idea, good actors, and breathtaking locations. With a unique take on the genre, it is very funny, and memorable. The relationships are also believable, and sweet, without being sickeningly so.

I actually bought this on DVD, making it one of the three rom-coms I own: Decoy Bride, Leap Year and Love Actually.

Such a crime that the film was limited release in the UK, but well well worth a watch, even if you have to spend the £9 on the DVD for the pleasure!


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