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The Decoy Bride (2011)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  9 March 2012 (UK)
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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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Katie Nic Aoidh
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James Neil Arber
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Angus
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William
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Emma
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Marco Ballani
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Hotel Doorman
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Iseabail Nic Aoidh
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Mrs. Grainie
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Aileen
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Muireen
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Famous actress Lara Tyler can't get married to author James Arber without intrusive paparazzi crashing the ceremony. Because of Jame'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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£2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$542 (USA) (9 March 2012)

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$542 (USA) (9 March 2012)
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The script was priced at seven million pounds (the amount it would cost to make it), however the film only had a budget of two and a half million pounds. This led to many scenes and characters being cut during filming, in an attempt to cut costs. 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 »

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Lara Tyler: Now, sweetie, I may look like a simple, cake-baking, small-town mom, but inside I am a prize fighter, and I will not rest while there is a single rod of depleted uranium anywhere in South Carolina.
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Gentle, light rom-com
12 October 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a gentle romantic comedy that has humor and light but doesn't hit you over the head with it.

I suspect this movie is not rated higher generally because it does not have the laugh a minute ridiculousness of most modern day American rom-coms. It moves at the slow pace of the village were it takes place where time somewhat stands still and happiness is found in the familiar. The fact that it stars David Tennant is just icing on the cake; the supporting cast which includes Kelly MacDonald (Boardwalk Empire)and Alice Eve (Entourage)is just cherries on the icing on the cake.

A movie in the vein of Four Weddings and a Funeral and Notting Hill (with some lovely scenery from the Isle of Man), I highly recommended spending an evening with it.


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