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The Decoy Bride (2011)

PG  |   |  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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Aileen
Sally Howitt ...
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 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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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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The harbor head markings are improper - they are opposite to the International Standard of "Red On Right Returning". That is: entering a harbor, red markers are to be kept at starboard. See more »

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As Katie undresses, she removes her stockings. After getting help unbuttoning the dress, she is wearing the stockings again. See more »

Quotes

Reverend McDonagh: When God made time, he made plenty of it. When God made twine, he made balls of it.
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References The Monkees (1966) See more »

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Chasing Time
Written by Alan Pownall & Eliot Peter James copyright 2010
Performed by Allan Pownall
Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd & Global Talent Publishing
Courtesy of Mercury Records (London) Ltd
Under License from Universal Music Operations Ltd
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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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