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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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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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Rated PG for some rude content | See all certifications »

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Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

£2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$542, 11 March 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$542, 11 March 2012
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Trivia

Kelly MacDonald and David Tenant both appear in Harry Potter. See more »

Goofs

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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The initial credits appear over a scene of Lara attending Marco's photographic exhibition and purchasing a print of a Scottish hedgehog. The scene ends with a paparazzo taking a picture of them, which then appears on a magazine cover. The credits then revert to the usual scrolling list. See more »

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References Superman (1978) See more »

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Chasing Time
Written by Alan Pownall & Eliot Peter James copyright 2010
Performed by Alan 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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It was alright...
12 March 2012 | by See all my reviews

I did not have high hopes for this movie, but was pleasantly surprised when I discovered it wasn't half bad! I honestly only saw it because David Tennant was in it... oh well. It was a cute romantic comedy and I did laugh quite a bit. But the biggest problem for me was that the plot summary is a little too cliché... and it went a little too fast. The whole movie took place in the time span of about a day. Not enough time for the main characters to really make the decision to throw away their whole life plans to be together. Whatever though, it was still a fun way to spend time! I would recommend this movie to any fan of romantic comedy.


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