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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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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 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 »

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

James Arber: Lemme tell ya, for a honey trap to work, there needs to be honey.
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Crazy Credits

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 The Monkees (1966) See more »

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Spend a Little Time
Written & Performed by Delta Maid
Published by San Remo Live Ltd.
Administered by Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd
Courtesy of Geffen Records UK
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd
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Pleasant, lively little gem
29 October 2013 | by (England) – See all my reviews

One of the most papp'd film actresses in the world has another try at a private and personal wedding day by holding it in secret, on the remote Scottish island of Hegg. That's how this genuinely pleasurable and nicely balanced comedy begins.

The story is lively and funny without ever becoming daft or, the traditional worse mistake, 'madcap'. It twists, turns and sails through to the end without the standard or predictable rom-com notes chiming in. Kelly McDonald is brilliant balanced and David Tennant and Alice Eve steer nicely through superb without ever getting excessive. A well-written comedy done well - well worth the time.


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