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The Wedding Date (2005)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 4 February 2005 (USA)
Single-girl anxiety causes Kat Ellis to hire a male escort to pose as her boyfriend at her sister's wedding. Her plan, an attempt to dupe her ex-fiancé, who dumped her a couple years prior, proves to be her undoing.


Clare Kilner


Elizabeth Young (book), Dana Fox (screenplay)
3,354 ( 25)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Debra Messing ... Kat Ellis
Dermot Mulroney ... Nick Mercer
Amy Adams ... Amy
Jack Davenport ... Edward Fletcher-Wooten
Sarah Parish ... TJ
Jeremy Sheffield ... Jeffrey
Peter Egan ... Victor Ellis
Holland Taylor ... Bunny
Jolyon James Jolyon James ... Woody
C. Gerod Harris ... Bike Messenger
Martin Barrett Martin Barrett ... Teenager
Jay Simon ... Male Flight Attendant
Ivana Horvat Ivana Horvat ... Smitten Girl
Linda Dobell Linda Dobell ... Sonja
Helen Lindsay ... Aunt Bea


"The Wedding Date" centers around Kat Ellis (Messing), who returns to her parents' London home for her sister's wedding. Afraid of confronting her ex-fiancé, who dumped her two years before, she hires a top-drawer male escort (Mulroney) to pose as her new boyfriend. Written by TombRaiderBuffy<stuckinsunnydale@comcast.net>

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Love doesn't come cheap.


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content including dialogue | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Debra Messing and Jack Davenport also starred together in the TV show Smash (2012). See more »


When Kat and Nick arrive at the house in London where they spend their first few nights, it is broad daylight outside. It is still daylight as Nick showers and they discuss the magazine article of his that Kat has brought. Then, in the following scene, it's suddenly dark and they are making and crawling into the bed, with no hint of them having gone down to dinner or done anything else in between during which a sufficient amount of time would have passed to explain this change from day to night. See more »


Nick Mercer: The hardest thing is loving someone and then having the courage to let them love you back. But if you know her shit and she knows yours, and at the end of the day if you still would rather give up than try, nothings ever going to be worth it. Maybe think about it this way... you go back, you get to spend the rest of your life having really great makeup sex.
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Written by Andrea Corr, Caroline Corr, Jim Corr, Sharon Corr, and Robert John Lange (as Robert Lange)
Performed by The Corrs
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corporation
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing UK
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The Tear Duct Litmus Test
26 March 2006 | by lavatchSee all my reviews

For romantic comedies, I often judge the quality of the film based upon the mistiness of my eyes by the end of the experience. Unfortunately for "The Wedding Date," I can only rate the film with 4 out of 10 possible tears.

My apologies to fans of Debra Messing and Dermot Mulroney, but I did not see much chemistry between their two characters. The premise of the film is a reverse "Pretty Woman," with Dermot playing the role of Nick, a high-priced male escort hired by Debra's character Kat to accompany her to England for her sister's wedding. A romantic relationship presumably develops between patron and client. But the dialogue seemed forced and artificial. And there weren't enough romantic sparks flying in the relationship of Nick and Kat.

In a supporting role, Amy Adams was a standout as Kat's sister. Whenever Amy came on screen, she served as a spark plug and catalyst for the film's energy. Perhaps if Amy Adams had been cast in the role of Kat, the film might have had more dynamism. But as it turned out, instead of reaching for Kleenex, I was looking for the Visine in attempt to at least pretend that this film had some genuine sentiment and romance.

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Release Date:

4 February 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Something Borrowed See more »


Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,129,580, 6 February 2005

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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