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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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Sheree Folkson

Writers:

Neil Jaworski, Sally Phillips (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Danny Bage Danny Bage ... Hotel Doorman
Dylan Moran ... Charley
Hannah Bourne Hannah Bourne ... Chloe
Michael Urie ... Steve
Sally Phillips ... Emma
Alice Eve ... Lara
David Tennant ... James
Federico Castelluccio ... Marco
Kelly Macdonald ... Katie (as Kelly MacDonald)
Maureen Beattie ... Iseabail
Muriel Barker Muriel Barker ... Mrs. Grainie
Jeannie Fisher Jeannie Fisher ... Aileen
Hamish Clark ... Angus
James Fleet ... William
Sally Howitt ... Muireen
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Storyline

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.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some rude content | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English | Scottish Gaelic

Release Date:

9 March 2012 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Other Bride See more »

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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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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

David Tenant and Kelly MacDonald both appear in Harry Potter as Barty Crout Jr in "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire", and Helena Ravenclaw aka The Grey Lady in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" respectively. 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

Muireen: To my new wife. A chapter can be a book.
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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 »

Connections

References The Monkees (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

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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An unknown film with a great story, beautifully acted
6 February 2012 | by ceo-652-974360See all my reviews

I found this film by chance while browsing through other titles and expected nothing of it or the acting until I'd read the two first reviews here. A great, unusual playful story set on a small Scots island, I think in the Outer Hebrides, with a quiet happiness, lots of healthy humour and a collection of low-key actors as extras, who fit perfectly into the wonderful scenery of Scotland at its best. They come very close to the originals who actually do live on these islands and maybe some did in fact come from the local community.

The referral to the island having a "haunted public toilet" reminded me of a female Italian tourist asking one of the three only residents on the island of Ailsa Craig in the Firth of Clyde, a lighthouse keeper, if there was a café nearby. She received the answer "just follow the track to the old quarry and it's next to Woolworths (department store). A low budget film, which with time should really become very successful. I was fascinated from start to finish.


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