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The Decoy Bride (2011)

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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 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

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Dumfries and Galloways long abandoned Caerlaverock Castle With its moat, twin towered gatehouse and imposing battlements is the setting of the wedding in the film. CGI was used to create a messy outlook of the castle which is then cleaned up again via CGI. See more »

Goofs

When Katie tries on Lara's wedding dress and can't fill out the bust, Steve holds up two mandarin oranges as a suggestion. When the camera cuts to a wider shot, he is holding two apples instead. See more »

Quotes

Katie Nic Aoidh: Nobody's going to buy a guidebook to Hegg unless it's cheaper than our toilet paper.
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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

Your Song (Acoustic Session At the Engine Room)
Written & Performed by Kate Walsh
Published by Chrysalis Music Ltd. Copyright 2008
Used by permission. All rights reserved.
Courtesy of Mercury Records (London) Ltd
Under License from Universal Music Operations Ltd
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Pleasant, lively little gem
29 October 2013 | by loveagoodstorySee 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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