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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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Hannah Bourne ...
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Katie (as Kelly MacDonald)
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Muriel Barker ...
Mrs. Grainie
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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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Also Known As:

The Other Bride  »

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£2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$542, 11 March 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$542, 11 March 2012
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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 »

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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 »

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James Arber: They say "Write about what you know;" so, obviously, I set it against the backdrop of the Spanish Civil War.
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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 Superman (1978) See more »

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Take me as I could be
Written by Mary Leay & Michael J. McEvoy
Performed by Mary Leay
Published by Rezzonator Music Limited (PRS)
Courtesy of Mary Leay
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Really enjoyable film
16 March 2012 | by See all my reviews

I normally hate rom-coms, but every now and then one catches my attention, and this was one of them.

It has an original idea, good actors, and breathtaking locations. With a unique take on the genre, it is very funny, and memorable. The relationships are also believable, and sweet, without being sickeningly so.

I actually bought this on DVD, making it one of the three rom-coms I own: Decoy Bride, Leap Year and Love Actually.

Such a crime that the film was limited release in the UK, but well well worth a watch, even if you have to spend the £9 on the DVD for the pleasure!


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