Thirty-something Hillary Burns has spent her life trying to get the approval of her parents (most specifically her judgmental mother, Meredith Burns) thus far without success. Part of that approval for Hillary is to marry the right man. That's why Hillary is so happy she is engaged to successful lawyer Jason King, whom she will bring home to meet the family for the first time at their Thanksgiving get-together weekend in a week's time; however, Hillary's life starts to fall apart when simultaneously she loses her part-time newspaper writing job (when the newspaper itself folds) and Jason dumps her to focus on his career (which is seemingly more important to him than Hillary). On the advice of her best friend Sophie, Hillary - who feels she can't go home without Jason (especially as her two sisters' lives seem to meet their mother's approval) - decides reluctantly to go to an online dating site to find someone to pose as Jason for the upcoming family weekend. She finds David, an actor ...
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Trisha Burns (Haylie Duff) has a sister named Hillary (Bonnie Somerville). In real-life, Haylie Duff has a younger sister whose name is also Hilary. See more
When Hillary and David are discussing wedding plans with Father Macy, David reveals he is Jewish. Father Macy says he will not be able to perform the wedding and Hillary says that David will convert. The Catholic Church has allowed interfaith couples to get married in a church ceremony for decades without the need for the non-Catholic partner to convert. See more
Dude, that man is a serious snag.
I know, I know.
His on-line dating profile would be so perfect, no one would believe it: "Tall, dark, handsome lawyer who's responsible and financially sound." Please!
And I finally have a man to take home for the holidays. I don't have to listen to my mother preach to me about how I'm gonna be a spinster, or a lesbian.
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