The Wedding Date

  • 12
  • Clare Kilner (2004)
  • US / UK
  • 85 min
The Wedding Date
Film Review
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2 out of 5

Tying the knot proves a messy business in this romantic comedy, but it's British director Clare Kilner who winds up in a tangle. Will & Grace star Debra Messing is left to coast on charm alone as lonely New York-based singleton Kat, who employs professional escort Nick (Dermot Mulroney) to hang off her arm at her half-sister's posh English wedding. Matters are complicated by the fact that her former fiancé (Jeremy Sheffield) is the best man. Mulroney is suitably suave as the hunk-for-hire, but both leads struggle with the thin, unsurprising script. Movies such as this, in which everyone is well groomed and impecabbly dressed, are not meant to resemble anything like real life, but Kilner's refusal to address the matter of Nick's unsavoury occupation still niggles. Sarah Parish delivers a few good punch lines as Kat's bawdy, blunt cousin, but otherwise this staggers clumsily to the altar like the best man after a stag night.

Plot Summary

Romantic comedy starring Debra Messing and Dermot Mulroney. Neurotic New Yorker Kat Ellis hires professional escort Nick Mercer as the dream date for her half-sister's smart English wedding knowing that former beau Jeffrey is going to be the best man.

Cast and crew

Cast

Kat Ellis
Debra Messing
Nick Mercer
Dermot Mulroney
Amy
Amy Adams
Edward Fletcher-Wooten
Jack Davenport
TJ
Sarah Parish
Jeffrey
Jeremy Sheffield
Victor Ellis
Peter Egan
Bunny Ellis
Holland Taylor
Woody
Jolyon James
Bike messenger
C Gerod Harris

Crew

Director
Clare Kilner

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Entertainment
Guidance: 
Edited for language and sex scenes.
Available on video and DVD
Released 22 Apr 2005
Certificate 12
Distributor:
Entertainment in Video
Categories
Comedy
Drama

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