The Decoy Bride

  • 12
  • Sheree Folkson (2011)
  • UK
  • 85 min
Film Review
Reviewed By
2 out of 5

A Hollywood star (Alice Eve) attempts to marry her writer fiancé (David Tennant) away from the prying eyes of the world's press in this less-than-original romantic comedy. But when the couple escape to a remote (and sparsely populated) Scottish island and still find paparazzi in pursuit, it's up to Kelly Macdonald's unlucky-in-love local girl to help them out by acting as a marital stand-in. Can you guess what happens next? Director Sheree Folkson's feature debut owes much to It Happened One Night and the Ealing comedies, but without doing justice to either. The scenery (the Isle of Man stands in for Scotland some of the time) is pretty, the cast is OK (Dylan Moran, James Fleet and Ugly Betty's Michael Urie make appearances) and it's all perfectly amiable, but sadly the script is just too ordinary and predictable to raise anything but a slight smile.

Plot Summary

A movie star plans to get married on a remote Scottish island, but does not want the press invading the ceremony. She hires a local woman recovering from a recent heartbreak to pose as her and throw the paparazzi off the scent, but her fiance starts to wonder if he would rather marry the fake bride instead. Romantic comedy, starring Kelly Macdonald, David Tennant, Alice Eve and Dylan Moran.

Cast and crew

Cast

Katie
Kelly Macdonald
James
David Tennant
Lara Tyler
Alice Eve
Charley
Dylan Moran
Steve Korbitz
Michael Urie
Emma
Sally Phillips
Marco Ballani
Federico Castelluccio
William
James Fleet
Angus
Hamish Clark
Iseabail
Maureen Beattie
Surelle
Alisha Bailey

Crew

Director
Sheree Folkson

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
CinemaNX
Guidance: 
Contains some swearing.
Available on DVD
Released 9 Mar 2012
Certificate 12
Categories
Comedy
Drama