The Decoy Bride

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The Decoy Bride

Sheree Folkson (2011)

85min
12 Certificate
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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.

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 & Crew

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
Director Sheree Folkson
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: CinemaNX Guidance: Contains some swearing. Available on: Available on DVD Released on: 9 Mar 2012

Comedy Drama

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