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At Theaters: 2/4/2005 On Video: 8/16/2005
Rated: PG-13 Length: 1 hr. 30 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 439997
Studio: Universal Pictures Inc.
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Kat is looking for the right man. He must be willing to travel, have keen social skills, have good looks with a suave demeanor, sharp mind and a tux. Kat must find him quick because they will have to travel to London for her half-sister's wedding. For Kat, what begins as merely a face-saving ruse with a dashing guy-for-hire quickly starts to become more than she ever expected. But love doesn't come cheap…
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Comedy Romantic - This is a light romantic comedy that is actually a little more bawdy and suggestive than it appears, and it is basically a reverse-gender Pretty Woman. This is a must for Debra Messing fans as she is in virtually every scene of the film; those drawn by Dermot Mulroney, however, may be disappointed by his far more limited screen time.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Debra Messing ALONG CAME POLLY, HOLLYWOOD ENDING
Dermot Mulroney ABOUT SCHMIDT, WHERE THE MONEY IS, GOODBYE LOVER
Holland Taylor ONE FINE DAY, THE TRUMAN SHOW
Amy Adams CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, SERVING SARA
Peter Egan BEAN
Jack Davenport PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN
Director: Clare Kilner HOW TO DEAL
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About The Production
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: F S-words; a few others.
SEX/NUDITY: Brief nonsexual nudity; brief clothed sex; verbal sex humor.
VIOLENCE: None.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol and cigarettes.
ACTION: One foot chase.
COMEDY: Pratfalls; wisecracks; some suggestive verbal and visual humor.
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Below Average

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Roger Ebert Full Review
Above Average 'The Wedding Date' presents the curious case of two appealing performances surviving a bombardment of schlock. I have so many questions about the movie's premise that it seems, in memory, almost entirely composed of moments when I was shaking my head in disbelief.

USA Today Full Review
Below Average Messing has the vulnerability for the role, but she doesn't get any help, and it's painful to watch her flail. In fact, it's hard to see how anyone even agreed to sign on for the picture. There must have been the promise of a really tangy wine vintage in the final reception scene.

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Based on an Exit Polling of 338 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
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Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
5
High
100%
13-19Teens (F)
26
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
10
Fairly High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
74
Very High
98%
30+Adults (M)
58
Fairly High
91%
30+Adults (F)
165
Very High
95%
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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

We collected 338 moviegoer opinions. GREAT OPINIONS! The ladies loved "The Wedding Date." Only a small percentage rated it a tad bit low. This movie is certainly better than the critics would have you believe.

As could be expected the ladies enjoyed "The Wedding Date" more that the guys, but the male opinions aren't too bad for this type of movie. A little over half of the adult males thought it was a great movie rating it "Very Good" or higher. Most of the remaining ones rated it "Good" to "Fair," which for this type of movie isn't too bad.

Guys take your lady to see "The Wedding Date." You'll score some major points and most likely enjoy yourself as well.


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
Kat Ellis (DEBRA MESSING) is looking for the right man. NOW. The position comes with a few requirements: willingness to travel, keen social skills, good looks, suave demeanor, sharp mind…and a tux.

The qualified candidate should also have (though not required) the ability to make ex-boyfriends jealous, to turn heads whenever entering a room and to reduce any woman within eye and earshot to a weak-kneed, besotted admirer. Kat wouldn't be so urgently in need were it not for her spoiled, gets-everything-she-wants half-sister's wedding where the best man happens to be Kat's handsome ex-boyfriend. What's worse, the currently single Kat has to schlep all the way from New York—where she's made her life—to London, where her wildly dysfunctional family lives. That's one long, thankless trip to take solo. And since the wedding is happening, oh, next weekend, Kat does what any enterprising single woman would do—she tracks down and hires a professional. So what if her solution crosses a few morally dubious lines plus costs her a tidy six thousand bucks which she'll have to drain from her 401K? And so what if her escort happens to be…well, an escort? Desperate times call for desperate measures.

Lucky for her that her hiring skills are pitch-perfect and she zeroes in on smooth heart-stopper Nick Mercer (DERMOT MULRONEY), one of New York's better known and in-demand professional male escorts who's quite, uh, well-equipped for the task. Once in England, the insightful and charismatic Nick—part actor/part shrink/part bon vivant—helps Kat navigate the choppy waters of her screwy family and caddish old flame Jeffrey (JEREMY SHEFFIELD) and convinces everyone he meets that he and Kat are, indeed, an item. As Nick charms Kat's parents, Bunny and Victor Ellis (HOLLAND TAYLOR and PETER EGAN), her self-absorbed half-sister Amy (AMY ADAMS), Amy's fiancée Edward (JACK DAVENPORT), as well as every living, breathing woman within a 100-kilometer radius, Kat too finds herself feeling things she's never felt before. For Kat, what begins as merely a face-saving ruse with a dashing guy-for-hire—strictly a business arrangement—quickly starts to become more than she ever expected. But love doesn't come cheap…

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