The Wedding Date (2005) - Comedy, Romance

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Single-girl anxiety causes Kat Ellis to hire a male escort to pose as her boyfriend at her sister's wedding. Her plan, an attempt to dupe her ex-fiancé, who dumped her a couple years prior, proves to be her undoing.

IMDB: 6.1
Director: Clare Kilner
Stars: Dermot Mulroney, Debra Messing
Length: 90 Minutes
PG Rating: PG-13
Reviews: 58 out of 255 found boring (22.74%)

One-line Reviews (157)

Thanks for making such an enjoyable film!

I also found the score for the film quite annoying, cookie cutter choices of pop songs inserted in a formulaic and artless manner.

While the movie did have a very simple plot it was made totally enjoyable by the wacky cast of characters and great one-liners that they tossed out.

That' s sheer nonsense and boredom.

Has its moments, but rather dull and limp .

I just loved the wedding date it was an unexpected treat, I always loved Debra Messing she is adorable and I never saw Dermot Mulroney before and I just cannot get enough of him I thought he was the most romantic and gorgeous man on the planet and that was a year ago and today I pop that DVD in and I am in heaven.

Too Much of Something Borrowed Grade B-Super Bowl Sunday is one of the slowest days at movie theaters every year.

I enjoyed it.

If you have any discerning taste at all - don't waste your time or brain cells on this sad excuse for romantic comedy!

On second thoughts it is quite probable that this was written by programmed robots, so formulaic and dangerously close to parody it was.

I went to this movie hoping for a fun enjoyable romantic comedy.

Even my husband enjoyed it and thats a lot to say seeing how he does not like "chick flicks".

), but the film is a bore with the obvious happy ending.

I fell asleep for a few min.

This 'feel good' movie is a nice reminder that life does not need to be always serious, and while some people are simply not redeemable that is, they are not good boyfriends or partners, and can waste our time and our life, there are always other fish in the sea.

The Wedding Date is a fairly predictable romantic comedy.

He's the lightest, most throwaway character in the movie, but Jack Davenport makes him the most compelling.

I seemed crafted in a bit of a dull manner that kinda killed it.

Nick Mercer is a dull character throughout the whole movie.

So just wait for the DVD rental and save yourself the price of admission which for this movie was a waste of time and money.

But I still enjoyed it at the end of the day.

However, if you're looking for an empty-headed flick and you don't mind cringe-worthy family scenes, this one's for you.

boring dialog.

Enjoyable romantic escapism .

She is enjoyable as is Dermont Mulroney.

So dull and no structure.

Now I have nothing against romantic comedies, some I like, some I don't(it's like that with all genres really), but when I saw the Wedding Date I thought it had its moments but it was also rather dull and limp.

A waste of time.

There was such an enjoyable feel to watching of all of the characters.

I figured it would be, at the very least, mildly entertaining and humorous.

I just bought his album "It's Time" several weeks ago, and it's really exciting to hear your favorite songs in a movie, right?

I have been to see this film twice already because I enjoyed it so much!!

It's clear that Kat will fall for Nick, and vice-versa in this predictable story.

Oddly, they're the only thing worth watching in this movie.

They can be the most standard, formulaic flick, and I'll still get teary when they couple finally finds each other at the end of the film.

Got dragged to the movie for Valentines Day!!.

The rare events in this empty movie are not built up to look believable.

One of the Worst Movies I have Ever Seen .

It was your typical romantic comedy, but with a few unexpected twists and turns.

This easily gets my vote as one of the worst movies I've ever wasted time on.

The story is not that deep, but worth watching.

The ending was predictable, well 90% Predictable, but in this case not a bad thing.

A very stunning-and-says-all-the-right-things Nick Mercer (Dermot Mulrooney), is the male escort Kat hires as a date for her little sister's wedding.

Like critics say, it was predictable.

Kilner, it seems, also failed to stay awake during Film-making 101.

Very enjoyable.

Like I say, this movie is as predictable as they come and if you are prepared to accept this and accept the film for what it is, then you will enjoy yourself.

Somewhat predictable as most of this type of movie are.

The quality of the actors pulls the movie upwards, the lack of pacing by the director pulls the movie downwards (films like this need to have a snappy, zippy pace to gloss over the obvious nonsense of the storyline).

The most exciting part was that it had a completely different ending from all the other stupid romantic comedy.

There also seemed to be quite a bit of jumpy editing and a lot of the plot felt contrived.

The plot is really slow and dull.

Even the big secret mentioned above is extremely predictable long before it's said outright.

Rest assured that in this movie, like every other chick flick before it, the predictable conflict will come to a head 15 minutes before the end, and will quickly be solved.

I loved it and it's definitely worth watching.

uninteresting supporting characters.

My Girlfriend had a choice of this movie or Hitch, I did not want to see either, but I got dragged to see the Wedding Date.

Great idea is rushed before developed and the story structure is formula and predictable.

It was fun and entertaining and a bit above many romantic comedies in the last few years because these two people were actually interesting.

Ladies, it is worth watching just to see this hot man.

Worth watching again and again.

What might have made this interesting is if the film examined escorts as oppose to reducing itself to dreary romantic drivel.

I was falling asleep.

It has zero laughs (literally, I didn't laugh a single time), its characters are totally unlikeable and as a result boring to watch -- and worst of all, the biggest crime of any romantic comedy...

An entertaining, well-acted, romantic comedy with a competent cast .

The result is that you get an hour and thirty minutes of mind-numbingly boring performances.

Worth watching twice because, you can concentrate on the small stuff and not follow the plot.

The plot sucks and over used and the jokes are boring, dull, and recycled from better (and worse) material.

ho hum.

It is boringly predictable.

Enjoyable, light, fun, romantic comedy.

The film is still predictable since love conquers all.

From the preposterous plot to the bland acting, this was not an enjoyable film.

Godawful boring rehash of every other chik-lit wedding picture .

It is a sweet and simple, feel good movie, and worth watching.

Dermot Mulroney is even worse, offering a completely dull and mundane performance.

I enjoyed it.

Worst movie in the history of movies .

The trailers I had seen were a good indication that this was totally a "chic-flick" so had a bit of a giggle to myself at the number of guys that were dragged along, kicking and screaming no doubt.

My guess would be the scenes which set up the characters and attempted to address some of these questions ended up on the cutting room floor probably because they were even more tedious and boring than the scenes that ended up in the film.

Predictable, Borrowed but Entertaining .

The biggest problem with this predictable chick flick is the horrible miscasting of the female lead.

Typical Female love movie, witty but dull worth a look though due to the beautiful Debra Messing.

Save your money, and rent something else.

I enjoyed it; what more needs to be said?

The film is just as predictable as the story is generic.

The audience I saw it with was mostly female and over 50, and they were bored out of their minds.

I find overly critical critics a bore--this is not rocket science, this is entertainment and I found this movie entertaining.

Many times i skip some scenes..boring scenes.

It wasn't a bad movie, just predictable and "unorigional" (I made that word up).

It's enjoyable, has great romance and romantic chemistry, and a great twist.

On the contrary to most critics, I found this film to be very entertaining.

My male other half enjoyed it too.

Either way, there are more laughs and charisma in watching paint dry!

Given this was conceived as "pretty woman with gender role reversal", I found it to be a completely different take on the dynamic, and more enjoyable in some aspects.

Before "Wedding Date" finally ground to its all too predictable ending I was counting the Fruit Gums in my pocket to make sure I had enough left for the journey home.

Overally, I found it quite enjoyable, really almost perfect.

but the subtitles are just sexual and pointless.

I left the theater giggling to myself...

The characters are intriguing and the story unpredictable.

She's just so funny and stunning to watch.

While some of the plot seemed not too well planned or realistic, it is still enjoyable.

I was dragged to it by my wife as penance for making her watch Boogeyman .

'The Wedding Date' was the laziest, most utterly depressing waste of time and money I have ever paid to see.

You will be thinking about this movie after you've seen it - whether its because parts (or lack thereof) bothered you or because Dermot's intense looks struck a chord with you!

The plot is just strange and I am sooo glad that I never ended up seeing it in theaters, but it was still a waste of money as a rental.

In an attempt to adhere to its genre and ensure happy endings all around, the movie reaches a thoroughly contrived and unsatisfying conclusion.

This is also after Kat finds out that her sister (who's a half sister even though you don't find this out until half way into the movie) has slept with her ex-fiancé who is her sister's fiancé's best friend (yeah, its that confusing).

If you have a bunch other other people watching it with you, it usually makes the movie more fun, enjoyable, and bearable.

But go if you want to leave the theatre with a smile on your face and a song in your heart this is exactly what you're looking for.

For Kat, what starts out as a pretend relationship with Nick begins to turn into something entirely unexpected.

The rest of the movie is hardly worth going into, except to say that first-time screenwriter Dana Fox provides some good lines, predictable plot turns, and an interesting and quite unexpected note of melancholy toward the inevitably happy ending.

Even though "The Wedding Date" is predictable, it is able to stand on its own.


I was already regretting ever having to sit down and watch this film (and yes, I DID have to watch it) when all of a sudden one of the characters lists every boring thing that was going to happen.

this is definitely a fun one to see with friends, especially if you're tired of this year's pretentious and often wildly depressing Oscar fare.

While the movie is pretty bad, it's also pretty harmless and bland.

Save your money.

Did the director and writers just fall asleep one-fourth of the way through making this movie?

There were enough twists in the plot to keep it from being cliché.

Bland and forgettable bullplop.

The only actress to offer an engaging performance is Amy Adams.

We never see them getting to know each other and as such, it feels hopelessly contrived when they do fall in love.

And it's full of boring nonsense.

The only way I got through it was by staying angry by repeatedly reminding myself that I paid to see it, and as for my girlfriend, she found peace of mind by falling asleep!

Now normally with silly little romantic comedies such as this one, I try to ignore the fact that it is indeed formulaic and has been done before.

I found the whole story compelling.

Plus location is rather stunning to watch.

After some predictable bumpy moments between 'Nick' and 'Kat' after this shocking revelation, they decide that they belong together and 'Nick' gets out of the escort profession and presumably marries 'Kat'.

However lets look at some of the positives; NOTHING And the negs; Well where to begin, London as a location is a joke and so mundane, try Portugal or somewhere exotic you plebeians.

OK, so if you are like many others, you need something to distract yourself and stay awake during the dull acting of "The Wedding Date".

The "perfect man" is a horrifically crappy actor, and as he spouts out romantic philosophy, you fall asleep.

I found the ending particularly trite and predictable - all the loose ends were tied up and the couples remained intact.

It's a waste of everyone's time, IMO.

When you walk out of the theater it leaves you smiling.

It's light and enjoyable so go watch.

(1) It's implausible that Debra Messing would pay $6000 for a hired date without first meeting that date; (2) Debra Messing and Dermot Mulroney get along too well from the very start, thus depriving the movie of that give-and-take sparring which sparks most romantic-comedies; (3) Debra Messing is too wimpy to be genuinely appealing; (4) the "back story" involving Debra Messing and her half-sister having once been involved with the same man is cumbersome and contrived; (5) there's no real point in setting the wedding in England.

Should you be looking for something you can watch while needing a distraction from boring paperwork or mundane housework, that is light, fun, fast moving and so not needing to be taken seriously 'The Wedding Date' is perfect!

Highly Predictable **possible plot spoiler** .

This film has just the right amount of comedy and romance and is thoroughly enjoyable and very watchable.

This was a thoroughly enjoyable romantic comedy.

Very boring!

uninspiring direction.

Dialogs are blunt, dull and built for 10 year olds.

Furthermore, the jokes are not set up especially for the audience, but it feels as if the audience is an uninteresting bystander in this movie.

She's disgusted, he's bored.

The story is very predictable and dull, while the script is unfunny and thin and the direction is limp.

excellent and entertaining .

This is all lighthearted fare which will not disappoint Messing's fans and anyone else in need of an undemanding, cliché-ridden romance novel of a comedy.

The story line was definitely entertaining and kept me, as well as the rest of the packed audience, laughing.

The picture is just a puff pastry: pleasant, predictable, and immediately disposable.

Why Hollywood cannot get their writers to write decent stories I don't know but this must have been written on a napkin over the writers dinner, as it was a dreary movie.

There really didn't need to be any connection to England at all, and an eleventh hour plot complication is just a big waste of time.

It is a formulaic movie and there isn't anything mysterious or confusing about it, which makes it a nice movie for fun.

2-1/2 Men's mother plays Messing's mother with perfection and the the English countryside makes an excellent stage for this engaging comedy.

But seriously, this was very boring and not entertaining at all.

I could stand if the movie was just cliché like half of the other movies in Hollywood.