The Wedding Date (2005)
Starring: Debra Messing, Dermot Mulroney, Amy Adams, and Jack Davenport
The Wedding Date is about a woman who is appointed to be the maid of honor at her younger half-sister’s wedding. When she finds out her ex-fiance(Jeff) is going to be the best man she hires Nick Mercer, an male escort, to pose as her boyfriend.
From the beginning to end, the Wedding Date is a great movie. It is filled with love, shocking betrayal, and heartbreak. It does follow the popular rom-com story line although it holds some surprises.
My favorite scene occurs when Kat and Nick attend a dancing class along with Amy and Ed. I enjoy the filming style, at times the scene is slowed down and sped up. The song in the scene is Sway by Michael Bublé.
Another one of my favorite moments is when Kat finds out that Amy is responsible for her and Jeff ending their relationship(because Jeff cheated on her with Amy) and that Jeff is really heartbroken about Amy getting married.
Kat finds out the night before the wedding, and Nick discover the fact earlier that day making her and Ed the only two people who didn’t know.
Kat then proceeds to argue with Nick, leading Nick to deliver my favorite lines from the movie “You’re judging me? That’s a good one. You are going to point the finger at me, the guy that you hired to be your pretend boyfriend?”. I honestly laugh every time I hear it (although it truly isn’t supposed to be funny). My love for this quote goes beyond the hilarity of it. Yes, and it’s not just the delivery of the line that gets me, it’s the truth in it. A pet peeve of mine, when it comes to movies and television shows, is that there are points where I think that someone’s being hypocritical and no one calls them on it!
Another quote from the movie is when Kat says to Nick “You know what pisses me off? I’ve been spilling my guts all weekend and I don’t know anything about you”. This causes him to say “I’m allergic to fabric softener. I’m majoring in comparative literature at Brown. I hate anchovies” Then he says “and I think I’d miss you, even if we’d never met” When I heard the quote, I felt as though it described a feeling that is challenging to put into words. And, I personally think that that is the best compliment I can give the movie. It’s like saying “I don’t have a word for the way I feel about you, we are like ‘The Wedding Date’, you know?”
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