The Wedding Date (2005) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Wedding Date (2005)



Critic Consensus: Critics are leaving The Wedding Date at the alter, calling it shopworn, bland, and lightweight.

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A gal who needs a date for a family function gets the best man money can buy in this romantic comedy. Kat Ellis (Debra Messing) is a woman in her mid-thirties living in New York City and has had more than her share of romantic problems -- enough so that she's gotten word that her younger half-sister Amy (Amy Adams) is getting married, and that her mother Bunny (Holland Taylor) and father Victor (Peter Egan) want to fix her up with someone so she won't look alone and miserable for the big day. Adding insult to injury, Kat learns that the best man at the ceremony will be Jeffrey (Jeremy Sheffield), a former boyfriend who cruelly dumped her without warning two years before. Determined not to show up alone, Kat swallows her pride and hires Nick Mercer (Dermot Mulroney), a professional escort, who will pose as her boyfriend for a $6,000 fee. Kat and Nick fly to England for the wedding, and her family and friends are all struck by how charming, handsome, and personable Nick is -- and Kat begins wondering if their relationship has to be all business; however, as it turns out, Nick understands Kat far better than she expects. The Wedding Date was based on the novel Asking for Trouble by British author Elizabeth Young.more
Rating: PG-13 (for sexual content including dialogue)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Dana Fox
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 16, 2005
Box Office: $32.0M
Universal Pictures - Official Site


Debra Messing
as Kat Ellis
Dermot Mulroney
as Nick Mercer
Jack Davenport
as Edward Fletcher-Woot...
Peter Egan
as Victor Ellis
C. Gerod Harris
as Bike Messenger
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Critic Reviews for The Wedding Date

All Critics (147) | Top Critics (40)

As stale as last week's wedding cake.

Full Review… | December 29, 2010
Common Sense Media

As predictable as a church ceremony and witless as the pastor's blessings, leaving one to ponder this wedding's "reception."

Full Review… | March 1, 2007
Film Journal International

While there are many of the right ingredients here -- a likable cast, plot potential, a dreamy English countryside setting -- I still can't say "I do" to this fluffy flick.

November 17, 2006
Christianity Today

A dupla principal até que se esforça (principalmente Mulroney, que vem se especializando neste tipo de personagem), mas o roteiro repleto de clichês frustra suas tentativas.

September 5, 2005
Cinema em Cena

The main problem with the film is that it seems to be missing a sequence where we see Kat and Nick actually falling for each other - the script pretty much expects us to take it for granted just because they're the leads.

Full Review… | April 23, 2005

As forgettable as a Hollywood couple's marriage vows.

Full Review… | April 20, 2005

Audience Reviews for The Wedding Date


Starts off well but goes off the boil once the setting changes to England. Debra Messing puts in a good performance and looks great, but it can't save the story. Its also strange that she has gone "home" for the Wedding of her sister, yet sounds totally American. I guess she couldn't do the accent.
I've actually read the book this is based on, and that wasn't fantastic either.
I had forgotten Amy Adams was in this one. Not actually the best role I have seen her in - she plays blonde and yucky here. Not sure exactly what fails with this movie. Think it's just a dud storyline and unconvincing.

Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

Really good romantic comedy! Made me fall in love with Dermot Mulroney.

Bethany Murphy

Super Reviewer


Kat (Debra) is looking for a date for her sister's wedding so she hires an escort to make her ex jealous. Some secrets are revealed at the wedding and things get complicated with the escort. Good cast and good storyline. I'd kill the sister!

Candy Rose

Super Reviewer

The Wedding Date Quotes

Nick Mercer: I think I'd miss you even if we'd never met.
– Submitted by Casey Z (3 months ago)

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