The Wedding Date Reviews

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Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
February 17, 2005
With blinders on to deflect the obvious - that this movie isn't remotely believable - The Wedding Date skates by on the charm of its actors.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Todd Jorgenson
Denton Record-Chronicle
February 17, 2005
It takes about 10 minutes to figure out every major plot twist in this cheap-looking romp involving a collection of obnoxiously quirky characters.
Angela Baldassarre
February 17, 2005
Even some much needed logic wouldn't have been able to save this awful mess.
Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies
February 16, 2005
Unlike Pretty Woman, and most other successful romances, we have absolutely NO reason to understand why EITHER of these empty vessels would EVER find themselves attracted to the other.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Thomas Peyser
Style Weekly (Richmond, VA)
February 16, 2005
Glides along with the unself-conscious assurance of a deodorant commercial, confident that the presence of attractive actors in gowns and tuxes will sanction any idiocy.
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
February 16, 2005
"The Wedding Date" is slight and it knows it. It has no pretentions. It's an odd little fairy tale about a single woman and her paid stud. Messing is a movie star.
| Original Score: B
David N. Butterworth
Movie Boeuf
February 14, 2005
Laudably manages to avoid the inherent sordidness of "Pretty Woman" and the underlying sadness of "My Best Friend's Wedding."
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
February 14, 2005
Nothing says true love like a movie about a desperate, neurotic woman who hires a male whore to take her to her sister's wedding so she can make the ex-fiance jealous. I wonder if they have a Vermont Teddy Bear for that?
Luke Y. Thompson
Los Angeles CityBeat
February 13, 2005
The first problem The Wedding Date runs into is that the whole "converting a hooker" fantasy skews mainly male.
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
February 11, 2005
Part romantic comedy, part soap opera, part travelogue, The Wedding Date fails to deliver on all counts.
Larry Ratliff
San Antonio Express-News
February 11, 2005
One wedding. No funerals. A pretty woman. Lots of borrowed somethings, but nothing new.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
February 10, 2005
You could call this horrid romantic comedy One Wedding and a Funeral, with stress on the funeral.
Top Critic
James Berardinelli
February 10, 2005
This is a charmless, lifeless affair that had me leaving the theater in a mood more appropriate to a funeral than a wedding.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Dan Lybarger
February 10, 2005
A great excuse for staying single.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
February 9, 2005
To say that the script is bottom-of-the-barrel would be too kind; this one was already decomposing under a mountain of mulch before Debra Messing unwisely fished it out.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Top Critic
Jennifer Snow
Village Voice
February 8, 2005
Clare Kilner's cast frolics in the countryside in an appropriately British-romantic-comedy fashion, and at times the characters trade silly snaps, but Dana Fox's screenplay is structurally shaky.
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
February 8, 2005
'The Wedding Date' doesn't exactly resurrect romantic comedy, but it proves there's still life in the genre.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
John P. McCarthy
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
February 8, 2005
Following this botched ceremony, anyone fond of Debra Messing and Dermot Mulroney will be left standing at the altar in tears.
Audrey Rock-Richardson
Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)
February 8, 2005
Shouldn't romantic comedies be a little more romatic? Or maybe at least likable?
| Original Score: C-
David Foucher
EDGE Boston
February 8, 2005
Perhaps the movie should have been called "Four Bridesmaids and a Hookah."
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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