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The Wedding Date Reviews

February 19, 2005
Read More | Original Score: D
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?
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
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.
February 4, 2005
Mulroney is a stealth actor: Whenever you see him in a picture, you're not just reminded of how good he almost always is -- you have the sense of discovering it for the first time.
February 4, 2005
Admittedly, no part of the year is immune to bad romantic comedies. But what distinguishes The Wedding Date, what qualifies it so impeccably for turkey season, goes way beyond generic foulness.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
February 4, 2005
Like a bridal shower, it's probably more fun if you have some champagne first. Perhaps some enterprising theater manager will consider this.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 4, 2005
An epic comic miscalculation.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
February 4, 2005
It is in no way a match made in heaven.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 4, 2005
Not a single scene connects smoothly with the next, characters make head-scratching choices that come out of nowhere and logic consistently proves itself an enemy to be avoided at all costs.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 4, 2005
The film has an energetic grace, directed with fluid efficiency by Clare Kilner.
February 4, 2005
Why Kat must be so emotionally clueless or her sister so selfish is a mystery that invites an essay about what women think of each other these days.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
February 4, 2005
This particular wedding-cake walk does feature the excellent comedic timing of Debra Messing and the charm and sex appeal of Dermot Mulroney, which will likely combine to make this film a hit with the date crowd.
February 4, 2005
Even if we could buy the contrived setup (right: Debra Messing needs to buy a date), there is no thought to fleshing out the characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
February 4, 2005
Messing should know this is precisely the kind of movie Grace would ridicule Will for dragging her to see.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
February 4, 2005
Don't bother asking how an Ivy League guy would end up hooking. Such a query could only lead to some dark answers, answers that the filmmakers have no interest in dealing with but which would make for a much more interesting movie.
February 4, 2005
A fairly mediocre film, not nearly as funny as it should be, nor as heartfelt.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 4, 2005
From the look of it, poor Debra Messing's first starring vehicle was an unmitigated disaster even before the cameras started rolling.
Read More | Original Score: 0/4
February 4, 2005
There is not a single memorable joke or line of dialogue in it, something that even the dumbest of comedies usually delivers.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 4, 2005
This is a movie that wants to break out and be tepid. It would like to dare to be tepid. But it just can't find the energy.
Read More | Original Score: D
February 4, 2005
The Wedding Date presents the curious case of two appealing performances surviving a bombardment of schlock.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 4, 2005
Yes, it's another romantic comedy with the happy moral that single women are miserable and worthless.
February 3, 2005
Just why Jeffrey dumped Kat is a revelation so unsavory that this initially breezy movie sinks beneath its weight, despite the frantic efforts of first-time screenwriter Dana Fox and director Clare Kilner.
February 3, 2005
The movie goes wrong from the start by simply throwing us into the action and asking us to identify with Messing's desperate scheme.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 3, 2005
How does Kat feel about falling in love with a high-priced escort? What prompts Nick's lightning-bolt conversion to unpaid monogamy? What kind of work can a former comp lit major expect to find in the world? These and other questions are left unanswered.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
February 3, 2005
All surface and no soul. Come to think of it, the surface isn't so darned hot either.
February 3, 2005
As far as Big Day experiences go, a drunken speech from a distant relative would be far more entertaining -- and funnier -- than The Wedding Date.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/5
February 3, 2005
Even the most ardent evacuees from Super Bowl madness will recognize the familiar road map that the screenplay diligently follows.
Full Review | Original Score: C
February 3, 2005
Debra Messing and Dermot Mulroney star in a romantic comedy that struggles to capture the charm and ebullience of Four Weddings and a Funeral.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
February 3, 2005
Mulroney, best known as the title character in Roberts' comedy My Best Friend's Wedding, is by far the best thing about this gaggingly unromantic comedy. His character's bio, divulged in a thumbnail, is the least convincing thing.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
February 3, 2005
Scenes don't build momentum, and I don't think I've ever seen a feature where so many lines of dialogue were delivered by actors hovering off-screen or standing with their backs to the camera.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 3, 2005
Dana Fox's script is all setup, skimping on the quirky character touches and comedic flourishes that could make a predictable outcome gratifying.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 3, 2005
Too bad the filmmakers felt compelled to give this sufficiently charming doodle some emotional heft by veering into Four Weddings and a Funeral territory. It only distracts you from The Wedding Date's own modest charms.
Read More | Original Score: C
February 3, 2005
A tossed bouquet full of dead flowers and bad jokes that belongs in the nearest trash receptacle.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 2, 2005
So many body parts from other engineered romantic comedies have been crudely harvested and stitched together in the making of this weird robotic lark that Maid of Honor of Frankenstein might be more useful a nickname.
Full Review | Original Score: C-