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The Wedding Date (2005)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 4 February 2005 (USA)
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.


Clare Kilner


Elizabeth Young (book), Dana Fox (screenplay)
3,403 ( 270)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Debra Messing ... Kat Ellis
Dermot Mulroney ... Nick Mercer
Amy Adams ... Amy
Jack Davenport ... Edward Fletcher-Wooten
Sarah Parish ... TJ
Jeremy Sheffield ... Jeffrey
Peter Egan ... Victor Ellis
Holland Taylor ... Bunny
Jolyon James Jolyon James ... Woody
C. Gerod Harris ... Bike Messenger
Martin Barrett Martin Barrett ... Teenager
Jay Simon ... Male Flight Attendant
Ivana Horvat Ivana Horvat ... Smitten Girl
Linda Dobell Linda Dobell ... Sonja
Helen Lindsay ... Aunt Bea


"The Wedding Date" centers around Kat Ellis (Messing), who returns to her parents' London home for her sister's wedding. Afraid of confronting her ex-fiancé, who dumped her two years before, she hires a top-drawer male escort (Mulroney) to pose as her new boyfriend. Written by TombRaiderBuffy<stuckinsunnydale@comcast.net>

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Love doesn't come cheap.


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content including dialogue | See all certifications »

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Based on the book "Asking for trouble" by Elizabeth Young See more »


When Kat is bringing her bags to the airport, she has three hard case powder blue suitcases and two soft ones, piled on top. When she is leaving the airport after landing, the cart has her three hard cases, one powder blue soft case, one of his black soft cases and he is carrying his other black soft case. Kat is carrying nothing. When they get to the house, all five pieces of her powder blue luggage can be seen again. See more »


Nick Mercer: [to Kat] Let me teach you a trick: if you look people in the eye, they won't notice what you're wearing.
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References Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) See more »


Serenade for Lovers
Written by John Arkell
Courtesy of Associated Production Music, LLC
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Answer to question
2 March 2005 | by erinleigh_bSee all my reviews

To answer Canuck Girl's question from the post previous - the quote that was said a few times, in the article and by Kat's dad at the wedding was -"every woman has the exact love life that she wants". (or something very similar to that). Very true quote in deed!

I thought the movie was pretty good. It won't win any awards or anything, but it made me laugh and I was entertained for an hour and a half...what more do ya want!

I do have to say that it was a little bit similar to a few movies I've seen recently though. I could see what was going to happen next before it did. It reminded me a lot of the movie Jennifer Aniston was in "Picture Perfect" ...similar plot...she hires someone to pretend (Jay Mohr) to be her boyfriend to make someone else jealous (Kevin Bacon) and then ends up falling in love with him the one she hired. In my opinion Picture Perfect was a slightly better movie.

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Release Date:

4 February 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Something Borrowed See more »


Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,129,580, 6 February 2005

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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