The Wedding Date (2005)
Amy Adams as: Amy
Directed by: Clare Kilner
Written by: Elizabeth Young, Dana Fox
Selected Cast: Debra Messing, Dermot Mulroney, Jack Devenport
Release Date: February 4, 2005 (US)
Genre: Comedy / Romance
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Love doesn’t come cheap.
In this romantic comedy, Kat, a never-married New Yorker, who is invited to her parents’ London home for her younger sister’s wedding. What should be a joyous occasion bodes disaster for Kat, however, when she discovers that the best man will be none other than her ex-fiancé, who, two years before, inexplicably dumped her. In a desperate attempt to face the ordeal with dignity, Kat hires Nick, a charming and handsome professional male escort, to pose as her new boyfriend and escort her to the wedding.
Even more valuable to Kat than Nick’s good looks and charisma is his keen insight into human behavior–a well-learned trick of his trade. Over the course of the weekend, Nick takes on the role of the bride’s therapist, the father’s ideal son-in-law, the groom’s new best friend and the object of every woman’s affection. For Kat, what starts out as a pretend relationship with Nick begins to turn into something entirely unexpected: a second chance at love.
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Amy Adams has a decent sized role as Amy, the estranged little sister of Kat Ellis. Amy is beautiful, sexy, reckless and used to getting what she wants. She lives in London and is engaged to marry Edward Fletcher-Wooten, an English man who very much adores Amy. She wants to get closer to her sister, like they used to be as little girls. However, something bad happened in the past and it is not voiced until it may be too late – and Amy is in danger of losing her loved ones.
“She was great. She was really, really funny and really generous. Apparently she got pregnant while she was working on our film so it must have been a really great set. If you work the days out… I don’t know for a fact (laughing). I wasn’t present so…”
“She just wanted us to be able to have the best chemistry that we could have, and really let the scenes happen. It was really great.”
“There was no protein for breakfast! They eat a lot of sweets and I am like a big eggs girl. I like omelettes and I like big breakfasts… But they have really good bacon. It’s called ‘back bacon’.”
• Filmed in London, England and New York, USA.
• The filmmakers tried to use artificial flowers as often as possible because Debra Messing is allergic to real flowers.
• Without the end credits, the movie’s running time is a short 78 minutes.
• The movie was originally going to be called Something Borrowed.
“The Wedding Date presents the curious case of two appealing performances surviving a bombardment of schlock. I have so many questions about the movie’s premise that it seems, in memory, almost entirely composed of moments when I was shaking my head in disbelief.” – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Times
“I never thought I’d hold Pretty Woman up as a standard, but The Wedding Date eagerly invites the comparison. And Hot Dude it’s not.” – Carina Chocano, Los Angeles Times