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The Wedding Date
Directed by Clare Kilner
Produced by Jessica Bendinger
Paul Brooks
Michelle Chydzik
Nathalie Marciano
Written by Elizabeth Young (book)
Dana Fox (screenplay)
Starring Debra Messing
Dermot Mulroney
Amy Adams
Jack Davenport
Peter Egan
Holland Taylor
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date(s) February 4, 2005
Running time 90 minutes
78 ex credits
Language English
Budget $15,000,000
Gross revenue $47,175,038

The Wedding Date (2005) is a romantic comedy directed by Clare Kilner, who also directed How to Deal (2003). The release was successful achieving $47 million worldwide at the box office against a budget of $15 million.


Plot summary

Kat Ellis (Debra Messing) is a single New Yorker who returns to her parents' house in London to be the maid of honor at her younger half sister's (Amy Adams) wedding. She is dismayed to discover that the best man is none other than her former fiancé, who unceremoniously dumped her two years ago. Anxious about confronting him and eager to impress him, she hires debonair male escort Nick Mercer (Dermot Mulroney) to pose as her boyfriend.

Kat intends to make her former flame, Jeffrey (Jeremy Sheffield), jealous, but her plan backfires when Nick convinces everyone, including her, that they are madly in love. Kat then feels herself too falling for Nick as he slowly falls for her. Along the way, Kat discovers that her younger half sister, Amy, slept with Jeffrey while they were still together. This affair was the reason why Jeffrey dumped Kat because he fancied himself in love with Amy. Amy confesses her guilt to her fiancé Ed (Jack Davenport) just before the church ceremony. However, Ed decides that he loves Amy more than he is angry and they end up getting hitched after all. Kat and Nick end up together.



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  • Michael Bublé sings Sway, Home as well as the last song featured in the film: "Save the Last Dance for Me".
  • Although weddings usually have multitudes of fresh flowers, the filmmakers tried to use fake flowers as often as they could because Messing is allergic to the real ones.
  • Without the end credits, the movie's running time is a short 78 minutes.
  • The movie was originally going to be called "Something Borrowed".


Some outdoor scenes where they are playing rounders are on location in Parliament Hill Fields overlooking west London. Another part of the film is set in Shere, Surrey.


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From Wikiquote

The Wedding Date is a 2005 film about a single girl who hires 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.

Directed by Clare Kilner. Written by Dana Fox, based on the book by Elizabeth Young.
Love doesn't come cheap.


Nick Mercer

  • A wedding is a sacrament... a joyous celebration of love and commitment. In Utopia. In the real world... it's an excuse to drink excessively and say things you shouldn't say.
  • [to Edward] The hardest thing is loving someone and then having the courage to let them love you back. But if you know her shit and she knows yours, and at the end of the day if you still would rather give up than try, nothings ever going to be worth it. Maybe think about it this way... you go back, you get to spend the rest of your life having really great makeup sex.


  • [to Kat, about Jeffrey and Nick] Darling, why spend anymore time on that horse's ass when Mr. Tie-Me-Up-Tie-Me-Down is standing right over there?
  • [after seeing Nick wink] Oh God. I think I've just come.


TJ: [sees Kat with Jeffery] Oh my God! Oh my God, oh my God, oh my God, oh my God, oh my God! Top Kat! Ooooh! Where the bloody hell have you been? I have gynecologists that call more often.
Kat Ellis: You have more than one gynecologist?
TJ: You have to play them off. Otherwise they think you're easy. [turns to Jeffery] Hello asshole. Listen, since you dumped my cousin brutally, and without cause, you won't mind if I just steal her away will you? Thanks

Nick Mercer: Close your eyes. Close your eyes. Close... your... eyes. You're safe. You can relax. I'm not going to kiss you. He's gonna be so sorry he lost you, so stop worrying. Forget the past. Forget the pain. And remember what an incredible woman you are. You do that and he'll realize what he lost.
Kat Ellis: Holy crap. You're worth every penny.

Kat Ellis: You know what pisses me off? I've been spilling my guts all weekend and I don't know a thing about you.
Nick Mercer: [pause] I'm allergic to fabric softener. I majored in comparative literature at Brown. I hate anchovies. And I think I'd miss you even if we never met.


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