The Wedding Date – Filtered

Theatrical Release: February 4, 2005
DVD Release: August 16, 2005
The Wedding Date – Filtered


In this romantic comedy, New Yorker Kat Ellis (Debra Messing) goes home to London to be in her sister’s (Amy Adams) wedding. Kat’s self-absorbed half sister, Amy, enjoys gloating over the fact that she found a husband before Kat did. What might otherwise be a joyful reunion with the family turns to disaster when Kat discovers that her ex-fiancé is going to be the best man. The feelings she still has for him cause her to take extreme measures to maintain her dignity. In order to make her ex jealous, she hires an expensive, handsome, charming escort (Dermot Mulroney) to play the role of her boyfriend. Nick Mercer turns out to be the envy of all the other girls. Kat appears to be a sweet, innocent girl who is trying to salvage what’s left of her self-respect. What she does not plan for is falling in love with her hired date.

Dove Review

In order to prove that life is good, Kat hires a male escort, Nick, to pose as her boyfriend and accompany her to her sister’s wedding in England. Her ex-fiancé is the best man in the wedding and Kat is determined to make him completely sorry that he broke up with her. While Kat and Nick both have reasons to make this a business-like trip, attraction gets the best of them and they find themselves falling for each other. One of the main storylines in “The Wedding Story” is the hidden fact that Kat’s ex-fiancé slept with her sister during part of their relationship. This is kept a secret from the groom and from Kat until just before the wedding. This theme, as well as Nick being a male escort that is paid for his companionship and who charges extra for sex, does not allow Dove to give it a thumbs up. There was also lots of drinking and people getting drunk throughout which doesn’t make it a family friendly movie.

Content Description

Faith: None
Violence: None
Sex: Girl and guy kiss, girl and guy wake up together in bed (implied sex). Nick is a male escort, he states that “intimacy costs more”, a guy is called “Mr. tie-me-up, tie-me-down”, one main theme is that the best man previously slept with the bride, a girl states ”I’m fine- nothing a bottle of Jack and a straight razor couldn’t fix."
Language: "Wanker"-1.
Violence: None
Drugs: Man and woman drink on plane, woman smokes, girls drinking and getting drunk at bachelorette party, guys getting drunk at bachelor party, main character drunk.
Nudity: Cleavage, short skirts, bare chest on guy, low cut dresses, guy in underwear.
Other: None


Company: Universal Pictures
Writer: Dana Fox
Director: Clare Kilner
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 90 min.
Reviewer: Sarah Bennor