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Release Date: February 04, 2005

Starring: Debra Messing, Dermot Mulroney, Amy Adams, Jack Davenport, Sarah Parish, Jeremy Sheffield, Peter Egan, and Holland Taylor

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Audience: Older teenagers and adults

Rating: PG-13

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Content:

(PaPa, B, C, LL, V, SS, NN, AA, D, MM) Strong pagan worldview with some minor moral elements and a redemptive element of forgiveness during scenes set around a planned church wedding; 12 obscenities (including a couple British obscenities), one strong profanity, 11 light profanities, references to having to urinate, and someone says Holy Cr*p!; comic violence includes a few pratfalls, angry cuckolded man chases another man, brief fighting; beginnings of drunken fornication depicted, drunken woman ready to pay man for sex but the alcohol blanks her memory, and many crude sexual references, including references to male prostitution by male gigolo and male escort; obscured upper female nudity, rear male nudity, upper male nudity, girls in clothes arrive at bachelor party ready to strip, and woman stares at man’s sexual organ which cannot be seen; alcohol use and drunkenness; smoking; and, cheating, lying, betrayal, woman tries to make ex-boyfriend jealous, and wild bachelor and bachelorette parties occur but nothing much seems to be shown or heard except drunkenness and brief crude language.

Summary:

THE WEDDING DATE is a romantic comedy about a young woman who hires a male escort and male prostitute to make her ex-boyfriend jealous at her sister’s wedding. THE WEDDING DATE is well-made and performed, but its values are warped by its immoral pagan worldview about sex and romance.

Review:

THE WEDDING DATE is a romantic comedy starring Debra Messing of TV’s WILL & GRACE. She plays Kat Ellis, a pretty young woman lacking confidence with men because she was left at the altar. Kat hires a famous high-class male prostitute and male escort, Nick Mercer (played by Dermot Mulroney), to fly to her sister Amy’s wedding in London to make her ex, Jeffrey, jealous. Intrigued by Nick’s vocation, not to mention his handsome masculine body, Debra finds herself falling for Nick, and Nick unexpectedly does the same with her. A secret concerning Jeffrey threatens their newfound romance.

THE WEDDING DATE is well-made and performed, so it may, sadly, find a large audience at theaters and on DVD, but, its values are warped by its immoral pagan worldview about sex and romance. The movie attaches a modicum of moral scandal concerning Nick’s evil vocation, but not enough, even though Nick does make a decision at one point to give up his job for love of Kat. There are also some other positive moral elements, including a redemptive element of forgiveness, during the final scenes set around a planned church wedding. Despite this, the movie is, on the whole, too sleazy to recommend. In fact, the greatest moral blunder the movie castigates is sexual betrayal rather than the violation of Jesus Christ’s commands of sexual purity. This immoral theme is perfectly in keeping with the movie’s offensive pagan worldview.

THE WEDDING DATE is somewhat reminiscent of the immoral values and storyline in the hit movie PRETTY WOMAN, which put Julia Roberts on the map as a big movie star. Hopefully, the same thing won’t happen for Debra Messing or Dermot Mulroney, until they decide to make some movies and TV programs that are morally uplifting.

In Brief:

THE WEDDING DATE is a romantic comedy starring Debra Messing of TV’s WILL & GRACE. She plays Kat Ellis, a pretty young woman lacking confidence with men because she was left at the altar. Kat hires a famous high-class male prostitute and male escort, Nick Mercer (played by Dermot Mulroney), to fly to her sister Amy’s wedding in London to make her ex, Jeffrey, jealous. Intrigued by Nick’s vocation, not to mention his handsome masculine body, Debra finds herself falling for Nick, and Nick unexpectedly does the same with her. A secret concerning Jeffrey threatens their newfound romance.

THE WEDDING DATE is well-made and performed, so it may, sadly, find a large audience, but its values are warped by its immoral pagan worldview about sex and romance. The movie attaches a modicum of moral scandal concerning Nick’s evil vocation, but not enough, even though Nick does make a decision at one point to give up his job for love of Kat. There are also some other positive moral elements, including a redemptive element of forgiveness, during scenes set around a planned church wedding. Despite this, the movie is, on the whole, too sleazy to recommend.