The Wedding Date

Synopsis: "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.
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Director(s): Clare Kilner
Production: Universal Pictures
Rotten Tomatoes:
90 min

'Hi, this is Kat.

Leave a message and I'll call you back.'

'Hi, Kat. This is Nick Mercer.

'Sorry I didn't get back to you last night

but I got your messages.

'All seven of them.

'I know you're nervous, Kat,

but this is what I get paid for.

'I'm running late so

I sent a messenger to pick up my ticket.

'Kat, stop worrying.

'Your ex-fianc will wish he never left you

'and your family will think we're in love.

'Trust me. I'll see you at the airport.

Can't wait to meet you.'

So sorry. I wasn't quite ready.

It's a plane ticket.

For a date. My date.

For my sister's wedding, in London.

You need to let go.

You're gonna have to help me.

# Oh yeah

# The daylight's fading slowly

# But time with you is standing still

# I'm waiting for you only

# The slightest touch and I feel weak

# I cannot lie

# From you I cannot hide

# I'm losing the will to try

# Can't hide it, can't fight it

# Can't hide, can't fight

# So go on, go on

# Come on, leave me breathless

# Tempt me, tease me

# Until I can't deny this loving feeling

# Feeling

# Make me long for your kiss

# Go on, go on

# Go on, go on

# Yeah, come on

# Yeah

# And if there's no tomorrow

# And all we have is here and now

# I'm happy just to have you

# You're all the love I need somehow

# It's like a dream

# Although I'm not asleep

# I never want to wake up

# Don't lose it, don't leave it

# Don't lose it, don't leave it

# So go on, go on

# Come on, leave me breathless

# Tempt me, tease me

# Until I can't deny this

# Loving feeling

# Loving feeling

# Make me long for your kiss

# Go on, go on

# Come on, leave me breathless

# Tempt me, tease me

# Until I can't deny this loving feeling

# Make me long for your kiss

# Go on, go on

# Come on, leave me breathless

# Go on, go on #

'... 356 to London Heathrow,

'all remaining passengers

please make your way... '

Harry, I'm not working,

I'm going to my sister's wedding.

Customer service

will have to survive without me.

But Kat, we've had three delays

and two reps call in sick.

And a 2505 on the 8:20 CPT to LGW.

And there's this guy on line two

who gut stuck with in-laws because

we couldn't get him out of Heathrow.

I'd love to help you, sincerely,

but I haven't seen my family in two years

and my flight leaves in 15 minutes.

Come on, Kat. Please, I'm begging you.

Bump the 14:
14 to the upper on 16:10.

What about line two?

Check my bags.

I understand, you want your family

to see you the way you see yourself,

or would, if you didn't feel

so victimized by them.


We regret that you were inconvenienced.

Unfortunately, we are not liable.

But just this once I'll refund your ticket

and credit you 10,000 frequent flyer miles.

Thank you for calling Virgin Atlantic.

Your first trip?

My sister's getting married

and the best man is my ex.

If I chicken out,

I wanna know where the exits are.

I'm not a knuckler, I fly all the time.

The reason I can't feel my legs

is that any second

my date is gonna sit down in 3B

and I need him to look really good today.

Hello, 3B.

Thank you.



Let's sit.

I'm glad you found it OK.

The airport... The plane, I mean.

I'm sorry we couldn't leave sooner. I know

you wanted to get settled before the party.

Work must be crazy.

Oh, I should warn you.

You know those families

where everyone's out of their mind

but they're your family so you love them?

Mine's not like that.

I love my dad.

But since he's my stepdad,

he's technically not family.

He's more like a hostage.

'Ladies and gentlemen,

'we will shortly be arriving

at London Heathrow.

'On arrival, please remain seated

'until the seat belt sign

has been switched off.

'Local time is 4:22pm

'and the temperature is a warm 21... '

Good morning.

'That's 72 degrees Fahrenheit.

'We would like to thank you

for flying with us today

'and look forward to seeing you again soon.'


Nick, please tell me

you're not wearing that tonight.

I am.

It's no big deal really, it just looks like

a tailor made your tie out of my dress.

Don't get me wrong - matching's fine.

It's matchy-matchy you wanna look out for.

- We look like we're trying too hard.

- Exactly.

I want us to look like we fit but not

like we're trying to look like we fit.

Let me teach you a trick.

If you look people in the eye,

they'll never notice what you're wearing.

There's no way I'm showing up

in his and her outfits

so if you're gonna wear that tie,

I have to change my dress.

Driver, will you please

pull over somewhere?

I'm sorry. I promise

this is the last one.

You must think...

Who knows what you think?

I know how important this is for you.

But remember, you're a beautiful woman

and you've got everything going for you.

Don't patronize me.

I feel like crap but I

wanna look hot doing it.

Mission accomplished.


Don't get too attached.

I prefer the red one.

I'll let her know.


"Hmm, nice dress," or "Hmm...

"Gorgeous. I was insane to let you go"?

Well, I'd shag you.

If that's all right with you?

I don't know if I can do this.

Well, you can never be sure of anything

but we still have to go inside.

- Aunt Bea!

- Dear girl.

This should have been you getting married.

You know, you didn't have

to return the gravy boat.

And to think Jeffrey is the best man.

Have you met Nick?

- How do you do?

- Oh.


And what do you do?

Excuse us.

What a nightmare.

OK, we need a story.

You're a therapist, we just started

dating and you're crazy about me.

Count it. 6,000 even.

- Oh, I trust you.

- No. Count it.

All right.

I'll cover expenses but if you want

to be intimate, we talk money first.

That won't be an issue. I find the idea

of sex for money morally repugnant.

I'm sorry. No offense.

Do me a favor, quit apologizing.

If you look at this as

a business transaction,

maybe you won't

feel compelled to keep saying sorry.

I'm sorry.

It's also really annoying.


- Sorry.

- P*ssy Kat! What happened to you?

- Pull over for a quickie? - Mom, this is

so not the time to be yourself.

And who might this be?

Hi. I'm the new guy.

It's great to meet you.

Lovely. This is a marathon, not a sprint.

We've got welcome cocktails today

then tomorrow's Young People In The Park

and Stags And Hens.

Friday's the picnic, then the rehearsal dinner

and since you have left no margin for jetlag,

I need you to hydrate.

- Dad.

- My darling.

- Meet Nick.

- Professor Ellis.

- How do you do?

- Kat?

- Kat! Oooh! I'm getting married! Oh, Kitty!

- Hey!

Oh, I missed you so much.

Gosh, who's the hunky, huh? Nice.

There you are! Get over here!

At times like these,

I find a good, stiff drink helps.

- Can I get you a refill, sir?

- Very kind of you.

Where did you find him?

Thank you.

Yellow Pages.


Sweet Jesus.

Who gave that woman an amp?

Hello. Hello?

Oh. Wonderful. It's finally working.

Does everybody have a drink?

Because I am going to say a few words.

Welcome, friends and family...

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Dana Fox

Dana Fox (born July 16, 1976) is an American screenwriter best known as the writer of The Wedding Date (2005), What Happens in Vegas (2008) and the television comedy series Ben and Kate. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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