Sunday, 30 August 2015

The Wedding Date

Keywords: romantic comedy
My rating: ★★★★★

From the back cover:

"Debra Messing (TV's Will & Grace) shines in this hilarious romantic comedy about the surprising road to finding true love. Kat Ellis (Messing) is determined to attend her younger sister's wedding with a date. Rather than face the ridicule of her family and in order to show up her ex-fiancé, she resorts to the Yellow Pages to find a last-minute escort, Nick (Dermot Mulroney, My Best Friend's Wedding). His dashing good looks and quick-witted charm may win over her family. But will they win over Kat? Filled with unexpected twists and endless laughs, The Wedding Date is the one date that you'll want to keep!"

My own impressions:

Every year, a barrage of new romantic comedies hits the market. And most of them are, well, "meh" at best. There are those that are just plain boring, those whose humour is just way below my standards, and those that I just can't manage to connect with for some other reason. The Wedding Date doesn't belong in any of those categories. It's a brilliantly sparkling gem that I'm really happy to have in my DVD collection. The bare bones of the story are the same as in hundreds of other romantic comedies - two strangers are thrown together and fall in love - but they are fleshed out with very colourful and entertaining characters, cleverly written dialogue, a handful of scenes so sensual they give me goosebumps, and just so many little things that have been done so perfectly right... This is a movie that keeps me captivated from the very start all the way to the end. Also, the humour in it is genuinely funny and never leaves the realm of good taste.

I have seen this movie lots of times, and still, every time I watch it, it has a very profound effect on me. It's classy, clever, witty, funny, and sexy - it makes me smile, blush, giggle, laugh out loud... and leaves me elated and very much in the mood for... mmmmm.... (or chocolate). I can't recommend it highly enough. Seriously. You'll just have to watch it and experience it for yourself.