The Decoy Bride

MV5BMTM4ODk4MTU3N15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNDU1NDczNw@@._V1_SX214_Kelly Macdonald, Alice Eve, David Tennant, Sally Phillips, Michael Urie

Famous movie star, Lara Tyler, is getting married. She wants a private wedding but the paparazzi are on her tail wherever she goes. The wedding party travel to a small Scottish Island called Hegg to hold the ceremony in secret.

Katie (Macdonald) has just returned home to the island after a breakup. She and her mum get tied up in the secret celebrity wedding – Katie’s mum wants to make money from selling the story to the press; and the wedding party need Katie to act as a decoy bride to get the press off the scent. And it works, in part, but not everything goes according to plan.

This is one of those films that I was eager to see and didn’t want to be disappointed. If it wasn’t for Kelly MacDonald (see her best and edgiest role in Trainspotting), then it would have been pretty average. But MacDonald’s character is charming and and she herself is mesmerising.

There are also good supporting roles from Phillips and Urie as Lara Tyler’s assistants – these roles are often over done and exaggerated to the point of irritation, but that isn’t the case here. The scenery is terrific and it is a nice change to be in the Hebrides.

I’m not sure that The Decoy Bride should make it into the Top Flicks category, but it’s still a good film, with likeable actors, and an enjoyable story.


Posted on 03/08/2013, in the whole rom com list, weddings rom coms and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on The Decoy Bride.

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