Friday 13 May 2005

The Wedding Date.

The Wedding Date is a brilliant film.

My wife wanted to see it, so along we went. I was expecting a romantic comedy, some light entertainment. Pretty Woman with the roles reversed. Instead, I got a touching romantic drama about the fact that most people are selfish callous bastards, your family included. It has a handful of funny moments, but it would be stretching it a little to call it a comedy. Excellent acting from everyone, especially Debra Messing. A wonderfully minimal script that only ever tells you just enough for you to see what's going on but doesn't hammer home points for the hard of thinking. And, unusually, it's set in England rather than Englandland.

I couldn't fault it.

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