“Will and Grace” star Debra Messing tries to make the leap form small screen lead to big screen star in the new romantic comedy, The Wedding Date.
Kat Ellis (Messing) finds herself in desperate need of a date for her little sister’s wedding in London. Not wanting to attend the event alone, she hires handsome escort Nick Mercer (Dermot Mulroney) to accompany her. Nat is the perfect date, but can he convincingly charm Kat’s family into believing that the two are really a pair? Can Kat find real love?
First, you should know, I am probably the worst person to review a romantic comedy based on a wedding, at least one of this billing. However, I know plenty of people love these movies as they do huge box office.
So, with this in mind, I went to this screening trying to be as objective as possible.
Unfortunately, I still thought it totally sucked, and from my observation so did most of the heavily middle-aged female audience members.
The film has a ton of problems, from its extremely formulaic plot, typical characters, lame scenes and characters. So, with all the usual aspects of a romantic comedy in place, we are left with the one variable, Debra Messing.
Messing’s performance could best be described as luke-warm at best, and an exact replica of her “Will and Grace” character at worst.
The film does have a few moments of levity, and a lot of women will swoon over Dermot Mulroney, but for the most part this film is more the caliber of a made for TV movie, best suited for a Sunday night on Lifetime?