Movie The Decoy Bride Review

The Decoy Bride

Released in 2011

Director: Sheree Folkson

Writer: Neil Jaworski, Sally Phillips

Starring: Kelly Macdonald, David Tennant, Alice Eve

MPAA Rating: PG

Official Socials: Facebook – IMD



When the wedding of internationally famous film star Lara Tyler (Alice Eve) to tweedy English author James Arber (David Tennant) is sabotaged by a paparazzo, they decide to relocate the event to the one place where the world’s press won’t find them: the sleepy Island of Hegg, as featured in James’ bestselling novel The Ornithologists Wife.

However, dilapidated buildings and greedy islanders are the least of the problems that the wedding party and their Hollywood entourage have to deal with, as Marco (Federico Castelluccio) the ingenious paparazzo tracks them down in his mission to photograph the celebrity wedding of the year.

Steve and his assistant Emma (Sally Phillips) must find a decoy bride and think that local girl Katie (Kelly MacDonald) will be an ideal replacement. But when Katie meets James, sparks fly, dresses get ruined and love gets complicated.

My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars!

IMDB Rating: 6.2 out of 10 stars!

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 23%



I cannot count how many times I have watched this movie on Netflix, but most likely a handful of times. I find it a cute, easy watch and of course I am a bit of a fan of both David Tennant (Doctor WHO) and Kelly MacDonalds (Brave- Princess). The movie is about Lara and Jame’s wedding, but the paparazzi keep getting in the way of a private moment. So they elope to the Scottish islands, where Jame’s wrote his first book and gained fame. Only, he made it all up – thanks google, and now the paparazzi have found them. Instead of postponing everything, a few wacky poorly made decisions (albeit hilarious).

I think it deserves a 4 out of 5 stars, rotten tomatoes doesn’t know what they are doing with this movie.It’s sweet, it’s funny and not overly mushy with romance but its easy to fall in love with The Decoy Bride.


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