Metascore
32

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 34
  2. Negative: 17 out of 34
  1. 63
    The curious case of two appealing performances surviving a bombardment of schlock.
  2. Familiar but never overly broad, this well-cast, crowd-pleasing comedy benefits from a low-key emphasis on character over high jinks.
  3. Reviewed by: Stina Chyn
    60
    A decent film, but not a great romantic comedy.
  4. Kilner's light touch keeps the romantic pair dancing around their romance without tripping, but as the film reaches the inevitable happy ending, the steps look all too familiar.
  5. A vaguely creepy and mildly diverting rom-com.
  6. A fairly mediocre film, not nearly as funny as it should be, nor as heartfelt. On the plus side, it's only 85 minutes long and isn't boring. On the downside, it has an intrusive pop soundtrack and a screenplay full of fake conflicts.
  7. 50
    This is a charmless, lifeless affair that had me leaving the theater in a mood more appropriate to a funeral than a wedding.
  8. 50
    The lucky Mulroney gets to play the kind of sensitive hunk that women want and men want to be, but he's the only one who can be heard over the tired wheezing of the romantic-comedy machinery.
  9. It seems like a slam-dunk pitch -- "Pretty Woman" with the genders reversed -- but there's one major problem: The whole hooker-fantasy bit is much more of a guy thing.
  10. So many body parts from other engineered romantic comedies have been crudely harvested and stitched together in the making of this weird robotic lark that "Maid of Honor of Frankenstein" might be more useful a nickname.
  11. Reviewed by: Justin Chang
    40
    An intriguingly racy premise -- plays out to listless, unsatisfying effect.
  12. Reviewed by: Anita Gates
    40
    Struggles from beginning to end to capture the charm and ebullience of "Four Weddings." The new movie's effort is mostly unsuccessful, but there are bright spots.
  13. 40
    Nicely paced but so fluffy it threatens to waft away.
  14. 40
    Dermot Mulroney is the movie's only genuinely romantic lead. And he's so good that he nearly carries The Wedding Date single-handedly.
  15. Reviewed by: Jennifer Snow
    40
    Clare Kilner's cast frolics in the countryside in an appropriately British-romantic-comedy fashion, and at times the characters trade silly snaps, but Dana Fox's screenplay is structurally shaky.
  16. 40
    This is a leaden mess that offers only brief moments of respite.
  17. Wedding Date is neither good art, good entertainment nor even good trash.
  18. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    38
    The movie goes wrong from the start.
  19. Oddly enough, though, only the finale is predictable in a movie that appears to have been edited in an early-model blender. Not a single scene connects smoothly with the next.
  20. There's nothing about The Wedding Date that isn't forced or labored; there's only a stubborn determination to embrace every cliche and make sure the stars photograph well.
  21. 38
    It's an hour longer than the average sitcom, but The Wedding Date isn't much different from what you see crammed into any TV comedy lineup, minus the laugh track.
  22. Reviewed by: Peter Debruge
    38
    A relatively harmless (and thankfully, not entirely laughless) trifle.
  23. A movie of utter inconsequence -- a cinematic Listerine Strip that evaporates from the brain before you even get your popcorn tub to the trash.
  24. This movie is all pretty faces and six-pack abs, but no characters. All surface and no soul. Come to think of it, the surface isn't so darned hot either.
  25. Reviewed by: Angel Cohn
    30
    It might be best to discreetly misplace your invitation to these strained festivities.
  26. Winds up an oddly depressing, lost, little movie that eventually caves in on itself.
  27. Reviewed by: Teresa Wiltz
    30
    Amusing premise, not-so-amusing execution.
  28. Messing may simply be one of those actresses who's the right size for TV and the wrong size for the big screen.
  29. Suffers from a lack of chemistry.
  30. Imagine, if you dare, the outtakes from all those merely bad romantic comedies. Now further imagine that these discarded bits, the stuff that failed to make even the failures, found their way out of the waste bin and into a splicing machine and onto a projector. Do that and you're inching toward a full appreciation of this particular barrel, and the bottom it so brazenly scrapes.
  31. 25
    Messing should know this is precisely the kind of movie Grace would ridicule Will for dragging her to see.
  32. 20
    Inexplicable Fantasy Romances for the Harried Modern Gal 101 is a more fitting title for this shameless mediocrity.
  33. 0
    A witless, stale and half-hearted rehash of cliches borrowed from the likes of "The Wedding Planner," "The Wedding Singer" and "Four Weddings and a Funeral," this pathetic, alleged comedy certainly wasn't improved by clueless direction by Clare Kilner.
User Score
5.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 28 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 6 out of 12
  1. Oct 14, 2014
    6
    Quite agreable romantic comedy. Yes , that's some revolutionnary scenario and we know the ending right at the 30 first seconds... But can beQuite agreable romantic comedy. Yes , that's some revolutionnary scenario and we know the ending right at the 30 first seconds... But can be really entertaining on rainy days. Full Review »
  2. SG
    Jul 26, 2006
    6
    Charming, light romantic comedy.