The Decoy Bride
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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… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 23%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Instead of working to clarify its high-concept contrivances, the romantic comedy "The Decoy Bride" jettisons logic and detail for silly-quirky rompiness."
‑ Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times
"It seems to agree with its gossip journalists that celebrities are an exotic alien species placed on earth to be gawked at, waited on by personal entourages, and mocked behind their backs for their odd enthusiasms and incomprehensible emotions."
‑ Alison Willmore, AV Club
"A wretched script and sloppy premise is saved from cinema hell by a charming pair of leads, but still, The Decoy Bride fails to raise anything more than a chuckle."
‑ James Luxford, The National
"Possibly the worst thing ever in world history."
‑ Matt Bochenski, Little White Lies
"A romcom you almost feel sorry for, like a wedding where half the guests drown."
‑ Tim Robey, Daily Telegraph
"A bland romantic comedy in the Richard Curtis style, The Decoy Bride is mainly notable for its proof, if any was needed after Boardwalk Empire, that Kelly Macdonald is a major talent."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"Pernicious tripe suitable only for masochists and the intellectually disabled..."
‑ Michael Atkinson, Village Voice
""The Decoy Bride" doesn't offer anything truly original, but as romantic comedies go it makes for a pleasant enough evening. And if you're like me, the scenery is a bonus."
‑ James Plath, Movie Metropolis
"It should have been called "I Know Where I'm Gurning"."
‑ Philip French, Observer [UK]
"It's indulgent, but Macdonald's performance is attractive and relaxed."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"Cupid works in strange and sometimes very funny ways, as this charming, nontaxing comedy directed by Sheree Folkson makes clear."
‑ Neil Genzlinger, New York Times
"The result is less a film, more a bland Britcom box-ticking exercise."
‑ Tom Huddleston, Time Out
"A woefully pedestrian effort, meant for background noise at a bridal shop, not a feature film that requires the purchase of a ticket."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
"The Scottish landscapes offer about the only highlight."
‑ Todd Jorgenson,
"The cast has charm, and some of lines raise a chuckle, but the story lacks pace, plausibility and surprise."
‑ Henry Fitzherbert, Daily Express
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