The Decoy Bride
The Decoy Bride (2012)

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… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: March 9, 2012
DVD Release Date: June 26, 2012
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Critic Score: 23% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

Instead of working to clarify its high-concept contrivances, the romantic comedy "The Decoy Bride" jettisons logic and detail for silly-quirky rompiness.

Alison Willmore
AV Club

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.

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James Luxford
The National (UAE)

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.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

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.

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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice

Pernicious tripe suitable only for masochists and the intellectually disabled...

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James Plath
Movie Metropolis

"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.

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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times

Cupid works in strange and sometimes very funny ways, as this charming, nontaxing comedy directed by Sheree Folkson makes clear.

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Tom Huddleston
Time Out

The result is less a film, more a bland Britcom box-ticking exercise.

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Brian Orndorf

A woefully pedestrian effort, meant for background noise at a bridal shop, not a feature film that requires the purchase of a ticket.

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Flixster Audience Score: 50% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Premise is a bit thin, but cast are pleasant and I liked the island setting and the locals. I have to say, I would hate to live somewhere like that, though!… More
Walter M.
"The Decoy Bride" starts with a shell game to distract the press from the true setting of the wedding between movie star Lara Tyler(Alice Eve) and… More
Cynthia S.
Brainless, cute movie. Not too much depth, just a sweet enough movie to pass the time...
Dannielle Albert
Very cheesy, dorky romcom... but it saves itself by having a handful of really funny jokes.
Spencer S.
A film starring three seminally famous UK actors from the IFC film series, this romantic comedy actually has a bit of heart in places and features some very… More
Christopher Haskell
Stunted in its delivery, this British comedy mainly misses its mark. With a phoned-in performance from David Tennant, an over exuberant performance from Alice… More