The Decoy Bride
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If a film is neither romantic nor funny, can it still be referred to as a rom-com? The Decoy Bride has all the trappings of the genre – likeable leads, great locations, cutesy soundtrack – but the absence of any on-screen chemistry or a memorable joke makes for an unsatisfying experience.
Kelly Macdonald plays Katie, a loveless Hebridean islander tapped to act as a paparazzi-distracting patsy at the wedding of Hollywood star Lara (Eve) and successful novelist James (Tennant). Following a series of unconvincing mishaps, Katie and James are thrown together – and the inevitable happens.
It’d be unfair to describe The Decoy Bride as actively bad, it’s simply forgettable: of the central cast, only Macdonald seems suited to the role, with Tennant in particular looking deeply uncomfortable as the raffish hack. The result is less a film, more a bland Britcom box-ticking exercise.By Time Out staff
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