The film indulges itself in beauty shots, not just of Mulroney, but also of the English countryside where the wedding takes place. The supporting cast includes English actors Peter Egan, Jeremy Sheffield, Jack Davenport and Sarah Parish doing their best Brit stuff, while Amy Adams and Holland Taylor hold up the American side of the bargain. There are the expected jokes about cricket and baseball and many obvious clothing placement plugs amid all the chat about sex and love and relationships.
Romantic comedy is a tough genre to pull off in this crass and explicit day and age. This movie gives it a perky try, but its formula, unlike its hired-for-the-occasion leading man, just isn't the right package. Starring Debra Messing and Dermont Mulroney. Directed by Clare Kilner. Written by Dana Fox. Produced by Nathalie Marciano, Michelle Chydzik Sowa, Jessica Bendinger and Paul Brooks. A Universal release. Romantic comedy. Rated PG-13 for sexual content including dialogue. Running time: 93 min