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The Wedding Date

Kat Ellis (Debra Messing) is so desperate not to show up at her sister's wedding without a date that she hires a male escort (Dermont Mulroney) to pose as her boyfriend. Predictably, in this "something borrowed" script, her plan works like a charm on her family and herself -- despite her professed disgust for Nick's sex-for-hire occupation. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: D+
Violence: A-
Sexual Content: D+
Language: D
Drugs/Alcohol: C-
Theater Release: 03 Feb 2005
Video Release: 15 Aug 2005
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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How We Determine Our Grades

After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

What is the chance of meeting someone like Nick through a personal ad? How quickly does Kat’s relationship with Nick develop? Does her apparent desperation for a male companion play into the affair?

Although they are never discussed, what might be some consequences of purchased sex? Could Nick’s career choice cause some difficulties in a long-term relationship? How is the sex trade portrayed?

Forgiveness is meted out quickly in this film. Would it be so easy to forgive someone for betraying you? Is forgiveness used as a way to resolve the lack of consequences portrayed in the script?

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