Picture from The Wedding Date
Overall D+

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.

Violence A-
Sexual Content D+
Profanity D
Substance Use C-

Talk to your kids about…

The Wedding Date

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?