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The Perfect Hero And The Perfect Line…

Sunday, November 27, 2005
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Last night, we watched The Wedding Date, starring Debra Messing and Dermot Mulroney.

I loved it. It was a total chick flick of course, but as a lover of all things romantic, it was right up my alley.

Basically, Kat (Deborah Messing) is anxious about attending her sister’s wedding (in London) because her ex-fiance, who dumped her after stringing her along for seven years, is going to be there. He’s the best man.

So Kat does what every single gal who wants her ex to feel very sorry for dumping her, would do. She hires a male escort to attend the wedding with her, as her date.

Debra Messing’s character was pretty much a reincarnation of Grace Adler from Will and Grace, but it’s a part that she plays well, so I don’t have a problem with her doing the Jennifer-Aniston-plays-Rachel-Green-from-Friends in-every-movie thing. Really.

The movie was pretty funny, and the most hilarious part had to be when Grace…. err, Kat, is trying to seduce Nick on her Dad’s boat after a drunken night out at her sister’s Bachelorette party. Take my word for it, you have to watch it, to appreciate it.

My favourite thing about this film was the hero, Nick. He was to die for. I didn’t think he was particularly good looking when we first see him, but I found that he got much better looking as the film went along.

I think that Dermot Mulroney played the part of Nick perfectly. He was charismatic and charming, somewhat broody, but in a really good, take-me-now-I’m-yours kinda way. He wasn’t arrogant, and he had a hot body. What more could you ask for in a hero? Happy sigh.

My favourite line in the film was the part where Grace… err Kat, says to Nick “I’ve been spilling my guts all weekend and I don’t know anything about you.”

Nick then replies:

“I’m allergic to fabric softener, and I majored in comparative literature at Brown. I hate anchovies and I think I’d miss you even if we’d never met.”

I think I’d miss you even if we’d never met… What an utterly romantic line, and delivered perfectly too. Ranks right up there with when Johnny Castle says to Frances Houseman, “Nobody puts Baby in a corner”. Happy sigh.

So, is there a particular line from a film, or book, past or present, that was particularly memorable for you?


  • Dakota Cassidy
    November 27
    1:46 am

    OMG–I blogged about this movie back in like Sept, I think. I LOVED it. I sobbed like a freakin’ toddler whose binky was stolen.

    I felt the very same way about Dermot too. Didn’t think much of him until that not-so-much of a kiss at the car. Whoa, baby 🙂

    Dakota 🙂


  • Anne
    November 27
    3:32 am

    I absolutely LOVED this movie Karen! I think he’s a cutie. And Deborah Messing is a riot. : )


  • Desiree Erotique
    November 27
    4:19 am

    I like Messing as an actress, Karen, so will probably have to rent it.

    Yes, there is particular line from a movie that’s always been memorable for me. The one from Addams Family Values, when Morticia says to Fester’s Barbie look-a-like, serial killer wife:
    “You have gone too far. You have married Fester, you have destroyed his spirit, you have taken him from us. All that I could forgive. But Debbie- pastels?”


  • Beverly Havlir
    November 27
    4:56 am

    Every time we go to rent a movie, I always think of getting this one. But with the hubby, if there aren’t any car chase scenes or major explosions, its a dud. But now you’ve convinced me to get it. I’m looking forward to seeing it, esp. Dermot Mulroney. Loved him way back in My Best Friend’s Wedding. Loved that movie as well.


  • Nicole
    November 27
    5:05 pm

    Hmmm…I won this in a magazine contest and it’s still in it’s wrapper. might have to actually watch it some time. Sounds cute. And I have a thing about guys named Nick….


  • Lisa
    November 27
    6:13 pm

    It was an excellent film, my favorite character was TJ, the crazy British cousin, she was a riot!


  • Lori
    November 28
    3:52 am

    I loved this movie too! Dermot Mulroney is soooo cute! He just has this way about him *sigh*. I think we can all relate to the situation, too, wanting to show the ex that we don’t care anymore and have moved on to waaaay better. I always wanted to read the book but never did because it’s in 1st person. I dislike 1st person for some reason…


  • Dawn
    November 28
    9:57 am

    I love romantic comedies, so I’ll have to rent this one. Thanks for the rec, Karen.


  • Dawn
    November 28
    10:20 am

    One of my fave romance movies is While You Were Sleeping and one of the best lines is where Lucy (Sandra Bullock) says “If you fit into my pants I think I’ll kill myself.”


  • Jennifer B.
    November 28
    8:04 pm

    Can’t remember a particular line, but the first time I fell in love watching a movie it was with Chevy Chase and Goldie Hawn in Foul Play. I was just a kid, but this was the very first ‘lose yourself in a movie romance’ moment for me. I’ve been falling in love at the movies and between the pages ever since.


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