The Decoy Bride (12A)
Starring: David Tennant, Kelly Macdonald, Alice Eve
This romantic screwball comedy, set on the mythical Scottish island of Hegg, is clearly intended to evoke memories of Whisky Galore!, I Know Where I'm Going and even Local Hero.
Sadly, the visual magic simply isn't there (perhaps because the film was largely shot on the Isle of Man) and the sub-Ealing eccentricity of the locals seems just a little too forced. Kelly Macdonald is appealing as local lass Katie, a Bridget Jones-like mac-singleton returning to the island after her most recent relationship breaks up.
Here, she meets an arrogant author, James (David Tennant), who is trying to marry Hollywood star Lara Tyler (Alice Eve) away from the prying eyes of the world's media. Tennant does his best in a strangely written role requiring him to be supercilious and charming at the same time. It's a trick that even Cary Grant in his prime would have struggled to pull off.
A The film has amassed an estimated $28.7 million in its opening weekend
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