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A Very Merry Daughter of the Bride (2008)

A wedding planner looks to persuade her mother not to marry a man she's only known for a brief period of time, until an unexpected development forces her to re-examine her feelings.

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Leslie Hope

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Scott Eastlick (teleplay), Leslie Hope | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview:
JoAnna Garcia Swisher ... Roxanne (as Joanna Garcia)
Helen Shaver ... Rose
Kenneth Welsh ... Jack
Lucas Bryant ... Dylan
Chantal Perron ... Tish
Luke Perry ... Charlie
Lorette Clow ... Liz Sandor
James D. Hopkin James D. Hopkin ... Martin Sandor
Myrna Vallance ... Angry Bride
Heather Robertson Heather Robertson ... Becky
Jason Priestley ... William
Larry Austin Larry Austin ... Minister
Emily Talia Emily Talia ... Pregnant Bride
Christy Greene Christy Greene ... Jessica / Cute Short Bride
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Handsome, elegant gentleman Charlie arouses romantic interest with Roxanne when he walks into the wedding planner's shop which she runs with her widowed mother and best friend. Jack, whom Roxanne's ma presents as her groom after a short Paris holiday, instantly arouses mistrust and dislike. When he turns out to be Charlie's quasi-retired father, the unwilling siblings in-law to be decide to team up and prevent the inconvenient, whimsical wedding. But both men surprise Roxanne significantly. Meanwhile she neglects her second chance with former neighbor boy Dylan, now a reputable nature photographer, whom she unfairly blamed for leaving because of her dumb attitude years ago. Written by KGF Vissers

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Official Sites:

Lifetime TV

Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 December 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Daughter of the Bride See more »

Filming Locations:

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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CAD1,300,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Features Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990) alumni Luke Perry and Jason Priestley, but they don't share any scene together. Jason only makes a funny cameo at the beginning of the movie. See more »

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In the opening scenes, snow covers everything in town. When the church is shown, there is no snow. It is the only outdoor scene with no snow. See more »

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Cute and often funny
19 August 2010 | by vchimpanzeeSee all my reviews

Tish is getting married, for the fifth time, if only the groom will show up. Her wedding planners are her friend Roxanne and Roxanne's mother Rose. Rose started Cameo and Cufflink after the death of her husband, and Roxanne is experienced enough she could take over, if necessary.

Tish's wedding does not happen, though the food is there and the reception goes on as planned. Why waste everything? But Tish needs a job and a place to live. Roxanne provides both. She needs help while her mother is gone to Paris for new gowns, and one of the employees was recently let go. Roxanne and Tish running the place themselves is humorous but not disastrous. By the way, Tish may have met husband number six, who seems to be planning a wedding but is too confused to admit it and shows interest in Tish.

Rose comes home with more than gowns. She has met Jack, a wealthy business owner from Seattle (which is nowhere near wherever Rose lives now, by the way). And Jack asked her to marry him, and she said yes--and they want the ceremony to happen before Christmas.

Roxanne is upset for a number of reasons. Her mother hardly knows this man, for one thing, and Roxanne doesn't trust him. And Rose would move to Seattle, leaving Roxanne in charge of the business. Fortunately, Jack's son shows up and he wants to stop the wedding.

So what will happen? Will Rose and Jack go through with it? And what about Tish and her man? What about Roxanne and Jack's son? Wait ... Roxanne's old boyfriend is back. Will he end up with her instead?

This is mostly a comedy, but it is not pure comedy. It has plenty of dramatic moments, enough to make this a comedy-drama. On the other hand, the movie does make us laugh, with a mix of styles that includes physical comedy.

It's nothing that special, but this movie is enjoyable and fun. The acting performances and the writing are good enough for a TV-movie, which this is. Roxanne sure is pretty, and she wears a really hot dress at one of the weddings. I know Joanna from "Reba" and "Privileged", and she seems talented enough.

Although there are a couple of references to premarital sex, they are not explicit, and one scene only implies something happened. This may actually be clean enough for kids to watch. They'll think the couple was kissing or something.

I enjoyed it.


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