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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

Writers:

Scott Eastlick (teleplay), Leslie Hope | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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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Storyline

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

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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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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Budget:

CAD1,300,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

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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Some fresh ideas
1 January 2019 | by Jackbv123See all my reviews

Stop-the-wedding has been done in a couple different ways, but it is not as overused as some tropes. This take on it also has at least a couple major differences from the others I've seen, but talking about them would be spoilers. Also this isn't the usual romance story nor it is heavily into the usual Christmas tropes.

JoAnna Garcia (Swisher) as Roxanne does a good job with her role. Unfortunately I didn't like either Dylan or Charlie from the beginning. Dylan needs to learn boundaries - he was a little too stalkerish and insensitive. But Rose, the mom, wasn't too sensitive either when she came home from Paris either. Charlie was creepy and secretive.

There were some funny moments, but there were a lot of depressing moments especially for Roxanne.

Overall, the story didn't get bogged down in any one direction and I'd lean towards a thumbs up.


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