Before You Say ‘I Do’ (TV Movie 2009)

Before You Say ‘I Do’ (TV Movie 2009)

Released: 2009
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Genre
Director: Paul Fox
Starring: Lauren Holly, Jennifer Westfeldt, David Sutcliffe, ,
Run time: 87 min
IMDb: 6/10
Country: USA
Views: 150721


George Murray’s fiancée Jane Gardner gets cold feet after accepting his ring, terrorized by her first wedding with Doug, who cheated that very day with their wedding coordinator. After a car crash, George finds himself 10 years in the past, just days before Doug’s day. And before he and his colleague-friend Harvey Blinton are to be cheated out of a brilliant career in advertising by sleaze-bag Jack Harrington. However, every change to the past starts a whole series, not necessarily for the better.
Written by
KGF Vissers
User Reviews: This is a cute fantasy romantic comedy: the two leads are engaged, but she had such a horrid first marriage that she breaks it off. What can he do? He can get into a traffic accident which turns into a bit of time travel that zips him back ten years, three days before her first wedding. Can he manage to woo her and stop the wedding before she becomes unable to commit? Well, it’s a romcom, not a tragedy. That’s obvious from the first minute. You guess if things work out.

This movie is full of cute actors — Jennifer Westfeldt is quite charming and there are some very funny sequences (asked to make predictions for a newspaper column, David Sutcliffe comes up with Martha Stewart serving time in prison and is told "It has to be believable"). The movie is light and engaging.

But I have the feeling that the people behind this don’t get an important point of fantasy: the fantastic elements don’t replace the realistic elements, they reinforce them in a piece like this. And what we have here is a statement that the path to true love and commitment is …. via an impossible path. No, I’m sorry, but that’s not a message a movie like this should send. Especially not when it premieres on Valentine Day as this one did.

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