IFC Films Press Release: The Decoy Bride (DVD)

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    Alice Eve, David Tennant and Kelly Macdonald Head an All-Star Cast in the Charming,

    Windswept Romantic Comedy That Will Sweep Viewers Off Their Feet When It

    Comes to Blu-ray and DVD on June 26, 2012

    Cupid works in strange and sometimes very funny ways, as this charming … comedy makes clear.

    Neil Genzlinger, The New York Times

    Macdonald's performance is attractive and relaxed.”

    – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian (UK)


    A glamorous American movie star wants to keep the press away from her wedding, but the elaborate charade she devises could wind up ruining everything in the sweet and irresistible romantic comedy THE DECOY BRIDE, which will be released on high-definition Blu-ray and DVD from IFC Films and MPI Media Group on June 26, 2012, with SRPs, respectively, of $29.98 and $24.98.

    When the wedding plans of internationally famous Hollywood film star Lara (Alice Eve, Men in Black III, The Raven, Sex and the City 2) and English author James (David Tennant, Doctor Who, Fright Night) are sabotaged by a paparazzo, the couple decides to relocate the event to the remote Scottish island of Hegg.

    However, dilapidated buildings and greedy islanders are the least of the problems that the wedding party and their Hollywood entourage have to deal with, as Marco (Federico Castelluccio, The Sopranos), the ingenious paparazzo, tracks them down in his mission to photograph the celebrity wedding of the year. Lara and James decide to take even more drastic measures to ensure their privacy.

    They approach local girl Katie (Kelly Macdonald (Boardwalk Empire, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, the upcoming Anna Karenina) to have her act as a decoy bride to lure the press off the trail. Katie is in the dumps after a romantic setback and she needs the money, so she agrees to the oddball arrangement. But when poor Katie meets suave James, sparks fly, dresses get ruined and suddenly love gets complicated.

    Also featuring Michael Urie (Ugly Betty), Sally Phillips (Bridget Jones’s Diary) and a stunning, picture postcard setting, DECOY BRIDE is a charming romantic comedy about the pratfalls of finding true love. The Hollywood Reporter said, “Kelly Macdonald’s performance … brings humor and warmth to the movie.”

    About IFC Entertainment

    A leader in the independent film industry, IFC Entertainment consists of multiple brands that are devoted to bringing the best of specialty films to the largest possible audience: IFC Films, Festival Direct, IFC Productions, and the IFC Center. IFC Films is a leading distributor of independent film. Its unique day and date distribution model, ‘IFC In Theaters,’ makes independent films available to a national audience by releasing them simultaneously in theaters as well as on cable’s On Demand platform and through Pay-Per-View, reaching 50 million homes. ‘IFC Festival Direct’ features a wide selection of titles acquired from major international film festivals and offers them exclusively through Video on Demand. IFC Productions is a feature film production company that provides financing for select independent film projects. IFC Center is a three screen, state-of-the-art cinema with luxurious seating and HD digital and 35mm projection that shows art-house films in the heart of New York’s Greenwich Village. IFC Entertainment’s companies are subsidiaries of Rainbow Media Holdings LLC.

    About MPI Media Group

    The MPI Media Group is a leading producer, distributor and licensor of films, home entertainment, historical footage and more. Founded in 1976, Chicago-based MPI Media Group remains one of the largest independent entertainment companies producing and distributing a compelling slate of the world’s most respected cinema, documentaries, performances and television programs. MPI’s wholly owned subsidiaries include MPI Home Entertainment, Dark Sky Films, and the WPA Film Library. www.mpimediagroup.com

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    Street date: June 26, 2012

    Prebook: May 21, 2012

    SRP: $29.98 (Blu-ray), $24.98 (DVD)

    Running time: 89 minutes

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