Recommended for ages 12 and over
Theatrical Release: 2/2/2008
Reviewer: Candice Moore
Writer: Karen McClellan
Producer: Ian McDougall
Director: Ron Oliver
Runtime: 120 min.
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Starring: Andrea Roth, Delta Burke
It's a literal race to the altar when a steamy romance novelist with a long line of torrid romances - and ex husbands - sets out to help a single bachelorette ditch her bridesmaid gowns once and for all in "Bridal Fever," a Hallmark Channel Original Movie premiering Saturday, February 2 (9/8c). Emmy® nominee Delta Burke ("Boston Legal") and Andrea Roth ("Rescue Me") star in the romantic comedy.
Gwen Green (Roth), an aspiring editor at Hearts Desire Publishing, is growing tired of being one of the only women left from her group of college friends not to be married. She and her friend Sandra (Melinda Deines) have tried every dating option in the book to no avail, until Gwen is assigned to work with Dahlia Marchand (Burke), a famous romance novelist who has begun writing her steamy memoirs, detailing - among other things - the parade of famous men who have fallen in love with her.
Soon, Dahlia takes Gwen under her wing and promises to find her a husband in just six months, quickly introducing her to Mark (Vincent Walsh), a handsome and successful bachelor. With everything moving so fast, Gwen has to decide if Mark is the right man for her, or if her perfect match may come from a more unlikely source. Making matters more difficult is the fact that Dahlia's memoirs read more like one of her novels and less like the honest tale of the 'woman behind the myth' that her fans are dying for. With time running out on her personal and professional deadlines, Gwen's head begins to spin, and it seems like everyone is catching "Bridal Fever!"
In this witty tale about the search for the right guy, Gwen, one of the last single girls out of her bunch of friends, starts the dating game in search of her soul mate. With the help of a famed author, she learns how finding the right one can be strenuous. The film is cutesy and has a lot of funny moments. The themes however, are a tad more mature as they have to do a lot with dating and divorce. Therefore we recommend the film for ages twelve and above and are happy to award it our Dove "Family-Approved" Seal.
Sex: Unmarried couples shown kissing in several scenes.
Drugs: Women drinking wine; adults shown drinking wine.
Nudity: Women shown wearing low cut tops and strapless dresses.
Other: Mature themes such as divorce and dating.