A Double Date With Tate

Tia and Tamera in Double Wedding (2010)

With their grandparents renewing their wedding vows, twins Deanna (Tia Mowry-Hardrict) and Danielle (Tamera Mowry-Housley) are told that if they want to bring plus ones to the wedding they need to be steady partners and not just dates for the date. The trouble is that Deanna is a workaholic lawyer with an eye on a partnership whilst Danielle, a talented baker, has no trouble getting men she just doesn't want them staying around too long. So when thanks to her colleagues she meets Tate (O.T. Fagbenle), Deanna thinks he could be the one, except a few days later Tate meets Danielle and thinks she is Deanna meaning things get messy as no one realises who is dating who.

The clue is in the title, if you really needed any help in working out how this movie is going to play out. What am I on about? "Double Wedding" a TV movie featuring twins Tia and Tamera who find themselves dating the same man and unsurprisingly falling out over him. Now if I was in a bad mood I would be ready to rip this made for TV movie to shreds for being cheesy, unoriginal and obvious but let's be honest you see that it stars Tia and Tamera and you know this is going to be a cutesy romance. And as such "Double Wedding" whilst uninspired delivers cutesy, simple romance and drama which will amuse teens who enjoy a bit of fun romance and like its stars.

O.T. Fagbenle as Tate in Double Wedding (2010)

So as I said "Double Wedding" is uninspired, there is no hiding from the fact because the whole concept of one man finding himself dating twins by accident isn't new. It is also uninspired when it comes to the whole romance and humour of this situation as we have meet cutes, confusion and of course when the twins discover the truth some anger. To be honest the characters are also uninspired with one sister being a lawyer the other a baker, these are text book romantic comedy characters with nothing new about them.

But the thing is that whilst "Double Wedding" is a text book movie which serves up nothing new and a lot of cuteness it kind of works. It is simple to watch, semi pleasant and totally inoffensive which if what you want is just some feel good fun which won't tax your brain or over involve you it is ideal. In fact whilst with the casting of Tia and Tamera makes it a movie which for me is aimed at a younger generation the simplicity and easy going nature makes it an enjoyable diversion for any age.

Talking of Tia and Tamera well they do what they do, there is nothing bad about them but then there characters are flat and predictable they don't really grab you either. In fact O.T. Fagbenle as Tate grabs your attention because he has this vulnerability yet also a winning smile and confidence, it makes him interesting, well interesting compared to everyone else.

What this all boils down to is that "Double Wedding" is exactly what you expect, a cutesy little romantic drama with twins Tia and Tamera which offers up nothing new other than something easy to watch.

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