• Publication date: September 27, 2009

Runaway Bride Runaway Bride

Ike Graham is blessed to write for one of the nation’s most prestigious ...

Ike Graham is blessed to write for one of the nation’s most prestigious newspapers, “USA Today.” Unfortunately, however, he is a notorious slacker who repeatedly submits his articles at the last minute. In his latest bout of procrastination he finds himself doodling ideas at a bar, but receives much needed inspiration from a fellow patron. Graham learns of Maggie Carpenter, a tabloid favorite who repeatedly agrees to marry a man, but then flees at the altar, each time capturing it on videotape for the country’s (and her family’s) strange amusement. Desperate for a story, Graham mixes facts about Carpenter with his own imagination – resulting in a story that appears, literally, unbelievable. After a complaint from Carpenter, Graham’s editors, one of whom is his ex-wife, decide to sack him. He is given a chance to redeem himself, however, by a magazine with a keen interest in Carpenter. To write a story based on fact, rather than fiction, the writer packs up and heads to Carpenter’s small town in Maryland.Once there he acquaints himself with Maggie’s family, her fiancé, and the woman herself. As one might expect, however, the journalist soon starts falling in love with his subject, and she might just feel the same way. Despite his feelings for Maggie, can Graham be foolish enough to believe he can change her ways? The picture’s well-rounded soundtrack features the likes of the Dixie Chicks, The Grateful Dead, Miles Davis, Eric Clapton, and many more. Roberts’ performance earned her both Kids’ Choice and MTV Movie Award nominations. This movie is rated PG for language and some suggestive dialogue.