I now pronounce you: yourself and yourself. You may now kiss yourself. Wait, what??
There are TV movies with just about every storyline, but 10 years ago today, a film about a woman who marries herself was released on Lifetime, I Me Wed, and it was wonderful.
I Me Wed, starring the fiercely talented Erica Durance (Smallville for the win!) and Paul Popowich, is important because unlike most rom-coms, the lead female, Isabelle (Erica Durance), isn’t looking romance with a significant other, only with herself. She’s just looking for others to accept the fact that she loves herself and that that’s enough. She wants others to realize that loving yourself is something worth celebrating, which is why she decides to marry herself. As one does.
All of those reasons are why this film is something to be celebrated, especially today (July 29), its 10th anniversary! It’s time to celebrate Isabelle for showing the world via a rom-com that it’s good to be independent and self-sufficient. It’s good to not just drop her job or goals to find a man (as most of the women of TV rom-coms do, but that’s for another blog post). If love happens, great, if not, then it doesn’t.
Of course, the movie does have an HEA (happily ever after) for all aspects of Isabelle’s life: she marries herself, makes up with her best friend, and even happens to find love with a significant other, Colin (Paul Popowich) along the way. Not because she forced it, but because she let it happen.
To celebrate the movie’s momentous occasion, Millennial Hallmarker caught up with its gifted, brilliant and kind screenwriter Julie Sherman Wolfe (via email) about her inspiration for I Me Wed, her favorite scene, and her thoughts on the cast. Plus, she gives us all the lowdown on her upcoming Hallmark films.
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