Now here’s an original idea: Attractive wedding planner meets Mr. Right, but he’s already engaged — and our heroine is hired to mount that couple’s imminent ceremony. Throw in not one but two de rigueur Gay Best Friends, and “The Big Day” has paid the sincerest form of flattery to half the Hollywood romantic comedies of recent years. Its very modesty does make this Danish trifle a tad less plastic than most inspirational sources, including J-Lo’s “Wedding Planner.” Euro tube sales should be healthy.
Anne (Louise Mieritz) has started a wedding planning biz with happily flaming designer Lars (Christian Tafdrup) and grumpy accountant Jesper (Henrik Pip). Hoping to make a big public splash, they land upcoming event that will marry TV chat hosts Anders (Nikolaj Steen) and Signe (Trine Dyrholm). Instant attraction between Anne and Anders is complicated even further by her planned nuptials with boring b.f. Simon (Martin Brygmann). On pic’s minus side are blatant product placements, dopey moments, and the weird insistence that Jesper is in self-denial because he doesn’t act “stereotypically gay” enough. But agreeable perfs and some refreshing late deviations from narrative formula provide pleasant compensation.