Dermot Mulroney‘s been in a variety of films over the years, but it’s probably fair to say that most people think of him primarily as a romcom leading man. His best known works include The Wedding Date and My Best Friend’s Wedding, and he was even cast as the generically handsome star of Burn After Reading‘s film-within-a-film, Coming Up Daisy.

It seems appropriate, then, that his first foray into directing would be with yet another fluffy romantic comedy: IFC Films’ unimaginatively titled Love Wedding Marriage, starring Mandy Moore and an occasionally shirtless Kellan Lutz as a pair of newlyweds. Watch the trailer after the jump.

The movie centers around marriage counselor Ava (Moore), who learns shortly after her wedding to Charlie (Lutz) that her parents (Jane Seymour and James Brolin) are on the verge of divorce. There’s also some business with her discovering that her own marriage might not be quite as fairytale-perfect as she’d believed it to be, thanks to some meddling by Gerber (Michael Weston). Gossip Girl‘s Jessica Szohr also appears as Moore’s sister.

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The trailer looks every bit as generic as its title, which is a shame because the movie seems like it could’ve been so much more. Moore’s film career has been pretty low-key so far, but I’ve generally found her to be a warm, likable presence. And the premise is actually not a bad one — it could potentially lend itself to a genuinely interesting exploration of the difference between the myth and the reality of marriage.

Then again, I don’t know that it doesn’t. It’s possible that this is just a badly cut trailer. One thing that gives me hope is the fact that it’s being distributed by IFC Films. I can’t say they’ve never put out a dud, but they do seem to have more hits than misses. At any rate, it’s bound to be better than Moore’s last stab at cinematic matrimony, 2007′s License to Wed.

Love Wedding Marriage will be getting a limited release June 3, but if you simply can’t wait that long, it’ll be available on demand starting May 1.

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