The Seat Filler

The Seat Filler

Infobox Film
name=The Seat Filler

director=Nick Castle
writer= Mark Brown Duane Martin Tisha Campbell-Martin
starring=Duane Martin Kelly Rowland Melanie Brown DeRay Davis Shemar Moore Kyla Pratt Glynn Turman
exective producer(s)=Christine Crokos Michael LaFetra Jada Pinkett Smith Will Smith
cinematography=Suki Medencevic
editing=Patrick Kennedy Julia Wong| distributor=Magnolia Home Entertainment The Momentum Experience
released=July 20, 2005
runtime=90 minutes

"The Seat Filler" is a romance comedy movie released in 2004. It stars Kelly Rowland, Duane Martin, Melanie Brown, Kyla Pratt, and Shemar Moore.


Duane Martin (Deliver Us from Eva, Scream 2) stars as Derrick, a down-but-not-quite-out law student struggling to pay the bills and get his homework in on time. In order to earn some much needed cash, Derrick takes a cushy evening job as a "seat filler", which requires him to attend awards shows around Hollywood sitting in vacant chairs so that when the cameras show the audience, it is always full of happy applauding people. It's not allowed for the seat fillers to converse with the actual celebrities in attendance, but one day, Derrick strikes up a conversation with a burgeoning pop star named Jhnelle (Kelly Rowland, Freddy vs. Jason), an attractive and talented singer that is immediately drawn to him. She mistakes him for an industry big-shot, and the two soon begin dating, but despite her maintenance that she isn't above a relationship with an average Joe, Derrick is in too deep to back out of his assumed persona. Now that they have feelings for each other, Derrick tries to find some way to tell her who he really is in a way that she might accept, but an easy solution doesn't appear possible. []


Duane Martin - Derrick

Kelly Rowland - Jhnelle

DeRay Davis - E.J. (Derrick's Best Friend)

Patrick Fischler - (Jhnelle's Assistant)

Melanie Brown - Sandie (Jhnelle's Assistant/Best Friend)

Shemar Moore - Trent (Jhnelle's Boyfriend)

Kyla Pratt - Derrick's Sister

Glynn Turman - Derrick's Dad

Famous Cameos

Kenny Lattimore - Himself

Chanté Moore - Herself


The film has received mainly average reviews. Garnering a rating of 3/5 stars, Vince Leo of states that "While it isn't a must-see film by any means, never rising above a level of being merely pleasantly enjoyable, for those that enjoy romantic comedies, this one has enough moments of cleverness and natural charm to justify seeking out" [ [ The Seat Filler review (2004) Kelly Rowland - Qwipster's Movie Reviews ] ] Andy Dursin of The Aisle Seat gave the film 2.5/4 stars staying "This romantic comedy with an African-American cast was capably directed by Nick Castle (“The Last Starfighter”) and offers an appealing cast, with the two leads generating believable chemistry throughout" [ [ The Aisle Seat by Andy Dursin ] ] also gave the film 2.5/4 stars praising Rowland by stating the she "has what it takes to be a romantic comedy success, she is pretty, talented and be the girl next door or the sought after star. She also connects well with her fellow actors here providing a performance that the audience to become emotional invested with her character." [ [ The Seat Filler ] ]


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*imdb title|id=0379487|title=The Seat Filler

Navbox Musical artist
name = Kelly Rowland
title = Kelly Rowland
background = solo_singer

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list1 = nowrap begin"Simply Deep" (2002)·wrap "Ms. Kelly" (2007)

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list3 = "Separated"·wrap "Dilemma"·wrap "Une Femme En Prison"·wrap "Here We Go"

group4 = Filmography
list4 = "Freddy vs. Jason" (2003)·wrap "The Seat Filler" (2004)·wrap "Asterix at the Olympic Games" (2008)

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list5 = Simply Deeper European Tour

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