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The Pallbearer (1996)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 3 May 1996 (USA)
A young man's life is thrown into a loop when he is asked to be a pallbearer for the funeral of a classmate he doesn't remember, and his old high school crush temporarily returns to town.

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Tony Machine ...
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Chaos unfolds as Tom is roped into being a pallbearer (and delivering the eulogy!) by the mother of a recently deceased "friend" from high school that he just can't remember. In the meantime, an unrequited love from high school (NOT the dead guy's girlfriend) reappears in his life. Written by Anonymous

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A comedy about life-long crushes, mistaken identity and one really bad eulogy. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for some sexuality and language | See all certifications »
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3 May 1996 (USA)  »

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Amigo Desconhecido  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)
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Schwimmer was so busy filming the mock that he missed his Friends (1994) co-star Lisa Kudrow's wedding. See more »

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The legal pad Tom scripts his phone call on is yellow in medium shot and white in the closeup inserts. See more »

Quotes

Julie: I love this song.
Tom: Is that a signal?
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Referenced in Scream 3 (2000) See more »

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Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performed by Virgil Fox
Courtesy of RCA Victor Red Seal,
A Division of BMG Classics
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Nice Boy Nightmare
3 June 2007 | by (Seinäjoki, Finland) – See all my reviews

Pallbearer is a story about a guy who has not gained anything in his life and his future does not look promising either. Well, he is healthy and sane but incredibly unfortunate because he has probably been a too kind person: the life he was supposed to be living has slipped through his fingers. Turning now into latter part of his twenties he realizes that he's still a little boy and he should start doing something.

He will have a hopeless crush on a girl, and likewise a widow who has lost his son too will have a hopeless crush on him and that leads into a romance that is both tragic and comical. David Schwimmer makes a good performance as the guy who has to survive from many kinds of embarrassing situations, and Paltrow as the woman will do the standard Paltrow set. Nothing too surprising in the plot but the film is relatively good watching because of some well worked little scenes that faintly resemble Mr. Bean episodes.


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