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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
Both Michael Rapaport (Brad Schorr) and Michael Vartan (Scott) did guest spots ended on Friends which starred David Schwimmer (Tom Thompson). See more »
The legal pad Tom scripts his phone call on is yellow in medium shot and white in the closeup inserts. See more »
[In restaurant, in front of Julie and her parents]
So, this is Julie! Why don't you tell her, Tom, what you did to your best friend's mother?
He wasn't my best friend. I hardly knew him!
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The tone of this film is really difficult to convey on paper. It manages to successfully capture the elusive appeal that David Schwimmer has from time to time; it's easy for his sad-sack personality to grow annoying and pathetic, but this script managed to walk that line. The scenes of embarrassment and shame never seem overdone or cheap, and serve the story well. I especially like the down-to-earth, realistic beauty that Gwyneth Paltrow always brings to a role; she never seems like a movie star playing a real person. Because of Schwimmer's brief tenure as a star with buzz, this was seen as a box office failure, but it was never the kind of movie likely to rake in huge bucks. For what it is, a small, thoughtful, offbeat romantic comedy, The Pallbearer is a winner.
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