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My Best Friend's Wedding (1997)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  20 June 1997 (USA)
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When a woman's long-time friend says he's engaged, she realizes she loves him herself... and sets out to get him, with only days before the wedding.



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Michael and Julianne have been best friends for years - but they were never more than that - until he popped the question - to someone else. See more »


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 on appeal for one use of strong language and brief sex-related humor | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

20 June 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La boda de mi mejor amigo  »

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Box Office


$46,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$21,678,377 (USA) (20 June 1997)


DEM 37,081,010 (Germany) (30 January 1998)

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2.35 : 1
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Why Doesn't Julia Roberts Just Get Some Female Friends?
17 July 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

An unpleasant comedic vehicle for Julia Roberts about a woman who realizes too late that she's in love with her male best friend and decides to sabotage his engagement so she can have him for herself.

Roberts is game, but the movie is pretty bad. It makes the main character so sadistically unpleasant that not only do you not root for her and her buddy (played by an unappealing Dermot Mulroney) to get together, you hope bad things happen to her to punish her for her crimes. Not a great set up for the character with whom we're forced to spend most of the movie.

Cameron Diaz plays the fiancée as a perfect little blonde, and Rupert Everett plays Roberts' OTHER male best friend, this one gay, who looks bored to be in the movie.

Grade: C-

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