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A woman who, by a promise made years earlier, is supposed to marry her best friend in three weeks, even though she doesn't want to. When she finds out that he's marrying someone else, she becomes jealous and tries to break off the wedding. Written by
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I can't believe some of the negative comments I read from other
contributors reviewing this movie.
I own this movie on video and have seen it many times and have enjoyed
it each and every time. I think this is easily one of the best comedies
to come out of the 90s and I actually place it on my personal best
films ever list.
I can't see what people don't like about this movie.
First of all, these people who question how can they like a movie where
the main character is so rotten just cracks me up. First of all, it's a
movie people, it's not real life. Second of all, Julia Roberts'
character is not a rotten person. Her character simply gets wrapped up
in the moment and loses her judgment momentarily (it's a COMEDY
Near the end of the movie her best friend played by Rupert Everett even
asks her if she's sure she's acting out of love or out of some desire
to win. I think the movie clearly shows that Julia's character and her
long time friend and one time boyfriend played by Dermot Mulroney have
had a long and deep friendship and that there are certainly strong
feeling between the two. The fact that they made a pact years ago that
if both were unmarried by the time they turned 28 they would marry each
other underscores this. The movie plays itself out that Julia's
character has basically always re-assured herself that if she weren't
to find some knight in shining armor she would always have her old
boyfriend who she does love (just not in a romantic way anymore, though
she takes the length of the movie to realize this) to marry.
The movie is extremely well directed. The blocking (where the actors
stand in relation to the camera) and what is shown/revealed either to
the audience or to other characters is top notch.
The pacing is great with hardly a slowdown in the entire movie. Those
times the movie does lessen the pace for a moment are to showcase a
tender moment between Julia & Dermot. A particularly bittersweet scene
is when Julia & Dermot share an afternoon taking a cruise through
Chicago's downtown river. They share a song, a hug and look into each
other's eyes and we as the audience wait to see if they profess their
true love for each other, but the moment passes as they pass under a
bridge and into the shadows and we realize that moments are fleeting
and love can be fickle.
The music is awesome in the movie with so much of it throughout the
movie that the movie almost plays like a mini musical with various
songs being sung in parts by characters throughout the movie.
Rupert Everett is hysterical as the gay male friend and Dermot Mulroney
is totally underrated in his thankless role as the put-upon groom.
Cameron Diaz gives one of her best performances as the cute as a button
This is an outstanding example of what a mainstream, big Hollywood
studio movie can be.
Buy this movie. You'll enjoy it over and over for many years to come.
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