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My Best Friend's Wedding (1997)

 -  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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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 Robert Krzanowski <stonedpsycho@homail.com>

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A comedy about finding your heart and losing your head. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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

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20 June 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La boda de mi mejor amigo  »

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$46,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

DEM 4,930,331 (Germany) (5 December 1997)

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DEM 37,081,010 (Germany) (30 January 1998)
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Dermot Mulroney was cast as Michael after Edward Burns turned down the role. See more »

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After Julianne set up Kimmy to discuss with Michael at dinner the proposition of working for her father, Michael becomes upset and Kimmy burst into tears running down her cheeks, move to their kiss where her face is completely dry, then she pulls away from the kiss and she has tears again. See more »

Quotes

Julianne Potter: I have a confession. Another confession. Besides that I - love you, this is even worse. The e-mail that Walter sent to your boss - I wrote that. I'm the bad guy.
Michael O'Neill: Are you crazy? Jules, are you - are you completely insane? I mean - I mean - Jules, how could you do that?
Julianne Potter: Michael, it wasn't supposed to get sent. I just - I just wanted you to get mad at Kimmy.
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Julianne Potter: God. I have done nothing but underhanded, despicable, not even terribly imaginative things since I got here.
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Julianne Potter: But I was ju - ...
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(You've Got) Personality
Written by Lloyd Price and Harold Logan
Performed by Lloyd Price
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By Arrangement with Universal Music Special Products
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"What would Lucy do in this situation?"
20 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Julia Roberts' considerable on screen charisma anchors MY BEST FRIEND'S WEDDING, a romantic comedy with a twist that may or may not have you cheering for our girl to come out on top. Roberts plays a food critic named Julianne who learns that her ex-boyfriend Michael (Dermot Mulroney) is getting married and he asks her to come to the wedding and be his "Best Man." Upon her arrival for the wedding festivities and meeting the bride-to-be, Kim (Cameron Diaz), Julianne decides that she wants Michael back and pulls out every dirty trick she can think of to break them up. This mission gets complicated when the fiancée asks Julianne to be her maid of honor. There are a lot of comic situations that arise from this premise, but it is a little unsettling as well because, deep down, we know that what Julianne is doing is wrong, but part of us wants her to win, whether we want to admit or not, because Roberts still manages to evoke our sympathies as Julianne especially when we learn that it is Julianne who broke off the relationship with Michael and that his new fiancée gives him everything that Julianne couldn't't...like the ability to be affectionate in public, but seeing Michael so happy ignites the Mr. Hyde in Julianne. She even asks her gay best friend, George (Rupert Everett) to pretend to be her fiancée to make Michael jealous. The scene where George tells Kim's family how he and Julianne met is hysterical. Whether or not Julianne succeeds in her mission should not be revealed here for those who haven't seen the film,but know that the film works for the most part thanks to some smart writing, a winning performance by Roberts and a scene-stealing turn by Everett as George. It's not PRETTY WOMAN, but if you accept that going in , it's a pleasant ride.


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