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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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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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Box Office

Budget:

$46,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

DEM 37,081,010 (Germany) (30 January 1998)
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Julia Roberts hand-picked both Dermot Mulroney and Cameron Diaz for this film. See more »

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Kimmy is stated to be 20, yet orders an Amstel Light in the karaoke scene, even though this is forbidden by law to people younger than 21. See more »

Quotes

George Downes: The misery, the exquisite tragedy. The Susan Hayward of it all. I can just picture you there, sitting alone at your table in your lavender gown.
Julianne Potter: Did I tell you my gown was lavender?
George Downes: Hair swept up. Haven't touched your cake. Probably drumming your fingernails on the white linen tablecloth, the way you do when you're really feeling down. Perhaps looking at those nails thinking: 'God, I should have stopped in all my evil plotting to have that manicure, but it's too late now.
Julianne Potter: George, I didn't tell ...
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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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