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My Best Friend's Wedding (1997)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 20 June 1997 (USA)
When a woman's long-time friend reveals 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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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 »

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Comedy | Drama | 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:

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

Gross:

$126,805,112 (USA) (9 January 1998)
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In the movie Rupert Everett's characters name is George, but in the script he was originally called Digger. See more »

Goofs

In Chicago, Lake Shore Drive is bordered by Lake Michigan on the east and the city on its west side. However, in more than one scene when driving on Lake Share Drive, the lake is either on the wrong side of the vehicle, or it keeps changing sides of the vehicle. See more »

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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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Remade as My Best Friend's Wedding (2016) See more »

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If You Wanna Be Happy
Written by Carmela Guida, Frank Guida, and Joseph Royster
Performed by Jimmy Soul
Courtesy of Frank Guida Productions, S.P.Q.R. Records
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Awful

I hated it. I couldn't even focus on the plot, the characters were nauseating. Roberts' is utterly selfish, her boy friend is quite lame, and his fiancée is such a pushover that I wanted to shout at her every time I watched her. Sorry, but I cannot see the fun in an hour and a half of Julia Roberts tripping with almost any object she had near.

I really hope that Hollywood will stop making movies with such awful stereotypical female characters. There are many movies with this male-driven kind of women who seem incapable of having a mind of their own. It would be great to see comedies with female characters that can be funny and smart at the same time.


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