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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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Storyline

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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Julianne fell in love with her best friend the day he decided to marry 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)  »

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La boda de mi mejor amigo  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$46,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,678,377, 22 June 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$127,120,029

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$172,168,576
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Laura Dern was also considered to play Kimberly. See more »

Goofs

Jules is sitting on the floor and leaning her back against the door with a cigarette in her left hand. When Michael suddenly opens the door she falls backward and, in the next shot of her flat on the floor, the cigarette is in her right hand. See more »

Quotes

Julianne Potter: If he were feeling what I'm feeling then he would know how it feels.
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Soundtracks

(You've Got) Personality
Written by Lloyd Price and Harold Logan
Performed by Lloyd Price
Courtesy of MCA Records
By Arrangement with Universal Music Special Products
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Say a little prayer for more movies like this one.
31 July 2001 | by See all my reviews

Julia Roberts gets a great opportunity to showcase her talent here, and she runs with it. Some of her physical comedy bits are reminiscent of Lucille Ball. She plays a character that could come off as a real jerk, but her natural charm and self-deprecating manner are endearing. She displays real acting chops, especially in the scenes on the tourboat and in the gazebo.

Cameron Diaz turns in a real star-making performance as a ditz who becomes a wildcat when threatened. Her acting in the karaoke bar is fearless and really establishes her character's personality.

Rupert Everett, is, well, fantastic. He acts as Roberts' conscience, and delivers some of the funniest lines in the whole film.

This is one of the most uproariously funny mainstream Hollywood movies to come along in a long while. The script is packed with zingers, and the cast makes the most of it. At the same time, it has some genuinely poignant moments. Don't let it pass you by.


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