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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 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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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 12 wins & 22 nominations. See more awards »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Scotty O'Neal (as Chris Masterson)
Raci Alexander ...
Jennifer Garrett ...
Kelleia Sheerin ...
Title Sequence Performer (as Kelly Sheerin)
Cassie Creasy ...


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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


It's about finding the love of your life. And deciding what to do about it. See more »


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

20 June 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La boda de mi mejor amigo  »

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Box Office


$46,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$126,805,112 (USA) (9 January 1998)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The scene where everyone gathers in a large room to watch Kimmy throw the bouquet was filmed at Cuneo Museum and Gardens in Vernon Hills, Illinois. The movie crew removed the large carpet from the floor and stored it someplace - it took the museum staff several months to find it again. See more »


At the start of the movie in the restaurant the wine glasses have very little in them. Throughout the scene they have the same (realistic) amount until George takes a sip from his, when it suddenly has a lot more. See more »


Julianne Potter: What I mean, when I say annoyingly perfect, is that there is nothing annoying about her perfection. It's vulnerable and endearing... and that is annoying as shit.
George Downes: Ahh... you like her...
Julianne Potter: If I didn't have to hate her, I'd adore her.
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Referenced in Otto - Der Katastrofenfilm (2000) See more »


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Written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David
Performed by Cameron Diaz (uncredited)
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7 July 1999 | by (Massachusetts) – See all my reviews

I'm sorry, but aside from Plan 9 from Outer Space, which had a certain innocent redemptive charm, this may be the most stupid movie I've ever seen. My boyfriend thought it was "cute," but only because he loves Julia Roberts; she reminds him of someone he's still half in love with, I think. Now, while I feel this way about Rupert Everett, even his elegance and charisma cannot salve the basic flaw of this film: that the main character is absolutely despicable, and that I cannot possibly spare a flying expletive for the fate of any of the other characters. I would have been able to just chalk all this up to yet another disappointing film viewing experience, except for the huge amount of money and talent expended in putting together this worthless stretch of plastic and the obscene commercial success it engendered. It's a true shame; or you could just say it's truly shameful. I understand wanting to like anything with a favorite actor involved in it. Likewise, I understand the pressures of coming up with something new, sure-shot, and original. Unfortunately, while this movie made a ton of money to justify its existence, a filmed revival of perhaps a Noel Coward play with the same cast and cost would have accomplished the same fiscal result with the felicitous side benefits that the end product would have been tasteful, intelligent, and genuinely witty, and that, for just a little longer, the shallow predilections of the producers and much of the American movie-going public (who just ate this up) might have remained unexposed.

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