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The Best Man (1997)
"Il testimone dello sposo" (original title)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  21 August 1998 (USA)
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Incredibly, the bride at the altar falls in love with the best man on first sight, and even though he makes efforts to avoid her infatuation with him, she is determined to annul her ... See full summary »

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Diego Abatantuono ...
Angelo Beliossi
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Francesca Babini
Dario Cantarelli ...
Edgardo Osti
Cinzia Mascoli ...
Peppina Campeggi
Valeria D'Obici ...
Olimpia Campeggi Babini
Mario Erpichini ...
Sisto Babini
Ada Maria Serra Zanetti
Ugo Conti ...
Marziano Beliossi
Nini Salerno ...
Sauro Ghinassi
Alessandra Chiti
Carmela Vincenti
Serena Bennato
Marcello Foschini
Barbara Orsani
Umberto Bortolani
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Incredibly, the bride at the altar falls in love with the best man on first sight, and even though he makes efforts to avoid her infatuation with him, she is determined to annul her marriage and marry the best man. And although she is able to dissolve her marriage, because she has never consummated it, the best man leaves... only to return to her many months later. Written by BOB STEBBINS <stebinsbob@aol.com>

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$8,815 (USA) (14 August 1998)

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$89,263 (USA) (11 September 1998)
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Luxurious and wholly engaging
27 December 1999 | by (Amherst, MA) – See all my reviews

Two of the three previous squibs here are negative. Ignore 'em. This film is delectable-- showed it to a roomful of old/young relatives Christmas night, and they all were delighted (while arguing with a pat ending). Huge cast-- more than 40 speaking characters, nearly all distinct and well-acted. Reminiscent of Visconti's THE LEOPARD, its art direction and costumes make for a lovely evocation of provincial Italy wedding, everyone in their best, on Dec. 31, 1899 (a good reason for rushing out to rent it right now). Most interesting as a compendium of folk rituals surrounding weddings in late nineteenth century, some familiar and a few bizarre. The film would be worth seeing for that alone-- but watch for the delicacy of the hero's interactions with the several women who pursue him, or the two beautiful group scenes over the wedding gifts.


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