6.3/10
342
11 user 14 critic

The Best Man (1997)

Il testimone dello sposo (original title)
PG | | Comedy, Drama | 21 August 1998 (USA)
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 »

Director:

Writer:

Reviews
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Best Man (1999)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Harper's autobiographical novel is almost out, his girlfriend Robin desires commitment, and he's best man at the wedding of Lance, a pro athlete. He goes to New York early (Robin will come ... See full summary »

Director: Malcolm D. Lee
Stars: Taye Diggs, Nia Long, Morris Chestnut
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

During a sunny Sicilian summer Tanino has a sweet and tender story with Sally, a young American tourist. But when summer is over, Sally flies back to the States forgetting Tanino and her ... See full summary »

Director: Paolo Virzì
Stars: Corrado Fortuna, Rachel McAdams, Frank Crudele
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A comedy set amid the glittering Christmas decorations of modern-day Rome. Actor Sandro Lanza is experiencing the most painful moment of his existence. After a suicide attempt, his three ... See full summary »

Director: Pupi Avati
Stars: Diego Abatantuono, Vanessa Incontrada, Violante Placido
The Best Man (2005)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A guy tries to help his best friend win the attention of the girl of his dreams.

Director: Stefan Schwartz
Stars: Stuart Townsend, Raphael Schwartz, Jacob Moriarty
The Best Man (1964)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The two front runners for their party's Presidential nomination, one principled and the other ruthless, vie for the ex-President's endorsement.

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner
Stars: Henry Fonda, Cliff Robertson, Edie Adams
Incantato (2003)
Drama | Romance | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Nello Balocchi, a 35-year-old teacher of Greek and Latin, is invited to Bologna by his father, the owner of the Papal tailor's shop in Rome. His father hopes Nello will find a soul mate in ... See full summary »

Director: Pupi Avati
Stars: Neri Marcorè, Vanessa Incontrada, Giancarlo Giannini
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Pupi Avati
Stars: Gianni Cavina, Valentina Cervi, Carlo Delle Piane
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

17 years after Regalo di Natale the same 5 players for a new challange. Who can trust who?

Director: Pupi Avati
Stars: Diego Abatantuono, Gianni Cavina, Carlo Delle Piane
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Director: Pupi Avati
Stars: Ugo Tognazzi, Diego Abatantuono, Massimo Bonetti
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A seminary student, Giacomo Vigetti, is convicted by the Papal State of seducing a young girl. He is forced to flee and takes refuge with an excommunicated priest. Unfortunately, the priest... See full summary »

Director: Pupi Avati
Stars: Carlo Cecchi, Stefano Dionisi, Arnaldo Ninchi
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Bologna, Italy, Pre-war scenario. Michele Casali's only teenage daughter, Giovanna Casali, poses a problem to him. Driven by jealousy, she has just killed her best friend. After a painful ... See full summary »

Director: Pupi Avati
Stars: Silvio Orlando, Francesca Neri, Ezio Greggio
The Best Man I (TV Movie 2006)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

After painter Michael 'Mike' Sheldrake's failed suicide attempt, house-mate and life-long best friend Peter Tremaine, an antiques shop owner, reminisces their common past, like Mike does in... See full summary »

Director: Alex Pillai
Stars: Richard Coyle, Keeley Hawes, Toby Stephens
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Diego Abatantuono ...
Angelo Beliossi
...
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
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A tale of uncontrollable passion and undeniable love. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

21 August 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Best Man  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$89,263 (USA) (11 September 1998)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Featured in The 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1998) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

a wonderful film
25 April 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

the two negative comments widely miss the mark on this movie , and show why Italian cinema is so much more appealing , often , that ideologically-drenched politically-correct dumbed down American movies often enough these days.

first , the film showed a certain epoque as it was , and as such no reason to portray a character confirming with today's poliical correctness. as far as the dialogue which revealed both subtle individual and societal personalties and trends , they were much deeper than the previous poster recognized. second, the wishes for the turn of the century are reflected in literature and newspapers of the period, my grandparents often commented on this - and the tragedies of the 20th century were quite at odds with what Europeans in the West thought progress would bring.

Last, the final scene in the movie by itself is worth the whole film, romantic and touching . definitely Ines Sastre's finest moment in her career in my opinion. Having lived in the "old" Italy of the 1960's much in this film hit a chord. A wonderful movie, and thank god no American political correctness !


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
A Camp Romance--Interestin g,Stylish,Quite Seducing,Seasoned And Spicy,.. Cristi_Ciopron
Discuss The Best Man (1997) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?