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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 »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Angelo Beliossi
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Francesca Babini
Dario Cantarelli ...
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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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On her wedding day she was very much in love. Unfortunately, not with the groom. See more »

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Rated PG for thematic elements | See all certifications »
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$8,815 (USA) (14 August 1998)

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$89,263 (USA) (11 September 1998)
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4 February 1999 | by (LA) – See all my reviews

On new year's eve 1899 a young woman is betrothed to marry a man she doesn't want to. The best man arrives on the scene an she falls instantly in love.

The art direction and costumes are beautiful in this period drama, but many of the tongue-in-cheek references are a bit jarring. For no reason characters say things like, "I wonder if we'll go to the moon in the next century" and "the 1900s will know no war.

As far as portrayal of women. It starts out as a woman trying to take control of her life and ends up depicting her as an obsessive, submissive nut who is convinced she married the best man at her wedding rather than the groom.


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