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The Next Best Thing (2000)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  3 March 2000 (USA)
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Abbie, tired of failed relationships, has a one-night-stand with her gay friend; they agree to raise the resulting baby together.

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A comedy-drama about best friends - one a straight woman, Abbie, the other a gay man, Robert - who decide to have a child together. Five years later, Abbie falls in love with a straight man and wants to move away with her and Robert's little boy Sam, and a nasty custody battle ensues. Written by TexGuy <madonnafan@webtv.net>

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Best friends make the best mistakes. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements, sexual content, partial nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£280,386 (UK) (23 June 2000)

Gross:

£662,413 (UK) (7 July 2000)
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Rupert Everett's own black Labrador Moise appears as the family pet See more »

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In the end credits, Illeana Douglas is named "Elizabeth Ryder", but her character's name plate on the desk visible in the movie reads "Caroline Ryder". See more »

Quotes

Sam: Daddy, are you a 'faggot'?
Robert: Where did you hear that word?
Sam: Kyle told it to me
Robert: And did Kyle tell you what it means?
Sam: Yes.
Robert: Well, what does it mean?
Sam: It's when two boys kiss and they go to the opera.
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Referenced in The Sweetest Thing (2002) See more »

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Forever And Always
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Music by Gabriel Yared
Performed by Gabriel Yared
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Exceeded my expectations.
7 September 2001 | by (MN, USA) – See all my reviews

I'm with songman018. I give it an 8 rather than a 10, but I agree with everything he said about it. I'm shocked at how poorly this has rated among IMDB members. I would've read some other comments to get a feel for why the average rating is below 5, but I don't want to blow my image of either the movie, or get disappointed in the people that viewed it. I thought that it was an incredibly appealing and sensitive film and that all of the actors within were amazing. I don't think I can say much more about it that songman didn't already cover for me. I'm very pleased to see that someone else enjoyed it as much as I did. Watch with an open mind and heart.


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