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The Best Man (1999)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  22 October 1999 (USA)
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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 »

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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 for the wedding) to hang out with Lance and other friends, including Jordan, his former almost-lover, now in media and privy to an advance copy of the book. The men discuss women, never facing their own double standard; Jordan wants to try again with Harper, at least for one night; and Harper fears that Lance will read his book and learn that the bride-to-be slept with him once to avenge Lance's many affairs. Can Harper mature before Lance kills him, Jordan seduces him, and he loses Robin? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for language and sexuality | See all certifications »
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$9,000,000 (estimated)

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£51,860 (UK) (30 June 2000)

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£106,418 (UK) (7 July 2000)
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Lance pushes Harper against the wall in the church and his suit alternately messed-up/straight between shots. See more »

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Jordan Armstrong: You are a family man. The press loves you. They're gonna be dying to see this!
Lance Sullivan: No, Jordan. This is not a media event. This is our wedding day. Can you understand that?
Jordan Armstrong: It's one camera...
Lance Sullivan: [frustrated] Jordan!
Jordan Armstrong: One!
Lance Sullivan: Jordan, some things are just sacred, like between a man and a woman? Oh, I'm sorry. You wouldn't know anything about that, now would you?
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The Best Of The Best
5 June 2009 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

THE BEST OF THE BEST This movie is fast becoming a classic. It was well written, acted and the cast was beautiful. Though the cast was of African American actors, this is movie for all ethnic backgrounds.It tells of a group of college friends that reunite for a wedding, but the wedding itself is not the story, its a semi-fictitious book written by one of the friends. Why is the book so paramount? Its actually a true account of events that had occurred between the friends when enrolled in college. The movie also gives an accurate depiction of quality of the up and coming African Americans in the entertainment industry. Everyone did a masterful job! I could not imagine anyone else playing in their roles. The directing was great and the ending was expected but moving. I cried!Terrance Howard should have been nominated for an award for best supporting actor. He made this film as realistic as your reunions with your families and friends. Don't miss this!


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