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The Best Man (1999)

R  |   |  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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$9,031,660 (USA) (22 October 1999)

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£106,418 (UK) (7 July 2000)
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Three cast members from "The Best Man" also appeared in "Love & Basketball" one year later in 2000. Sanaa Lathan, Regina Hall, and Monica Calhoun have parts in both movies. See more »

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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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Quentin: Nigga, I am a pimp, so my future looks mighty bright, thank you very much.
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References The Shining (1980) See more »

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Written by Chubb Rock (as Richard Simpson) & Howie Tee (as Howard Thompson)
Performed by Chubb Rock
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Malcolm D Lee's great start
19 November 2001 | by (Woodbridge,VA) – See all my reviews

The Best Man was one of my favorite films of 1999. The ensemble cast which includes Taye Diggs and the very sexy Nia Long are all good. The film reminds me of a urban The Big Chill which is cool. Morris Chestnut also makes a good return to film in this heartwarming film. I can't wait to see again and again.


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