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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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Shelby's arms when she's arguing with Julian in the church after the wedding rehearsal. See more »

Quotes

Jordan Armstrong: So?
Mia Morgan: So... what?
Jordan Armstrong: So, what? Mia!
Mia Morgan: Jordan, good girls never tell.
Jordan Armstrong: Bitch, don't make me hurt you.
Mia Morgan: [Smirks] What?
Jordan Armstrong: [Glares at Mia]
Mia Morgan: What we shared was as sweet and as endearing as a forehead kiss. It was what I wanted. It was what I needed. He was a gentleman, and a friend, and I will always love him for that.
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Very well done.
27 October 1999 | by (Pittsburgh, PA) – See all my reviews

Verrrry nice. I think this is the first good black movie I have seen that didn't need to be but simply was. Well-known, medium-powered Black actors and actresses in a movie that didn't focus on the Black experience. The BEST part... the whole movie was done with thought-out class. The story wasn't about brothers from the 'hood trying to make it in the White Man's world or some racially-charged Spike Lee joint. Think of a great episode of the Cosby Show re-written for an adult audience, bearing a PG-13 rating and you know how you'll feel when you leave the theater. It's about time.


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