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Best Man Down (2012)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  20 October 2012 (USA)
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A newlywed couple cancels their honeymoon and returns to the snowy Midwest to make the funeral arrangements for their best man, who died unexpectedly after their ceremony.

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Lumpy
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Ramsey
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Gail
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Jaime
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Winston
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Priest
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Roger
James Detmar ...
Uncle Willis
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Aunt Helen
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Lumpy's Mom
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Rick
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The best man at Scott (Long) and Kristin's (Weixler) Arizona destination wedding, Lumpy (Labine) is the life of the party, until a long, indulgent night leads to his untimely death. Forced to cancel their honeymoon and fly back to Minneapolis to arrange for his funeral, Scott and Kristin meet Ramsey (Timlin) and learn that Lumpy isn't quite who they thought he was. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG-13 for thematic material, drug content, some sexuality and brief language | See all certifications »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)

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$60 (USA) (15 November 2013)

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$1,842 (USA) (15 November 2013)
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Ramsey: There are lot of moments in life and i didn't know Lumpy for very long.Most of you probably had more time with him than I did but,just because dying in a cactus was Lumpy's last moment doesn't mean it is the most important one. I love my friend and the moments we had. I love Lumpy.
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Well constructed character-driven Drama
9 October 2013 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

To me this is a really beautifully made Drama. The characters seem very authentic and relatable and the actors, especially Addison Timlin, are just terrific. I guess it's not spoiling, when the scenes are in the trailer, so: At the beginning, there is a wedding, Scott and Kristin are getting married and Scott's best friend "Lumpy" is his best man. He passes away on the wedding night, causing the newlyweds to take care of his funeral instead of going on their honeymoon. In order to organize the funeral, they contact Lumpy's College, Workplace and friends, and that is how they meet Ramsey, a smart girl from a broken family. As I said, the characters are very authentically constructed and they are also where the focus lies. Addison Timlin, as Ramsey, gives such a touching performance and the nonsexual lovestory between her and Lumpy is beautiful to watch. I recommend this movie to everyone who likes character-driven Dramas. The reason I gave it 8 and not 10 stars, is that the end is too quick and easy for me and not very realistic (without giving spoilers), it seems a little bit like a cop out to give this rather dark and deep movie about friendship and family a happy ending, but on the other hand, it makes it really viewer-friendy. I feel like with an 6,4 it is underrated.


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