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My Best Friend's Wife (2001)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  23 October 2001 (USA)
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Two friends are about to learn that they are "Grownups."

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Cast

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Eric Meyer
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Ami Meyer
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Claire Richards
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Chuck
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Mrs. Epstein
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Mr. Epstein
Paul Michael Valley ...
Cliff
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Judy
Anthony LaMagna ...
Vinney
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Jackson
Miss Bunny ...
Ruby (as Juliette Alexander)
Cameron Teitleman ...
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Young Steve
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Claire's Friend #1
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The late '70s. Vietnam has ended. Watergate has come and gone. Women are burning their bras. The Fonz and Charlies Angels are everywhere. Teens are borrowing the family car to drive to Manhattan with hopes of being picked to enter Studio 54. It is a time of freedom. A time of experimentation. A time where all fantasies can come true - Unfortunately, it is no longer the '70s. How has the "excitement" of the 70's turned into the "blandness" of today? That is the question that plagues Steve Richards and Eric Meyer in the comedy "Grownups." Steve and Eric are average guys living average lives with their average wives in the small suburban town of Freehold, New Jersey. Having been born, raised, and schooled in the Garden State, they are now, in their early 30's, starting to realize that something is lacking in their lives. It's not that their lives are not turning out as expected - it's that they're turning out EXACTLY as expected. Both they and their wives Ami and Claire are dealing with ... Written by Mitch Galane and Doug Finelli

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Love, Marriage, Friendship, and Wife Swapping. See more »

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Rated R for language and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »
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23 October 2001 (USA)  »

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Grownups  »

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$250,000 (estimated)
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Shot in four weeks entirely on location. See more »

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Eric Meyer: [when accused of sitting while peeing] It's good for your prostate.
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References Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969) See more »

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Engaging but rough edges
9 April 2003 | by (Philadelphia, PA) – See all my reviews

Got a preview of this last night. Enjoyed it. Was definitely engaging and kept me wondering how it would pan out in the end. Acting was a bit uneven from some of the actors-- especially the wives. Their performances weren't very convincing. John Stamos did a fine job-- maybe b/c his character wasn't too far of a stretch??? Daniel London could have been a bit stronger... came across as whiny at times... and still couldn't believe that he and Stamos would have remained so tight after all that time... the connections between the couples didn't seem "close enough" for them to consider what they were considering.

Dialog was well written-- tho' a little stilted on delivery... definitely several laugh out loud moments. Extraneous characters were just that... very extraneous and didn't offer too much value (esp. the two guys from the office... what WERE they doing in this film???)... I know it's an independent film, but thought the editing was a bit chopping and the sound quality was just fair... still... with all that taken into account, it was a good flick-- thought provoking, stereotype reinforcing to some extent (good? bad?) and one that would DEFINITELY lead to some very lively discussion afterwards, esp. if you see it in mixed company (such as with your best friend and his/her hottie husband/wife).


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