MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 1,385 this week

My Best Friend's Wife (2001)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  23 October 2001 (USA)
5.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.3/10 from 408 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 1 critic

Two friends are about to learn that they are "Grownups."

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

Sundance 2015

Watch our IMDb & AIV Sundance Studio Interviews with Keith Simanton

Related News

SXSW Film 2010 Announces Shorts, Panels
| Twitch

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 114 titles
created 11 Jan 2012
 
a list of 936 titles
created 10 Jun 2012
 
a list of 2463 titles
created 23 Feb 2013
 
a list of 1645 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 1068 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: My Best Friend's Wife (2001)

My Best Friend's Wife (2001) on IMDb 5.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of My Best Friend's Wife.
2 wins. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Three couples travel to a secluded cabin in an attempt to revitalize their lives through bizarre games of sexual dysfunction....and all heck breaks loose!

Director: Dylan Akio Smith
Stars: Arabella Bushnell, Ben Cotton, Brad Dryborough
Knots (2004)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A male-centric take on contemporary relationships, where three guy friends look for love and commitment.

Director: Greg Lombardo
Stars: Scott Cohen, John Stamos, Annabeth Gish
Documentary | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A documentary film about couples that swing.

Directors: Harry Gantz, Joe Gantz
4Some (2012)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Two middle-aged couples are linked by more than just a lifelong friendship. While relaxing on a Caribbean island, they get an unconventional idea to enrich and, as a result, complicate their sexual lives.

Director: Jan Hrebejk
Stars: Jirí Langmajer, Marika Sarah Procházková, Hynek Cermák
Kiss Me Again (2006)
Romance | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A married couple decides to test the boundaries of their relationship with a seductive Spanish woman. When an unlikely relationship ensues, all three are forced to rethink their definition of love.

Director: William Tyler Smith
Stars: Jeremy London, Katheryn Winnick, Elisa Donovan
Sealed with a Kiss (TV Movie 1999)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Bennett, who's engaged to his boss's daughter, just lost a major client for his company. When a letter meant for someone else is accidentally mailed to his home, Bennett tries to return it ... See full summary »

Director: Ron Lagomarsino
Stars: John Stamos, Annabeth Gish, Jane Sibbett
The Swappers (1970)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Six unconnected stories involving wife and husband swapping, or swinging, are described in a titillating way while analyzed by a pseudo psychologist.

Director: Derek Ford
Stars: James Donnelly, Larry Taylor, Valerie St. John
Post Coitum (1997)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

The end of an affair from the woman's point of view.

Director: Brigitte Roüan
Stars: Brigitte Roüan, Patrick Chesnais, Boris Terral
Oil on Water (2007)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A loving young creative couple, Max and Anna, experience inexplicable difficulties which tears their relationship apart.

Director: Matthews Pete
Stars: St. John Alexander, Tyler Bizzell, Greg Bright
2 + 2 (2012)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

When the fun of double dating begins to grow old, Richard and Bettina share a dirty little secret with their friends Diego and Emilia: They live a double life as swingers, and would love to share this practice with them.

Director: Diego Kaplan
Stars: Adrián Suar, Carla Peterson, Julieta Díaz
Jigyaasa (2006)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Story of an innocent girl who comes from a very poor family. She has dreams to become a super-star at any given cost. But little she knew was how bad she'll be exploited in the dark side of film world!

Director: Faisal Saif
Stars: Nassar Abdulla, Rakesh Bedi, Hrishitaa Bhatt
Urban Feel (1999)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

An estranged couple receives an unexpected visitor who throws everything in their family off balance.

Director: Jonathan Sagall
Stars: Dafna Rechter, Jonathan Sagall, Shmil Ben Ari
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Eric Meyer
...
Ami Meyer
...
Claire Richards
...
Chuck
...
Mrs. Epstein
...
Mr. Epstein
Paul Michael Valley ...
Cliff
...
Judy
Anthony LaMagna ...
Vinney
...
Jackson
Miss Bunny ...
Ruby (as Juliette Alexander)
Cameron Teitleman ...
Young Eric -
...
Young Steve
...
Claire's Friend #1
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Some people share Everything. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

23 October 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Grownups  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$250,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Many extras in the movie are Freehold residents. See more »

Quotes

Ami Meyer: [to Eric] If you really love me, you'll sleep with Claire.
See more »

Connections

References Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
2.5 stars
17 April 2002 | by (Silicon Valley, CA) – See all my reviews

Two childhood best friends grow up and are still best friends at age 30, but now are both married, one to his first girlfriend. Their lives have become far more boring than they would like, and what were once jokes about wife swapping begin to be taken seriously, first by the men and eventually by the women, as a last act of wildness before becoming grownups.

The comedy works fairly well, but the actors are not good enough to make the premise believable or to carry off the dramatic scenes. To the writers' credit, the complications that ensue are not simply the obvious ones. The film has high production values and it tied for the audience award at Cinequest (the San Jose, CA film festival) for best dramatic feature, so perhaps it has a chance of getting distribution. I saw it on 3/2/2002.


11 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
interesting topic..... TPO_Hisself
Discuss My Best Friend's Wife (2001) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?