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The Best Man (2005)

A guy tries to help his best friend win the attention of the girl of his dreams.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Raphael Schwartz ...
Olly Aged 2
Jacob Moriarty ...
Olly Aged 10
Callum Williams ...
Murray Aged 10
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Murray
Steve John Shepherd ...
James
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Big-Time Publisher
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Tania
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Work Experience (as Mate Haumann)
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Dana
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Bus Driver
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Drunk
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Chris
Mike Kelly ...
Party Bore
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Mr. Barker
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Storyline

After Olly Pickering and his youth friend and dorm mate Murray graduate, Olly, a promising author, gets a contract and advance, which somehow kills his nerve, even about using urinals. Writer's block forces him to move into professionally successful Murray's Soho (London) spare room and take a crappy job as publishing research assistant. Asked as New York trip friend James's London wedding best man, Oly falls in love at the bachelor party. Alas the flirt turns out to be bride Sarah. Olly would graciously walk away, but sassy Murray keeps arranging, resourcefully, for them to meet and in the process gets on with her bitchy sister. Olly's moral reserve is reconsidered when James admits he isn't monogamous. Written by KGF Vissers

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

May the best man win.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

19 January 2006 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Best Man, Worst Friend  »

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Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Amy Smart is married to Carter Oosterhouse from HGTV. (2011) See more »

Quotes

Olly Pickering: I've been in love.
Sarah Marie Barker: You have? What was it like?
Olly Pickering: Some people say that the ground falls away beneath you but with me, it was as if I suddenly knew the ground was there, as though I could feel the entire planet right there beneath the soles of my feet.
Olly Pickering: Although I felt the same way when I went up the Empire State Building.
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Connections

References Captain America (1944) See more »

Soundtracks

Best Up 12
Written by James Barker & Tim Despic
Performed by Veneration Music
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Beware complete crap
31 August 2007 | by See all my reviews

I guess this is one of those joint productions where the American side insisted on some of their leads. So it came that you have American actors with really crappy British accents. Extemly annoying. I watched the movie for about 15 minutes. Funny thing is that some moron in the video store swore that the movie is incredible, that he watched it twice. He said: "It's an English movie, a comedy, you know how great they usually are". He's right, they usually are great but not this one. I'm going to the videostore right now to return it, I'm so excited about his film I'll beat the crap out of that guy if he's there. I just have to share my excitement with him.


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