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A groom (Ed Burns) and his four attendants wrestle with issues related to friendship and maturity a week before the big day.

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The story follows the misadventures and confusion of a groom (Ed Burns) and his four groomsmen the week before a wedding. Wrestling with issues of fatherhood, honesty and growing up, the five thirty-somethings discover their extended adolescence might be finally coming to a close. Written by CartmanKun@aol.com

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Rated R for pervasive language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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22 September 2006 (Spain)  »

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John Mahoney played the father of Edward Burns in this film, but all of his scenes were cut. However, you can catch a glimpse of him on the left during the wedding footage as the camera follows Edward Burns and Brittany Murphy out of the church. The deleted scenes can be found on the DVD bonus features. See more »

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When Mike and TC are tussling there is a pool cue that disappears and reappears on the right edge of the table; when they are finished and Paulie and TC are going to play, the cues are set differently than before. See more »

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Mike Sullivan: [to T.C] Gay pride! Woo-hoo!
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13 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film of male bonding and anxiety over relationships and marriage is familiar territory for writer/director Ed Burns. No, not just familiar territory - it's all he does! But, at the same time, Burns gives us characters who think and speak freely of plot conventions, and are also fun characters. These characters are somewhere between the guys you'd like to hang out with, and those annoying jackass friends you avoid like the plague.

The film isn't much of a departure from "Brothers McMullen," "She's The One," or even "Sidewalks of New York". But this movie is funnier and more touching than those 3 previous efforts.

I suppose Burns wanted to stick with the Long Island male bonding stuff till he got it right. Well, he got this one right. Time for him to move on and venture into new territory.

(one complaint: too many crane shots. Burns overuses the crane shot which only takes away from the effect or point of a crane shot)


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