The Groomsmen (2006)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Music  |  22 September 2006 (Spain)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Strip Club MC
Mr. B (as Arthur Nascarella)
Pops (as John O'Donohue)


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

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There's a difference between getting older and growing up. See more »


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

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Release Date:

22 September 2006 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

Die Freunde des Bräutigams  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


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 »


Jimbo: Fuck your fucking wedding!
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Ed Burns made a great picture about friendship and marriage
13 June 2006 | by (Omena, Michigan) – See all my reviews

I saw this film at the Waterfront Film Festival in Saugatuck, Michigan and I really enjoyed it. Directed and starring Edward Burns, this was actually an entertaining movie even though it had some of the clichéd things going in the story. Ed Burns is about to marry Brittany Murphy, and the film is about the last few days leading up to the wedding. The part drama part comedy did a good job of portraying longtime friendship and the troubles everyone goes through to keep their friendship together.

I really enjoyed the ensemble, and was actually surprised how good Matthew Lillard was in it. He still had some of his goofy quirks like his usual movie characters, but he acted like an adult in this film. John Leguizamo also did a nice job playing one of the friends that has a secret. Jay Mohr was really the comic part of the film, and I didn't mind, his scenes were funny and amusing.

Overall, Ed Burns made a great buddy picture. Though some of the storyline was pretty familiar, it was well executed and in the end was a lot of fun.

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