As the result of a childhood wish, John Bennett's teddy bear, Ted, came to life and has been by John's side ever since - a friendship that's tested when Lori, John's girlfriend of four years, wants more from their relationship.
Dave is a married man with two kids and a loving wife , and Mitch is a single man who is at the prime of his sexual life. One fateful night while Mitch and Dave are peeing in a fountain when lightning strikes and they switch bodies.
David and Mia meet and fall in love during a holiday romance. After a week, David proposes and they plan to marry in a few days. David goes home to England and gets his three best friends to return with him to Australia for the wedding. Written by
I had the pleasure of screening this film in the US, and though it's obvious why others would compare this to The Hangover or Bridesmaids (especially considering Rebel Wilson as one of the co-stars), this movie stands in its own right.
A brief Q&A with the film's director, writer, and producers revealed that none of the inspiration for this film was derived from the blockbuster wedding movies, because they didn't exist yet when the script for A Few Best Men was written. Dean revealed the first draft was completed around 2006/2007, and knowing that all of these ideas were original (and/or based off of his friends) gives the film so much more meaning.
It's incredibly hokey, yes, but in a way that doesn't try to disguise itself. It had the entire audience roaring in laughter. My mom and I saw it together, and for something to make each of us laugh equally is really special.
It's really a breakout film for many of the stars (old and new), and I hope the US audience has a chance to appreciate it for what it's worth, and not judge it based on other movies that have had earlier distribution.
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