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A Few Best Men (2011)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | 26 January 2012 (Australia)
A groom and his three best men travel to the Australian outback for a wedding.

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After meeting and spending ten days together while on separate vacations in Tuvalu, twenty-somethings Londoner David Locking and Sydneysider Mia Ramme fall in love and decide to get married, the wedding to take place on the clifftop estate outside of Sydney of Mia's parents, Jim and Barbara Ramme, the former an Australian senator. The plan is for David to move to Australia after the wedding. But first, David, who has been away for six months, has to go home to tell his twenty year best mates Tom, Graham and Luke, who have been his family in the absence of having no blood relatives of his own. The four best friends are to arrive in Sydney the day before the wedding. Each of David's three "best men" have the potential to derail the festivities based on who they are and what they are currently going through in life. Luke is nursing a broken heart as his girlfriend Sarah broke up with him. He is not as much upset about the break-up as he is about the rumor, if true, of a fundamental ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Romance

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26 January 2012 (Australia)  »

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Budget:

AUD 14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,955,734 (Australia), 29 January 2012, Limited Release
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The picture premiered at the Mill Valley Film Festival in San Rafael, California on 14th October 2011. See more »

Quotes

Jim: So what do you do, Luke?
Luke: I fall in love with women who then shit on me from a great height.
Daphne: You shouldn't put them on a pedestal.
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Crazy Credits

After the end credits, a short piece showing what happened to the ball after it rolled off the edge of the cliff is shown See more »

Connections

References The Dark Knight (2008) See more »

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Rock n Roll (Part I & II)
Written by Gary Glitter (as Glitter)/Mike Leander (as Leander)
(c) Published by MCA Music
Administered by Universal Music Publishing Group
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Just don't!
8 February 2012 | by See all my reviews

This film isn't worth watching it for free. The characters were bland, especially the four main guys who apart from some small gimmicky characterization were practically written the same. The few secondary cast members suffered even greater.

The jokes led no where. It was almost like watching a 2 hour sketch show with mediocre jokes. Things like having one of the mains look like Hitler, or getting stuck wearing a a bondage mask etc., were built up and then given a one minute pay off and then forgotten about for the rest of the film. It felt like the filmmakers were constantly stuffing some set of events in my face and saying, "See... hilarious, right?"

To make things worse, the entire film seemed like a love letter to Australia, as if to squeeze every piece of Australian nostalgia and cultural icons they could.

Olivia Newton-John's character was the only one to have any form of comedy to actually have a pay off and carry through. I'm actually left wondering why any of the profile actors in this film would have taken the job apart from a pay check.

Australian Film Industry; one step forward, three steps back.


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