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Best Man Down (2012)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  3 October 2013 (USA)
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A newlywed couple cancels their honeymoon and returns to the snowy Midwest to make the funeral arrangements for their best man, who died unexpectedly after their ceremony.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
James Detmar ...
Uncle Willis
Aunt Helen
Claudia Wilkens ...
Lumpy's Mom
Sara Marsh ...
Corey Anderson ...
Cousin Neil


The best man at Scott (Long) and Kristin's (Weixler) Arizona destination wedding, Lumpy (Labine) is the life of the party, until a long, indulgent night leads to his untimely death. Forced to cancel their honeymoon and fly back to Minneapolis to arrange for his funeral, Scott and Kristin meet Ramsey (Timlin) and learn that Lumpy isn't quite who they thought he was. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for thematic material, drug content, some sexuality and brief language | See all certifications »

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3 October 2013 (USA)  »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)

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$60 (USA) (15 November 2013)


$1,842 (USA) (15 November 2013)

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Lumpy's Mom: I always felt bad my son never met anyone to love, someone to love him back. It's really good to know that I was wrong.
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References The Baby Whisperer, Vol. 1 (2001) See more »


Written by Matt Costa
Performed by Matt Costa
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Excellent and moving drama
9 October 2013 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

It never ceases to amaze us that so many of the "smaller" movies have more substance and interest than the so called blockbusters. Best Man Down is a fine example. Interesting from the start, and with a few different threads in the early stages which inevitably come together and make sense as the movie progresses. Very strong performances from all the cast, with a special mention to Addison Timlin in the pivotal role as Ramsey.

Set mainly in the fairly bleak backdrop of Minnesota, this movie is engaging and thoughtful with a satisfying and believable resolution.

This appears to be the first movie directed and written by Ted Koland, and I hope he does more.


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