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Best Man Down (2012)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  20 October 2012 (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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Lumpy
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Ramsey
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Gail
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Jaime
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Winston
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Priest
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Roger
James Detmar ...
Uncle Willis
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Lumpy's Mom
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Rick
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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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Rated PG-13 for thematic material, drug content, some sexuality and brief language | See all certifications »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)

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$60 (USA) (15 November 2013)

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$1,842 (USA) (15 November 2013)
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Ramsey: There are lot of moments in life and i didn't know Lumpy for very long.Most of you probably had more time with him than I did but,just because dying in a cactus was Lumpy's last moment doesn't mean it is the most important one. I love my friend and the moments we had. I love Lumpy.
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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.

Quality.


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