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My Best Friend's Wedding (1997)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 20 June 1997 (USA)
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When a woman's long-time friend reveals he's engaged, she realizes she loves him herself and sets out to get him, with only days before the wedding.

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P.J. Hogan

Writer:

Ronald Bass
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Julia Roberts ... Julianne Potter
Dermot Mulroney ... Michael O'Neal
Cameron Diaz ... Kimberly Wallace
Rupert Everett ... George Downes
Philip Bosco ... Walter Wallace
M. Emmet Walsh ... Joe O'Neal
Rachel Griffiths ... Samantha Newhouse
Carrie Preston ... Amanda Newhouse
Susan Sullivan ... Isabelle Wallace
Christopher Masterson ... Scotty O'Neal (as Chris Masterson)
Raci Alexander Raci Alexander ... Title Sequence Performer
Jennifer Garrett Jennifer Garrett ... Title Sequence Performer
Kelleia Sheerin ... Title Sequence Performer (as Kelly Sheerin)
Bree Turner ... Title Sequence Performer
Cassie Creasy Cassie Creasy ... Flower Girl
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Storyline

A woman who, by a promise made years earlier, is supposed to marry her best friend in three weeks, even though she doesn't want to. When she finds out that he's marrying someone else, she becomes jealous and tries to break off the wedding. Written by Robert Krzanowski <stonedpsycho@homail.com>

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A comedy about finding your heart and losing your head. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 on appeal for one use of strong language and brief sex-related humor | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | Italian

Release Date:

20 June 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La boda de mi mejor amigo See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$46,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,678,377, 22 June 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$127,120,029

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$172,168,576
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Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Calista Flockhart turned down the roles of Julianne and Kimberly. See more »

Goofs

Charlie Trotter plays himself in the movie. He is a Chicago chef and, at the time of the movie, had no restaurants other than his signature restaurant in Chicago. Jules reviews his New York restaurant; presumably, he was either hired away by a new fictional restaurant in New York or has opened a fictional branch of his Chicago restaurant there. See more »

Quotes

Michael O'Neill: [pointing to his dad] And Julianne this guy you know.
Julianne Potter: [kisses Joe on the cheek] Papa Joe.
Joe O'Neal: I told him he should make you his best man darling but had to go with his baby brother.
[ruffles his youngest son Scotty's head]
Joe O'Neal: .
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Alternate Versions

UK cinema version removes all profanity and inserts inoffensive replacements, most notably in the scene where Julianne explains tells Michael that George came from New York to f*** her. See more »

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Featured in Diana King: Say a Little Prayer (1997) See more »

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The Way You Look Tonight
Written by Dorothy Fields and Jerome Kern
Performed by Tony Bennett
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Ugh
7 July 1999 | by saraartsSee all my reviews

I'm sorry, but aside from Plan 9 from Outer Space, which had a certain innocent redemptive charm, this may be the most stupid movie I've ever seen. My boyfriend thought it was "cute," but only because he loves Julia Roberts; she reminds him of someone he's still half in love with, I think. Now, while I feel this way about Rupert Everett, even his elegance and charisma cannot salve the basic flaw of this film: that the main character is absolutely despicable, and that I cannot possibly spare a flying expletive for the fate of any of the other characters. I would have been able to just chalk all this up to yet another disappointing film viewing experience, except for the huge amount of money and talent expended in putting together this worthless stretch of plastic and the obscene commercial success it engendered. It's a true shame; or you could just say it's truly shameful. I understand wanting to like anything with a favorite actor involved in it. Likewise, I understand the pressures of coming up with something new, sure-shot, and original. Unfortunately, while this movie made a ton of money to justify its existence, a filmed revival of perhaps a Noel Coward play with the same cast and cost would have accomplished the same fiscal result with the felicitous side benefits that the end product would have been tasteful, intelligent, and genuinely witty, and that, for just a little longer, the shallow predilections of the producers and much of the American movie-going public (who just ate this up) might have remained unexposed.


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