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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.

Director:

P.J. Hogan

Writer:

Ronald Bass
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 12 wins & 23 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Julianne fell in love with her best friend the day he decided to marry someone else. 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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Trivia

In the movie Rupert Everett's characters name is George, but in the script he was originally called Digger. See more »

Goofs

Jules's cigarette length changes as she is smoking outside her hotel room on the floor. See more »

Quotes

Julianne Potter: You're going to humiliate me, aren't you?
George Downes: Only if I can.
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Explained: Monogamy (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

A Man and a Woman
(Un Homme et une Femme)
Music by Francis Lai
French lyrics by Pierre Barouh
English lyrics by Jerry Keller
Courtesy of Editions 23
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You'll either love this film or hate it!
31 October 2000 | by sue.pilgrimSee all my reviews

This is one of my favourite films of all time. There are so many occasions that you'll either adore or squirm at, which is why it is a love/hate film.

Diaz doing karaoke is hilarious, an entire restaurant singing Say A Little Prayer is entirely unbelievable, but still one of my favourite bits.

Rupert Everett steals the show for me. Right from when he meets Diaz for the first time in the church, the restaurant scene, & then the ending at the wedding reception, he just makes me smile.

I admit that there are a few moments to cringe at, like the Roberts e-mail incident, but the good bits certainly out-weigh the bad.

Take the movie at face value - it's just entertainment!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | Italian

Release Date:

20 June 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$38,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,678,377, 22 June 1997

Gross USA:

$127,120,029

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$299,288,605
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Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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