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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:

My Best Friend's Wedding 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

Michael (Dermot Mulroney) often calls Julianne (Julia Roberts) by her nickname Jules, which coincidentally is her nickname in real life. See more »

Goofs

In the men's suit shop, Michael's left suit sleeve appears and disappears. See more »

Quotes

Mandy Newhouse: You guys ran out of here before the commotion happened!
Julianne Potter: Commotion?
Mandy Newhouse: Well! My sister was licking an ice sculpture and her tongue froze right to it.
Julianne Potter: And that's a commotion?
Mandy Newhouse: It's a sculpture of the DAVID!
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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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Referenced in La donna lupo (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Wishin' And Hopin'
Written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David
Produced and Performed by Ani Difranco
Courtesy of Righteous Babe Records
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Why Doesn't Julia Roberts Just Get Some Female Friends?
17 July 2009 | by evanston_dadSee all my reviews

An unpleasant comedic vehicle for Julia Roberts about a woman who realizes too late that she's in love with her male best friend and decides to sabotage his engagement so she can have him for herself.

Roberts is game, but the movie is pretty bad. It makes the main character so sadistically unpleasant that not only do you not root for her and her buddy (played by an unappealing Dermot Mulroney) to get together, you hope bad things happen to her to punish her for her crimes. Not a great set up for the character with whom we're forced to spend most of the movie.

Cameron Diaz plays the fiancée as a perfect little blonde, and Rupert Everett plays Roberts' OTHER male best friend, this one gay, who looks bored to be in the movie.

Grade: C-


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