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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

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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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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:

$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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS

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

Kimmy is stated to be 20, yet orders an Amstel Light in the karaoke scene, even though this is forbidden by law to people younger than 21. See more »

Quotes

Julianne Potter: If he were feeling what I'm feeling then he would know how it feels.
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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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Soundtracks

Khvalitye Imya Gospodnye (Praise the Name of the Lord)
Written by Sergei Rachmaninoff
Performed by Dale Warland Singers, Dale Warland, conductor
Courtesy of American Choral Catalog, Ltd.
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A sweet film despite its dark side
29 March 2000 | by smatysiaSee all my reviews

The first time I saw this film, I was very impressed with Julia Roberts, she of the tousled red mane and wide smile, in a fairly demanding part that has her character doing bad things, yet keeping the sympathy of the audience. I just saw it again, and thought that the lovely Cameron Diaz was fantastic and nearly stole the show. This is at, its crux, a very sweet film, despite its dark side.


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