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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Julianne Potter
... Michael O'Neal
... Kimberly Wallace
... George Downes
... Walter Wallace
... Joe O'Neal
... Samantha Newhouse
... Amanda Newhouse
... Isabelle Wallace
... Scotty O'Neal (as Chris Masterson)
Raci Alexander ... Title Sequence Performer
Jennifer Garrett ... Title Sequence Performer
... Title Sequence Performer (as Kelly Sheerin)
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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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It's about finding the love of your life. And deciding what to do about it. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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

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20 June 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La boda de mi mejor amigo  »

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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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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

Jules is sitting on the floor and leaning her back against the door with a cigarette in her left hand. When Michael suddenly opens the door she falls backward and, in the next shot of her flat on the floor, the cigarette is in her right hand. See more »

Quotes

Julianne Potter: I had the strangest dream. I dreamt that some psychopath was trying to break the two of you up. Luckily, I woke up and I see that the world is just as it should be. For my best friend has won the best woman. Um, I didn't buy you a gift. However, this is on loan until you two find your song. So...
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Connections

Referenced in Grosse Pointe: My Best Friend's Wedding (2001) 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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Awful
3 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

I hated it. I couldn't even focus on the plot, the characters were nauseating. Roberts' is utterly selfish, her boy friend is quite lame, and his fiancée is such a pushover that I wanted to shout at her every time I watched her. Sorry, but I cannot see the fun in an hour and a half of Julia Roberts tripping with almost any object she had near.

I really hope that Hollywood will stop making movies with such awful stereotypical female characters. There are many movies with this male-driven kind of women who seem incapable of having a mind of their own. It would be great to see comedies with female characters that can be funny and smart at the same time.


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