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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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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

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

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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 (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Julia Roberts and Dermot Mulroney would collaborate again in August: Osage County (2013) 16 years later. See more »

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During Title sequence, the lead Bridesmaid that is 'singing' messes up her words (toward the end of the song). You can see her quickly correct herself. See more »

Quotes

Kimmy Wallace: He's got you on a pedestal and me in his arms.
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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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I Say A Little Prayer
Written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David
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stupid, boring and somewhat overrated
4 November 1999 | by Goon-2See all my reviews

Or at least the performance of Rupert Everett as the utterly cliched and beyond pointless gay friend was. I remember things acting like he was "deprived" because he was no nominated for an Oscar for his work and why? All he did was spout a bunch of nonsensical lines, sing a song in a restaraunt and fall down for no appearant reason. Gee, how many actors can do that? About a thousand. And many can probably do a better job than he did.

And if this movie didn't have Rupert Everett being all pointless, it would have still gone on unaffected, but it would not have made me like it. A big waste of a free video rental coupon that I was stuck having to watch, the whole film was basically a chance for Julia Roberts to regain herself from a long string a flops. It was a hit, but it shouldn't have been. I've seen many better films than this, with it's dull and occasionally childish story of a Julianne(Roberts'), whose best friend Michael (the usually reliable Dermott Mulroney stuck with a wooden, charisma-free character if there ever was one) is getting married to the nauseating "twenty-year-old" Kimmy(Cameron Diaz, who is, well, quite nauseating and none too interesting herself), which makes her quite jealous. Roberts engages in a bunch of predictable schemes to get Kimmy away from Michael and everything goes just the way you would expect it to go.

And sprinkled in this tired script are childish, ridiculous scenes, such as Roberts and Diaz having a fight in a bathroom with overdone extra watching, characters called "The Slut Cousins"(did a child write this?), and, well, all of the supporting characters in this one are quite ridiculous. I'm not sure who wrote this, but they probably thought to themselves, "let's make a 'cute,' 'formulatic,' love story with a bunch of goofy characters and funny scenes. The entire film basically runs like somebody trying to do that. And not very successfully.


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