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The Best Man (1997)

Il testimone dello sposo (original title)
PG | | Comedy, Drama | 21 August 1998 (USA)
Incredibly, the bride at the altar falls in love with the best man on first sight, and even though he makes efforts to avoid her infatuation with him, she is determined to annul her ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Carmela Vincenti
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Marcello Foschini
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Incredibly, the bride at the altar falls in love with the best man on first sight, and even though he makes efforts to avoid her infatuation with him, she is determined to annul her marriage and marry the best man. And although she is able to dissolve her marriage, because she has never consummated it, the best man leaves... only to return to her many months later. Written by BOB STEBBINS <stebinsbob@aol.com>

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A tale of uncontrollable passion and undeniable love. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated PG for thematic elements | See all certifications »
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Opening Weekend USA:

$8,815, 16 August 1998, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$89,263, 13 September 1998
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A Beautiful film
22 January 2002 | by See all my reviews

The Italian film, the Best Man, is very well acted and believable about the Bride who falls in love with her husband's brother who is older and an American success. I found the movie to be well-paced and well-acted and believable. I enjoyed this film very much and do recommend it as a change from other films. Maybe it's because I have been fascinated by the beauty of Italy and the Italian language all of a sudden. I love Italian movies including this one. It shows another time in Italian life where family and tradition was still important including having a large family. That's all changed in contemporary Italy, people still get married and maybe live together without raising an eyebrow. They have smaller families maybe just one child much less two or more as it has even in New Jersey. Families are smaller and everybody is so involved in themselves. It doesn't help that the long working days in the rural fields have been replaced by a cubicle and an office. But that's what I miss about the old world of Italy, it's charm and eternalness.


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