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The Best Man (2005)

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A guy tries to help his best friend win the attention of the girl of his dreams.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stuart Townsend ... Olly Pickering
Raphael Schwartz Raphael Schwartz ... Olly Aged 2
Jacob Collier ... Olly Aged 10 (as Jacob Moriarty)
Callum Williams Callum Williams ... Murray Aged 10
Seth Green ... Murray
Steve John Shepherd ... James
Simon Callow ... Big-Time Publisher
Jodhi May ... Tania
Máté Haumann ... Work Experience (as Mate Haumann)
Anna Chancellor ... Dana
Burn Gorman ... Bus Driver
Ian Hanmore ... Drunk
Raymond Coulthard ... Chris
Mike Kelly ... Party Bore
Philip Jackson ... Mr. Barker
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Storyline

After Olly Pickering and his youth friend and dorm mate Murray graduate, Olly, a promising author, gets a contract and advance, which somehow kills his nerve, even about using urinals. Writer's block forces him to move into professionally successful Murray's Soho (London) spare room and take a crappy job as publishing research assistant. Asked as New York trip friend James's London wedding best man, Oly falls in love at the bachelor party. Alas the flirt turns out to be bride Sarah. Olly would graciously walk away, but sassy Murray keeps arranging, resourcefully, for them to meet and in the process gets on with her bitchy sister. Olly's moral reserve is reconsidered when James admits he isn't monogamous. Written by KGF Vissers

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

May the best man win.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK | Hungary | Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 January 2006 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Best Man, Worst Friend See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$839,117
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Amy Smart is married to Carter Oosterhouse from HGTV. (2011) See more »

Quotes

Olly Pickering: I've been in love.
Sarah Marie Barker: You have? What was it like?
Olly Pickering: Some people say that the ground falls away beneath you but with me, it was as if I suddenly knew the ground was there, as though I could feel the entire planet right there beneath the soles of my feet.
Olly Pickering: Although I felt the same way when I went up the Empire State Building.
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Alternate Versions

For the German DVD release the aspect ratio was modified from 2,35:1 to 1,78:1. See more »

Connections

References Top Gun (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Vanishing Point
Written and Produced by James Edward Barker & Tim Despic
Performed by James Edward Barker & Tim Despic
©Veneration Music 2005
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Makes you want to fall in love
10 July 2006 | by carlarinaSee all my reviews

It's not a GREAT movie, but a good one nonetheless. Perfect for a relaxing weekend, with your partner or your best gal pals.

Most importantly, the plot was well-thought through and put together, unlike some romantic comedies which are utterly ridiculous and in which nothing gels.

The lead characters are extremely likable, especially Olly (Stuart Townsend) and Murray (Seth Green). You totally understand why Sarah (Amy Smart) would fall in love with him. He has his quirks (total klutz and a sorta "born-loser") but he has a really good heart. Murray is the best friend whom everyone should want to have. Someone who would do anything to make sure that his best friend gets what he rightly deserves.

One of those movies which gets you to believe in the traditional notions of love once again. To be faithful and truthful to the one you love, and to be willing to do anything to make him/her happy. And also, that being in love brings out the best in a person.


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