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The Groomsmen (2006)

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A groom (Ed Burns) and his four attendants wrestle with issues related to friendship and maturity a week before the big day.

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Edward Burns

Writer:

Edward Burns

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Edward Burns ... Paulie
Heather Burns ... Jules
John Leguizamo ... TC
Matthew Lillard ... Dez Howard
Donal Logue ... Jimbo
Jay Mohr ... Cousin Mike Sullivan
Brittany Murphy ... Sue
Shari Albert ... Tina Howard
Jessica Capshaw ... Jen
Spencer Fox ... Little Jack
Kevin Kash ... Strip Club MC
Amy Leonard ... Crystal
Arthur J. Nascarella ... Mr. B (as Arthur Nascarella)
John F. O'Donohue ... Pops (as John O'Donohue)
Joe Pistone ... Top Cat
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Storyline

The story follows the misadventures and confusion of a groom (Ed Burns) and his four groomsmen the week before a wedding. Wrestling with issues of fatherhood, honesty and growing up, the five thirty-somethings discover their extended adolescence might be finally coming to a close. Written by CartmanKun@aol.com

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There's a difference between getting older and growing up. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 September 2006 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Brudgomsnerver See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$128,585, 24 September 2006
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

John Mahoney played the father of Edward Burns in this film, but all of his scenes were cut. However, you can catch a glimpse of him on the left during the wedding footage as the camera follows Edward Burns and Brittany Murphy out of the church. The deleted scenes can be found on the DVD bonus features. See more »

Goofs

When Mike and TC are tussling there is a pool cue that disappears and reappears on the right edge of the table; when they are finished and Paulie and TC are going to play, the cues are set differently than before. See more »

Quotes

Mike Sullivan: [to T.C] Gay pride! Woo-hoo!
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Connections

References Little House on the Prairie (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

Be Good Johnny
Written by Greg Ham and Colin Hay
Performed by Men at Work
Published by EMI Blackwood Music, Inc. (BMI)
Courtesy of SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT (Australia)
By Arrangement with SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT
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Excellent story about family
3 June 2006 | by vicki-59See all my reviews

Fresh from the Seattle International Film Festival --

The Groomsmen is a poignant look at relationships and forgiveness; true friendship, spousal, sibling, parent-child, and ex's. It provides a great blend of comedy and drama to not be too heavy, yet stay truly thought provoking. At times the character development scenes were a bit long, but forgivable overall. The cast is amazing, you easily forget their previously roles and see them only as the lifelong friends that they portray in this movie. The soundtrack is an excellent trip back to the rock of the 80's with the likes of Loverboy and Eddie Money. I would recommend this movie to women and men alike. It has something for everybody!

Thank you, Matt, for visiting us in Seattle!


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