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My Best Friend's Girl (2008)

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Tank faces the ultimate test of friendship when his best friend hires him to take his ex-girlfriend out on a lousy date in order to make her realize how great her former boyfriend is.

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Howard Deutch

Writer:

Jordan Cahan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dane Cook ... Tank
Kate Hudson ... Alexis
Alec Baldwin ... Professor Turner
Jason Biggs ... Dustin
Diora Baird ... Rachel
Lizzy Caplan ... Ami
Riki Lindhome ... Hilary
Mini Anden ... Lizzy
Hilary Pingle ... Claire
Nate Torrence ... Craig
Malcolm Barrett ... Dwalu
Taran Killam ... Josh
Faye Grant ... Merrilee
Richard Snee Richard Snee ... Brian
Amanda Brooks ... Carly
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Storyline

Dustin, an amiable guy, is in love with Alexis, a coworker. When she tells him she just wants to be friends, he hires his roommate Tank, a fast-talking, amoral scoundrel who has a side business: men whose women have dumped them hire Tank to take their ex-girlfriends out on the date from Hell, to drive the women back into their old boyfriends' arms. He takes out Alexis who, against her better judgment, decides she needs some randy fun, so Tank is in a quandary: take Alexis up on her offer, or stay true to his friend. More complications ensue as the wedding of Alexis's sister approaches. Tank seeks advice from his father, Dustin pursues Alexis, and questions of self-worth need answers. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

It's funny what love can make you do...

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language and sexual content throughout, including graphic dialogue and some nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 September 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bachelor No. 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,265,357, 21 September 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$19,219,250, 23 October 2008

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$41,622,502
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Runtime:

| (unrated)

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

For the scene in which Dane Cook grabs and squeezes Kate Hudson's butt, a "stunt butt" was used. See more »

Goofs

Claire and Lizzie throw Dustin and the babysitter out of the apartment. When they are in the elevator, Dustin's painted eyebrows become real eyebrows. See more »

Quotes

Professor Turner: She fucks like an epileptic at a strobe light convention.
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Alternate Versions

The UK DVD release in 2009 had all the cuts made to the cinema release waived and was consequently passed '18'. See more »

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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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99 Luftballons (99 Red Balloons)
Written by Uwe Fahrenkrog-Petersen (as Joern-Uwe Fahrenkroeg-Peterson) and Karlo Carges (as Carlo Karges)
Performed by Nena
Courtesy of Epic Records and SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT Germany (GmbH)
By Arrangement with SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT
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Hysterical and Raunchy
22 February 2009 | by marimbadaddySee all my reviews

My Best Friend's Girl is total brain candy, for those who enjoy cheap good 'ole fashion raunchy humor. Though there is nothing truly great about this movie (well, perhaps with the exception of Kate Hudson) it is a fun romp. Cook is extremely funny in this film as he adds his natural stand up like rhythm to the character. Alec Baldwin's performance is also excellent as the slick and sleazy father, who taught Tank how to manipulate women. His character is also way over the top.

My Best Friend's Girl is basically the antithesis of "Hitch": where Tank (Cook), is the man for hire; he takes women out on the worst date of their lives, with the intention to trick them into appreciating and reconnecting with their ex-boyfriend. Tank however meets his match when he's 'working' on Alexis (Hudson) and she is unmoved by his tactics, and he subsequently falls for her. There is excellent tension between the two main characters as well as between Cook's and Biggs' relationship, as Cook tries to hide his feelings from everyone, including himself. The film reaches it's climax in a hysterical montage of Tank utilizing his tactics at a wedding, where he goes way over the top with unacceptable and raunchy behavior.

This is not the movie for you if you hate raunchy bawdy humor, or if you are very religious and can't take a bit of humor against the church. If you can somewhat appreciate or at least tolerate it, once you make it through the first 10 minutes, it is pretty easy to continue. The climax ending is also as raunchy and over the top as the beginning, and may take some tolerance too. But the majority of the film is not completely offensive.

Highly recommended for fans of Superbad, the 40 Year Old Virgin, or the American Pie trilogy.


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