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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...

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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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Details

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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SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

At 22:15 into the movie Brad Garrett appears in an uncredited voice role as an angry caller. Dane Cook and Brad Garrett would later work together again in Planes (2013). See more »

Goofs

Towards the end of the movie when Tank catches up to Alekis in the park running, she takes out her headphones to see who is calling her name, once she realizes it is Tank she puts her headphones back in. In the next shot her headphones are hanging around her neck. See more »

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Tank: Yet, I am concerned that you've had a few too many drinks and now your fingers are in this bowl like it's one of your sorority sisters.
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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 Rocky (1976) See more »

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The Bubble Club
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Be no means a classic, but...
25 November 2008 | by jacob-noergaardSee all my reviews

I'm not particularly into Dane Cook. Got nothing against him, either.

Sure, the movie is somewhat clichéd and brings nothing new to the table, but while it might not be an instant classic, it does include some rather hilarious scenes.

My favourite scene must be the scene in "Cheesus Crust". Call me low-level, but that was funny as hell. I laughed like I hadn't laughed in ages. It was great.

Perhaps one of the factors that made me like the movie is the fact, that I can be somewhat of an asshole myself. Yeah, I recognized some of the actions from myself. Not that I'm proud of it.

Yes, many of the jokes aren't gonna make you burst out laughing and the whole romantic scheme is kinda yawn-inspiring, but it kept me entertained and my mug glued to the screen. And that's why I gave it a solid 7.


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