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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.

Director:

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 »

Parents Guide:

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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

Title is taken from The Cars hit song (featured in the film). See more »

Goofs

When Dustin and Tank leave Alexis' apartment, the door is closed, but no one is nearby to close it. See more »

Quotes

Hilary: You people are sinners!
Heavily Pierced Kid: You people should have thought about that nineteen years ago before you stopped my mother from going into that clinic! Have a blessed day.
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Alternate Versions

For the UK cinema release, the distributor wanted to remove 1 minute and 7 seconds of footage to make it containable at the '15' certificate instead of an uncut '18'. As a result, in this version we do not see a man's head between the buttocks of a lap-dancer, nor do we hear a man telling an adult joke to children nor a crude and explicit monologue about a sexual experience. One aggressive use of very strong language was also deleted. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Prom: A Teen Rite of Passage (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Tell Me You Will
Written by Leslie Mills and Chris Pelcer
Performed by Leslie Mills
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User Reviews

Give Me My Hour and a Half Back! Awful Even Compared to Other Dane Cook Movies!
21 September 2008 | by leighrousson2See all my reviews

This movie somehow pulls off being both incredibly vulgar yet completely boring and uninteresting at the same time. Basically it's obvious they decided that this trend of vulgar "romantic" comedies (i.e. American Pie) are bound to cash in so they'll just come up with a bunch of vulgar stuff, throw them together in a mixed bag of rail-thin "plot", add in a big name star (Kate Hudson, totally wasted in this) then spew out the result on movie screens and start counting money. Well this movie is going to flop big time, mark my words. When a movie is this bad it will not do well. Word of mouth is more important than I think studios realize, and this movie will not get much of that, if any at all. Advance reviews are atrocious and they should be. This abortion of a movie is one of the biggest wastes of an hour and a half I've ever experienced. Special mention to Dane Cook's completely hammy and painfully unfunny performance. He's trying so hard that it's sad, not delivering even one laugh, and the preview screening I saw was PACKED. It was noticeably silent throughout save for a few embarrassed giggles/immature teenagers laughing loudly at some of the pointless vulgar parts. Isn't Dane Cook's fifteen minutes up yet? He is one of the least funny "comedians" I've ever seen in a movie. Employee of the month was also a travesty.


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