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The Best Men (2007)

Not Rated | | Short, Drama | 14 June 2007 (USA)
The Best Men starring Michael Ellison, Jason Yarusi, and Anna Moore. Moments before his best friend's wedding, Peter gets one last chance to rekindle mutual feelings long suppressed, but not abandoned. Sometimes the perfect reminder of first love's passion ... See full summary »

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Michael Ellison ... Peter
Jason Yarusi ... Joe
... Sister
Virginia Thomas ... Mrs. Hartford
Triple Edwards ... Cater Waiter
... Bride
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Moments before his best friend's wedding, Peter gets one last chance to rekindle mutual feelings long suppressed, but not abandoned. Sometimes the perfect reminder of first love's passion is but a simple kiss from the best man. The Best Men explores a universal heartache that every individual has experienced - the feeling of having missed out on true love. Written by Tony Wei

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All the best men are gay, but some just need a good reminder.

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$2,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Forever Is Mine
Written by Jen Scaturro and Maryanne Marino.
Performed & Produced by Jen Scaturro. Maryanne Marino (vocals)
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Impressive portrayal of unspeakable emotions
19 September 2008 | by See all my reviews

This short film portrays the emotional turmoil of a man whose childhood friend and sweetheart is about to get married.

I am impressed by "The Best Men". Peter, the leading guy, goes through a rough time as Joe is about to get married. His feelings for Joe are subtly portrayed. In a blink and you will miss it hugging scene, Peter's longing for Joe is shown through his subtle facial expression. All the agony of "I love you but I can't tell you" makes viewers sad.

The production of this short is also good. It has great costumes, sets and background soundtrack. It could easily have been just lifted from a big budget production. Or the other way round, it could have easily been a decent full length film if it was expanded.


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