5.7/10
12,695
42 user 72 critic

A Few Best Men (2011)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | 26 January 2012 (Australia)
A groom and his three best men travel to the Australian outback for a wedding.

Director:

Stephan Elliott

Writer:

Dean Craig
Reviews
2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Laura Brent ... Mia Ramme
Xavier Samuel ... David Locking
Kris Marshall ... Tom
Kevin Bishop ... Graham Vincent
Tim Draxl Tim Draxl ... Luke
Solveig Walking Solveig Walking ... Coconut Mist Girl
David Sullivan David Sullivan ... Airport VIP Security
Elizabeth Debicki ... Maureen
Olivia Newton-John ... Barbara Ramme
Rebel Wilson ... Daphne Ramme
Jonathan Biggins ... Jim Ramme
Oliver Torr Oliver Torr ... Kal
Steve Le Marquand ... Ray
Angela Bishop ... Channel Ten Reporter
Alan Cinis ... Eddie Marshall
Edit

Storyline

After meeting and spending ten days together while on separate vacations in Tuvalu, twenty-somethings Londoner David Locking and Sydneysider Mia Ramme fall in love and decide to get married, the wedding to take place on the clifftop estate outside of Sydney of Mia's parents, Jim and Barbara Ramme, the former an Australian senator. The plan is for David to move to Australia after the wedding. But first, David, who has been away for six months, has to go home to tell his twenty year best mates Tom, Graham and Luke, who have been his family in the absence of having no blood relatives of his own. The four best friends are to arrive in Sydney the day before the wedding. Each of David's three "best men" have the potential to derail the festivities based on who they are and what they are currently going through in life. Luke is nursing a broken heart as his girlfriend Sarah broke up with him. He is not as much upset about the break-up as he is about the rumor, if true, of a fundamental ... Written by Huggo

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Keep your friends close, but don't invite them to your wedding. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

At the wedding Olivia Newton-John sings the disco hit "YMCA" by The Village People. The song appeared in their movie Can't Stop the Music (1980), which was released the same year as Newton-John's disco movie Xanadu (1980). See more »

Quotes

Jim: So what do you do, Luke?
Luke: I fall in love with women who then shit on me from a great height.
Daphne: You shouldn't put them on a pedestal.
See more »

Crazy Credits

After the end credits, a short piece showing what happened to the ball after it rolled off the edge of the cliff is shown See more »

Connections

Referenced in A Few Less Men (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Freeze Frame
Written by Seth Justman (as Justman)/Peter Wolf (as Wolf)
(c) Published by Rondor Music
Administered by Universal Music Publishing Group
See more »

User Reviews

 
Gags are hit and miss, but decent popcorn flick nevertheless.
19 January 2012 | by Troy_CampbellSee all my reviews

Billed as the "Aussie Hangover", this surprisingly crude comedy is more hit-and-miss than its American counterpart. There's certainly no shortage of gags – the humour comes fast and loose with both verbal wittiness and gross-out physical stunts – but plot predictability and some truly dreadful acting gradually diminish the movie's success. Whilst no-one from the cast really soars, new kid on the block Xavier Samuel (The Loved Ones, Anonymous, New Moon) acquits himself nicely as the love-struck protagonist and Love Actually's Kris Marshall is consistently funny as his immature pommy groomsman. On the flipside: Olivia Newton-John overplays her wild-child mother-in-law to the point of embarrassment, Rebel Wilson's more wooden than the Horse of Troy, and Laura Brent's performance as the bride suggests she would've been more comfortable in an episode of 'Neighbours' than in a feature film. Doesn't leave a lasting impression, but decent popcorn fodder nevertheless.


15 of 34 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 42 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »
Edit

Details

Country:

Australia | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 January 2012 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

A Few Best Men See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

AUD14,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,521,362
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR | Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed