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 aspect of her new boyfriend, Chip. Graham is generally unaware of proper social convention and is fixated on his own peccadilloes. And casual Tom, arguably David's best friend, is afraid to tell David that he believes the wedding breaks a fundamental aspect of their friendship. Beyond these issues, others exist on the Australia side of the pond that may add to the mix to cause further problems. Mia wanted them to arrive the day before if only because of the dysfunction within her own family. The most obvious of their problems is manifested by Mia's sister Daphne telling her parents that she is a lesbian solely to irk her by-the-books father, and Jim arguably considering Ramsay his closest family member, Ramsay who he considers the son he never had, Ramsay being the pet sheep. What is to be Jim's surprise wedding present to Mia may add to their family problems. And Ray, a drug dealer who Tom wants to buys some weed from for the stag party, ends up being a fundamental aspect to the boys' stay in Australia, potentially violent yet somewhat soft-hearted Ray who forms a bond with scared Graham. —Huggo
Crazy, Dirty & Trashy fun entertainer
A Few Best Men – CATCH IT (B+) 'A Few Best Men" is a trashy, dirty and raw Australian version of The Hangover. Mostly people will find this version very offending and generic but I think it's funny and hilarious. It's not important that everything should be high budgeted and classy. Most of the times these kind of movies make you laugh hard. The highlight of the movie is defiantly the wedding speech by the groom's best friend Kevin Bishop "Graham". The whole cast manage to do some of the most gross and dirtier scenes ever with Big Australian Sheep. Xavier Samuel is great as a groom trying to save his wedding from being a disastrous mess. Kevin Bishop literally stole the show first with his crazy Hitler mustaches and hairs and later with his Wedding Speech and as the Sheep hand raper. Even I was happy when Xavier slaps Tim Draxl, I wanted to do that the moment he appeared on screen. Kris Marshall is funny. Rebel Wilson is good but she doesn't have many dialogues or scenes as always. Laura Brent is gorgeous and Olivia Newton-John is over the top as required. On the whole, it's a crazy dirty trashy fun entertainer. I enjoyed it!
- May 15, 2012
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