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Best Man Down (2012)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 3 October 2013 (USA)
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A newlywed couple cancels their honeymoon and returns to the snowy Midwest to make the funeral arrangements for their best man, who died unexpectedly after their ceremony.

Director:

Ted Koland

Writer:

Ted Koland

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Justin Long ... Scott
Jess Weixler ... Kristin
Tyler Labine ... Lumpy
Addison Timlin ... Ramsey
Shelley Long ... Gail
Frances O'Connor ... Jaime
Evan Jones ... Winston
Michael Landes ... Priest
Peter Syvertsen ... Roger
James Detmar James Detmar ... Uncle Willis
Jane Hammill Jane Hammill ... Aunt Helen
Claudia Wilkens ... Lumpy's Mom
Sasha Andreev ... Rick
Sara Marsh ... Bridesmaid
Corey Anderson Corey Anderson ... Cousin Neil
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Storyline

The best man at Scott (Long) and Kristin's (Weixler) Arizona destination wedding, Lumpy (Labine) is the life of the party, until a long, indulgent night leads to his untimely death. Forced to cancel their honeymoon and fly back to Minneapolis to arrange for his funeral, Scott and Kristin meet Ramsey (Timlin) and learn that Lumpy isn't quite who they thought he was. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic material, drug content, some sexuality and brief language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lumpy See more »

Filming Locations:

Bloomington, Minnesota, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$60, 15 November 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,842, 15 November 2013
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KODA Entertainment See more »
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Color
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Goofs

Neil says that his ticket is for seat D, but Scott is sitting in seat D. See more »

Quotes

Winston: Look at me. I come back from two back-to-back tours in Iraq last year, and I got shit. No job, no degree, no money... nothin'. All I have is respect, and from you...
[menacingly]
Winston: I'm gonna get respect.
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Connections

References The Baby Whisperer, Vol. 1 (2001) See more »

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Mony Mony
Written by Bobby Bloom, Ritchie Cordell, Bo Gentry, and Tommy James
Performed by Billy Idol
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I can't say enough about this movie. I want everyone I know to watch it. A near perfect movie that I can't recommend enough.
14 January 2014 | by Tony HeckSee all my reviews

"It was fun, it was always fun with Lumpy. He was the first real friend I ever had." Lumpy (Labine) is Scott's (Long) best friend and best man at his wedding. When he gets a little out of control Scott tells him to go sleep it off so he doesn't ruin the wedding. The next day everyone is shocked at Lumpy's death and now Scott and his new wife are arranging his funeral instead of honeymooning. When they begin to tell Lumpy's friends about what happened they discover a man they never knew. This is one of the biggest surprises I have ever found in terms of movies. I expected this to be funny for two reasons...Justin Long and Tyler Labine. Those guys are so funny without trying to be that I was looking forward to laughing many times even with the subject matter. What I found out was that not only was I wrong about laughing the entire time but I cried at the end. Labine was a great choice because he is so likable and even though he is only in the movie off and on his presence is felt and that impacts everything. I can not say enough about this movie and I want everyone I know to watch it. It does have moments where I did laugh, it's not morbid even though the plot revolves around death, and the most important thing this movie has is heart without coming off as unbelievably cheesy. This is a near perfect movie and I can't recommend this enough. I loved it. I give this an A+.


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