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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 Michael Detmar ... Uncle Willis (as James Detmar)
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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Goofs

When Scott and Kristin come out of the coroner's in Phoenix, you can see a reflection of the boom mic in the door. See more »

Quotes

Ramsey: My mom says taking drugs for fun is okay, but taking them for problems is not. 'Cause once the drugs wear off, you still have the problem.
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Connections

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

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Funky Cold Medina
Written by Matt Dike, Michael Ross, and Marvin Young
Performed by Tone Loc
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How one sad event that changed many peoples' lives.
4 July 2016 | by Reno-RanganSee all my reviews

Originally it was known as 'Lumpy', but this new title seems much better. Even though this title name is somewhat misleading regarding the film subject. I saw it a couple of years delayed, because I was not interested after knowing the title thinking it might be some kind of a silly B comedy. Surprisingly, this was one of the best films of the 2013 I've seen. This is not a comedy alone as it was classified, but a beautiful semi-emotional drama just like the film 'The Guilt Trip'.

The cast was so good, I loved everyone's performances. But in the opening, it looked like a mindless comedy with dumb characters. Only while the film progress, it slowly developed many awesome plots and I was totally impressed with it, especially for the way it ended. Yep, it concluded on a high note compared to the ordinary initiation. I think credit should go the writer-come-director, as well as the actors.

It was a two layered narration that sets in two different cities where one of it was a flashback, but both of them meets during the middle. So what comes later was the best segment. The second half is what made this film a better product. This is not an extraordinary film, but for a small project and its not so popular cast, it really excelled my expectation.

Well maintained suspense, and I don't think anybody could guess them out that easily. Till the final scene, it'll keep you alive, especially if you like melodrama you'll surely enjoy it better than others. Lately Justin Long has been doing some of the interesting small-scale films and this is one of them that you should try it if you're a film fanatic without barriers in viewing any category films.

7.5/10


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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:

$1,171, 10 November 2013

Gross USA:

$1,938

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,938
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Company Credits

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KODA Entertainment See more »
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Color:

Color
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