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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.


Ted Koland


Ted Koland





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


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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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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Release Date:

3 October 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lumpy See more »

Filming Locations:

Bloomington, Minnesota, USA See more »


Box Office


$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$60, 15 November 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,842, 15 November 2013
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Company Credits

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


Scott: [agitatedly] Of course it matters! What are you talking about?
Kristin: He's gone, Scott.
Scott: I know that. I just... Kris, he told a 15-year-old girl he was dying. He didn't tell me. I just wish he'd told me.
[starts crying]
Scott: I wish he'd told me.
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References The Baby Whisperer, Vol. 1 (2001) See more »


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Well constructed character-driven Drama
9 October 2013 | by castilloofficeSee all my reviews

To me this is a really beautifully made Drama. The characters seem very authentic and relatable and the actors, especially Addison Timlin, are just terrific. I guess it's not spoiling, when the scenes are in the trailer, so: At the beginning, there is a wedding, Scott and Kristin are getting married and Scott's best friend "Lumpy" is his best man. He passes away on the wedding night, causing the newlyweds to take care of his funeral instead of going on their honeymoon. In order to organize the funeral, they contact Lumpy's College, Workplace and friends, and that is how they meet Ramsey, a smart girl from a broken family. As I said, the characters are very authentically constructed and they are also where the focus lies. Addison Timlin, as Ramsey, gives such a touching performance and the nonsexual lovestory between her and Lumpy is beautiful to watch. I recommend this movie to everyone who likes character-driven Dramas. The reason I gave it 8 and not 10 stars, is that the end is too quick and easy for me and not very realistic (without giving spoilers), it seems a little bit like a cop out to give this rather dark and deep movie about friendship and family a happy ending, but on the other hand, it makes it really viewer-friendy. I feel like with an 6,4 it is underrated.

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