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Best F(r)iends: Volume 1 (2017)

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When a drifter befriends a quirky mortician, an unlikely business partnership is formed. Paranoia soon develops, however, and both men are forced to come to terms with the fragility of friendship and loyalty.

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Justin MacGregor

Writer:

Greg Sestero
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Cast

Credited cast:
Greg Sestero ... Jon Kortina
Tommy Wiseau ... Harvey Lewis
Kristen StephensonPino ... Traci Walton
Vince Jolivette ... Andrei
Rick Edwards ... Rick Stanton
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tom Bissell Tom Bissell ... Martin
Michael Davis ... Car Salesman
Robert Briscoe Evans ... Social Worker
Carter Friend ... Lester Green
Angelina Guido Angelina Guido ... Andrei's Girl 2
Blake Hastings Blake Hastings ... Young Jon
Erin Hodgkins Erin Hodgkins ... Elizabeth
Kristopher MacGregor ... Christmas Boyfriend
Trisha Miller ... Jon's Mom
Doreen Morales Doreen Morales ... Dental Hygienist
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Storyline

When a drifter (Sestero) is taken in by a peculiar mortician (Wiseau), the two hatch an underground enterprise off the back of the mortician's old habits. But greed, hatred, and jealousy soon come in turn, and their efforts unravel, causing the drifter to run off with the spoils and leaving the mortician adrift.

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Friendship before money.

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Comedy | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some grisly images | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 March 2018 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Best F(r)iends: Volume 1 See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$131,671, 1 April 2018

Gross USA:

$252,410

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$290,064
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Company Credits

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Sestero Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Prince Charles Cinema)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.90 : 1
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Trivia

In the credits, it lists Mark Damon as the Line Producer. After seeing The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), Tommy Wiseau mistook Matt Damon's name for Mark Damon and then used the name Mark for Greg Sestero's character in The Room. During the production of The Room, Sestero worked as the films Line Producer, despite not knowing what a Line Producer is supposed to do. See more »

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Traci Walton: Where are you from?
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An Unusual Masterpiece
7 September 2017 | by tom245-32-153383See all my reviews

This film is nuts. It starts off slowly. Jon (played by Greg "O hai Mark" Sestero) is a drifter who stumbles upon Harvey (Tommy "I'm fed up with this wurld" Wiseau). Harvey gives him a job for a day. The next day Jon comes back to Harvey for a full-time job. Little does Harvey know that Jon is going to betray him by selling bags of Harvey's gold teeth. What a story Mark (I mean Jon).

I saw the UK premiere of the extended cut and the audience was going crazy. There were a few references to The Room and whenever they happened the audience applauded with frenzy. It's not The Room, and I'm not going to compare them as others will do this. I will say that if you want an entirely unique viewing experience which will make you laugh at the poor/legendary acting and scratch your head with bewilderment, this is the film.

Best Friends is very good, and it is very bad, so it's impossible to give it a legitimate score with the usual ranking system. As stupid as this sounds, it's true, so I'll be interested how critics approach Best Friends on it's release.

The 9/10 is for the experience I had while watching it. It really is awesome to see Tommy and Greg acting again opposite each other, so this should not be missed.


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