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My Best Friend's Wedding

Director: P.J. Hogan; Stars: Julia Roberts, Cameron Diaz; Release Date: December 09, 1997

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Bittersweet and Touching

  • Dec 19, 2008
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Julia Roberts seems to have that rare charisma and likability factor that makes you care about her especially when she's in a sweet movie such as this one. However, I feel she's upstaged by Cameron Diaz in this movie. I'm not a big Cameron fan but she is so good in this movie. She makes her Kimmie character sweet and endearing that even though you might be insanely jealous of her character's youthfulness and money, you really want her as your best friend. I love the scene in the karaoke bar. That scene is totally due to Cameron's expertise as an actress. In fact, I've noticed her facial expressions and comedic timing. I hear that is the hardest kind of acting. Forget Charlie's Angels. Watch this movie and see Cameron's talent. One of these days, she will be nominated for an Oscar and may even win one. Rupert Everett is a joy to watch. His character is funny and honest and helps ground Julianne in reality. Dermot Mulroney is a little harder to judge. One piece of information I love about his character is that he loves his job which pays very little and gets no respect. I'm a teacher so I can relate to that except hopefully, teachers do get respect.

On a more serious note, a more dramatic movie dealing with lost opportunities and also romantic in its own way is Before Sunset. Check it out if you haven't seen it. It's definitely more thoughtful and dramatic than this one. However, it's definitely more meaningful for those about 27-32 years old.

My Best Friend's Wedding is entertaining and undervalued.

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Quick Tip by . August 31, 2009
Very funny film...had some great moments....MY BEST FRIEND's WEDDING...love Julia Roberts, but Carmen Diaz stole the show..
review by . April 21, 2008
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Pros: A few cute scenes, nice musical number     Cons: Rude and rotten best friend     The Bottom Line: There are a few well done scenes that keep this from being trashcan fodder. Dermot Mulroney is always nice to look at.     ...the last line of the movie. I think the very end was the best part of this film. The rest of the time the ridiculous angst filling was a bit wearing on me.      Julianne (Julia Roberts) learns …
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When Julianne made a deal with her best friend Michael to marry each other if, by the ripe old age of 28, they had not yet found their true love, she never really doubted it would come to pass. But jealousy rears its ugly head when she discovers he's engaged to another woman, and, what's more, that she's perfect for him. What's a jilted bride-to-be to do? A hijinx-filled romantic caper. Academy Award Nomination: Best Original Musical or Comedy Score.
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Director: P.J. Hogan
Genre: Comedy
Release Date: 1997, June 20, 1997
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 1hr 45min
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