My Best Friend's Wedding

My Best Friend's Wedding

DVD - 2001
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Friends from college make a pact to marry each other if they are not married by 28. When Michael gets engaged Julianne will stop at nothing to stop the wedding.
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, [2001]
Edition: Special ed
ISBN: 9780767859509
0767859502
Branch Call Number: DVD MY
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (105 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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gordonma Feb 23, 2018

Between seasons 8 and 9 of [Seinfeld], and before the first season of [Will & Grace] and [Sex and the City], shows that taught us that New York City was truly the centre of all existence, there was [My Best Friend’s Wedding], a fun romantic comedy starring Julia Roberts, Dermot Mulroney, Rupert Everett, along with the then largely unknown Cameron Diaz and Paul Giamatti, that I would argue is truly fin de siècle.

Roberts plays Julianne Potter, a lonely and unmarried late-twentysomething New York food critic who finds out that her fallback plan husband, former male best friend, Michael (Mulroney) is marrying a much younger daughter of a billionaire, Kimmy (Diaz)… and in Chicago. Now armed with the basic premise of breaking up a wedding, [My Best Friend’s Wedding] deconstructs that trope with three unlikable and selfish members of a love triangle swimming in a bog composed of anxiety, cynicism, ennui, lies, obsession, pessimism, and vengeance set to the songs of Dionne Warwick. Now, with no one for the audience to root for, let us set back and enjoy the film and its characters unfettered whilst fond memories of many a late-90s cultural artifact return to us: bulky cellphones, Mac OS 7, PowerBooks, a gay best friend (Everett, who plays George and who steals the movie), manual transmissions, Comiskey Park (now Guaranteed Rate Field), email that is read a day later, the scandalous usage of four-letter curse words in a mainstream US film (re: Star Trek Generations), and something that I am so glad that no longer happens today: talking while driving.

Perhaps not all of us will find true love, but at least we can learn, and learn painfully and hilariously, how to let it go.
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From “Let It Go”
By K. Anderson-Lopez and R. Lopez

Let it go, let it go
I’m one with the wind and sky
Let it go, let it go
You’ll never see me cry
Here I stand, and here I’ll stay
Let the storm rage on!

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Isley
Jun 30, 2014

The leading man is totally bland, Julia Roberts is pretty unlikeable, and the whole thing is a bit too mean spirited to really be much fun. I suppose Cameron Diaz should get some props for being such a likeable screen presence that she makes you root for her even though I don’t think that is the filmmaker’s intention.

semancod Feb 02, 2014

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GloryyCP
Dec 30, 2013

Loved the movie ! I didn't expect this ending ! I cant believe that this was the ending...Anyway, great movie to watch with our friend. Oh, and the soundtrack is amazing.

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SuperJay
Jul 17, 2013

In one word..."Fun!"

MargeBouvier Oct 25, 2012

I don't know what's wrong with you guys - painful? boring? Maybe you watched a different movie! This is one of my all time favourite movies, it is hilarious, great to see with a group it is so funny!

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uzebdrumz
Oct 11, 2012

Decisions, decisions...this film hinges on whether fickle hollywood stereotype glamour boys and girls will commit. There are some funny moments, but the overall tension between the main characters becomes boring after 30 mins, yet they stretch it to 105 mins. Rupert Everett steals the show because he's the most believable character among the sordid personalities involved and he gets the last laugh from the script.

wayne19711012 Feb 07, 2012

hi mei how u being ???

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rosstr100
Feb 04, 2012

This was a fun movie to watch. This was supposed to be a Julia Roberts movie but Rupert Everett stole the movie. It's to bad, he wa unable to make better choices in later movies he did. The supporting characters also helped to make this a fun movie. My favorite part of the movie was singing "I Sing A Little Prayer" at the pre-wedding dinner.

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kilngoddess
Feb 04, 2012

This movie was painful to watch. Julie Roberts is so unappealing in this film that I kept hoping someone would just punch her. Wow. Bad.

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phyllis49
Mar 18, 2012

Starring Julia Roberts, Dermot Mulroney, Cameron Diaz, Rupert Everett, Philip Bosco. .

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bdls206
Feb 03, 2012

A woman who, by a promise made years earlier, is supposed to marry her best friend in three weeks, even though she doesn't want to. When she finds out that he's marrying someone else, she becomes jealous and tries to break off the wedding.

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SuperJay
Jul 17, 2013

(A table full of people sings)The morning I wake up...Before I put on my make up, I say a little prayer for you!

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bdls206
Feb 03, 2012

Julianne Potter: Michael, I love you. I've loved you for nine years. I've just been too arrogant and scared to realize it, and, well, now, I'm just scared, so - I-I-I realize this comes at a very inopportune time, but I really have this gigantic favor to ask of you. Choose me. M-marry me. Let me make you happy. Oh, that sounds like three favors, doesn't it? B-but...

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bdls206
Feb 03, 2012

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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