My Best Friend's Wedding

My Best Friend's Wedding

DVD - 1997
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When a woman's long-time friend says he's engaged, she realizes she loves him herself... and sets out to get him, with only days before the wedding.
Audience: OFA rating: PG
Publisher: Culver City : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, 1997.
ISBN: 9780767859509
0767859502
Branch Call Number: DVD FIC My
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (105 min.) : digital, sound, colour ; 12 cm.
Language Note: In English dubbed in French, Portuguese and Spanish with Chinese, French, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish and Thai subtitles.
Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

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JCLHeatherM Aug 07, 2019

Julia Roberts gets pretty devious in order to stop her best friend from marrying the wrong person (i.e. someone who isn't her). She's willing to go to great lengths - including enlisting a friend to play a fake fiance - in order to get her guy.

Filled with plenty of laughs, tears and even musical moments, this romcom is timeless.

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robinandrews10
Feb 21, 2019

This is one of my all time favorite movies. Girls night movie marathon must have.

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kmobuckeye
Feb 21, 2019

One of my favorites

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lukasevansherman
Sep 22, 2018

Set phasers on charm! In this 1997 romcom Julia Roberts goes to Chicago to break up a wedding. She generally acts like a horrible person, but it's okay because she's Julia Roberts! The most implausible part is that two women would fight over Dermot "D-money" Mulroney, who has trouble standing out from the set. As most have noted, Rupert Everett as the gay best friend is the best part. Cameron Diaz, Rachell Griffiths, and, for like 2 minutes, Paul Giamatti, co-star. Like some other classic romcoms ("When Harry Met Sally," "Sleepless in Seattle"), this relies on standards for its soundtrack. The prequel to "Runaway Bride."

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gord_ma
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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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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