My Best Friend's Wedding
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||Julia Roberts, Cameron Diaz, Dermot Mulroney, Rupert
Kind of adult content. Don't know if the kiddies will
grasp the whole marriage concept.
She should like it, and the dudes should get a kick out
It's a romantic comedy - I don't think so.
Many, especially when "George" is on screen.
The entire sequence when Julianne introduces George as
A few of them: "You don't want those things to fall out."
"Death by minibar." "He came in for just a few hours to fuck
Jerry Zucker and Ronald Bass
There are some cool things about seeing a movie filmed in the city
you live (or at least near where you live). Things like knowing the
streets the people are driving on, knowing the buildings, being able
to say "Hey, I just picked my friends up at the airport from the same
terminal!" But I read a review over the weekend of "My Best Friend's
Wedding" that chastised the movie for its location problems. What's
up with that? Say I'm from New York - Do I really give a shit if
Julia Roberts is driving down a different street than she says she
is? No. All I really care about is if the movie is any good. Well,
I'm from Chicago, and didn't really care about the location errors,
because "My Best Friend's Wedding" is one of the best movies I've
seen all year.
My Best Friend's Wedding
A Movie Review
The story for the movie goes something like this: Julia Roberts
plays Julianne Potter, a food critic who is closing in on her 28th
birthday. Years before, in a relationship with Michael O'Neal (played
by Dermot Mulroney), the two of them promised that if they weren't
married by 28 than they would marry each other. Well, a few weeks
before her 28th birthday, Julianne gets a call from Michael. Nope,
he's not proposing to her - he found another mega-babe, Kimmy
(Cameron Diaz). Julianne is pissed - she really wants Michael, and
she's one devious chick. The movie carries on with Julianne trying
break up Michael and Kimmy, and in the end, well, let's not spoil the
end, but I'll just say that Julianne ends up dancing at the wedding.
Now, that's a pretty simple run-down of a somewhat complex movie.
See, this movie is as simple as it is about Julianne trying to win
back the love of her life as it is about Kimmy trying to sidestep her
"I'm a rich girl whose daddy has tons of money and I should get
anything I want but I'm a ditzy blonde" movie. And you know, both
Julia and Cameron play these roles to the hilt.
This is a romantic comedy, and Julia and Cameron throw as much
romance as I've ever seen (Kimmy's blubbering tears could win over
any guy, let alone her fiancé who is thinking of ending the
engagement, while you almost have to feel sorry for Julianne because
all of her best plans of breaking the two up just seem to bring Kimmy
and Michael closer together). But then there is the comedy part, and
as adorable as Julia Roberts is, and as cute as Cameron Diaz can ever
be, the comedy falls in the lap of Julianne's editor, George, played
by Rupert Everett.
Whereas Michael is Julianne's best friend, George is both her
friend, but more importantly, her voice of reason - and he is gay. In
a fit of desperation Julianne calls on George for help, to which his
advice is she should tell Michael she loves him. No can do, and with
George in the background, Julianne tells Michael that George is her
fiancé. Well, kinda like a payback for lying, George leads
this movie through some of the funniest scenes for the movie goers.
Why? Because we know the truth. He makes up how him and Julianne
meet, how their relationship is like "Doris Day and Rock Hudson," and
compliments the ladies on their wardrobes. As romantic as Julia and
Cameron are, Rupert steals the comedy part hands down.
Yes, the movie does have some sappy moments, but I think "My Best
Friend's Wedding" has a simple moral - tell those you love that you
love them - before it's too late. I personally give the happy couple
two years before the bitter divorce when the bride starts bitching
how she gave up her career for him, but that's just me. As for the
movie, and there have been a lot of good ones this year, I think "My
Best Friend's Wedding" is one of the best romantic comedies to come
around in a while. Julia Roberts is her adorable self, Cameron Diaz
plays the perky girl to the top, Dermot Mulroney fills in greatly as
the dude torn between two ladies (oh, his job must suck!), and Rupert
is utterly hilarious.
For "My Best Friend's Wedding" it's four and a half stars out of
That's it for this one, I'm The Dude on the Right!! L8R!!