My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997)


“It’s amazing the clarity that comes with psychotic jealousy.” – George

Number of Times Seen – At least twice (15 Jan 2000 and 6 Mar 2018)

Brief Synopsis – A woman travels to her best friends wedding with hopes of breaking it up so she can marry him.

My Take on it – This film came out when Julia Roberts was at the top of her game and this film still remains fun even after over twenty years.

The idea to take a usual rom-com staple and do a gender bending swap wioth it works really well here and they manage to pull it off without a hitch.

Roberts is great in the lead here and was chosen perfectly for this role.

She is helped along by the supporting cast  but mostly by Dermot Mulroney, Cameron Diaz and Rupert Everett who steals every scene that he appears in.

The scenes stay fun the whole time as they slowly escalate higher and higher.

The best (and of course most memorable) scene in the film is the luncheon scene where the all of the characters spontaneously begin to sing is amazingly done and will always be the main reason people remember this film.

This film does follow the usually stereotypical outline that is primarily used for romantic comedies yet still feels a bit fresh and original because of the way it is presented to us.

Bottom Line – Really fun rom-com that does a great job of switching things around from a gender perspective. Roberts is great in the lead and she is helped by Mulroney, Diaz and Everett to keep things interesting the entire time. The scenes stay fun the entire time as the situation continues to escalate. The best (and most memorable) scene is by far the luncheon one where the entire cast breaks out into song. Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The scene where everyone gathers in a large room to watch Kimmy throw the bouquet was filmed at Cuneo Museum and Gardens in Vernon Hills, Illinois. The movie crew removed the large carpet from the floor and stored it someplace – it took the museum staff several months to find it again. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10)

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