My Best Friend's Wedding ()

directed by P.J. Hogan
featuring Julia Roberts, Dermot Mulroney, Cameron Diaz, Rupert Everett, Philip Bosco

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A woman realizes that friends can be lovers, but now has to convince the friend in question in this romantic comedy. Michael O'Neal (Dermot Mulroney) and Julianne Potter (Julia Roberts) were romantically involved in college, and after breaking up, they have managed to remain close friends. For years, Julianne and Michael have had a pledge that if both were single when they turned 28, they would get married. Shortly before her 28th birthday, Julianne is lamenting the sad state of her love life when she gets a call from ...

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Sivvie

Oct 9, 2010

Dirty tricks in the name of love.

This film is quite entertaining and the beautiful Julia Roberts is always worth watching, but the dirty play by her character, Julianne, is the elephant in the room. The viewer will have to suspend disbelief that the underhand, mean, narcissistic heroine can come out all sweetness and light in the end.
The film begins when Julianne gets a call from her 'best friend' of ten years, Michael (Dermot Mulroney) that he is about to get married to Kimmy (Cameron Diaz), asking Julianne to be his 'best man' and befriend the bride-to-be. Julianne confides to her gay editor, George (Rupert Everett) that she's determined to get Michael back for herself. (Talk about dog-in-the-manger!)
The plot is a possible one, but the fine line which should have been walked with the dirty tricks is not fine enough. Instead Jullianne comes across like an out-of-control, emotional scatterbrain. There are some funny scenes, especially the one where George camps it up with an old Diana Ross number at the pre-nuptial dinner. But when Julianne repents, would everyone involved forgive and forget?

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