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One of the best romantic comedies of the 1990s, My Best Friend's Wedding not only gave Julia Roberts a delightful vehicle for her crowd-pleasing comeback, but it further distinguished itself by avoiding the conventional plotting of the genre. Julia plays a prominent Chicago restaurant critic whose best friend (Dermot Mulroney) is a former lover from her college days with whom she'd made a binding pact: if neither of them were married by the age of 28, they'd marry each other. Just when they're about to reach the deadline of their agreement, Mulroney arrives in Chicago to introduce Roberts to his seemingly perfect fiancée (Cameron Diaz) and announce their wedding in just three days. That leaves the shocked Julia with just three short days to sabotage the wedding and marry the man she now realizes she's loved all along. With potential heartbreak waiting in the wings, she'll either get what she wants or pay the price for her selfish behavior, and Ronald Bass's cleverly constructed screenplay keeps us guessing to the very end. Rupert Everett scored rave reviews for his scene-stealing performance as Robert's gay friend who goes along with her scheming (but only so far), and even as she makes her character's needy desperation disarmingly appealing, Roberts wisely allows Diaz to capitalize on her charming time in the spotlight. As the romantic outcome remains uncertain, the viewer is held in a state of giddy suspense, and director P.J. Hogan pulls off some hilarious scenes (like a restaurant full of people singing the Dionne Warwick hit "I Say a Little Prayer") that could easily have fallen flat in the hands of a less talented filmmaker. It's no surprise that this was one of the box-office smashes of 1997. --Jeff Shannon --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
A great movie of Julia Roberts career that looks even better on Blu-ray !Published 2 months ago by W McMaster
Great movie, one of my long time favorites. It features three of my favorite actors, besides Julia Roberts there is also Cameron Diaz and Dermot Mulroney. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Ann
Movies about weddings are always in vogue; the perennial ritual of a man and a woman tying the knot bringing out the best and the worst in all of us. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Nick Zegarac
Très drôle, très touchant aussi. Julia Roberts est une de nos grandes actrices. Cameron Diaz à son premier film je crois était promise à une... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Paule Carette
I think this film is a modern classic and much underappreciated by the critics...when released...but now its thought of as one of ms Robert's best... Read morePublished on Sept. 8 2012 by Anthony Marinelli
This movie was ordered to replace the one I had on VHS. It arrived with no troubles and in good condition. I would definately order more.Published on Feb. 9 2012 by Funfer All