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My Best Friend's Wedding

Published September 27, 2020

My Best Friend's Wedding

Film info

  • Title My Best Friend's Wedding
  • Director P. J. Hogan
  • Year 1997
  • Run time 1hr 45m
  • Genres Romance, Comedy
  • Tagline It's about finding the love of your life. And deciding what to do about it

Julia Roberts, Dermot Mulroney, Cameron Diaz and Rupert Everett star in My Best Friend's Wedding, a high-spirited romantic comedy that serves up something wild, something new, something touching and something truly hilarious. Roberts dazzles as commitment-shy Jules Potter, who reluctantly realizes she's in love with her best friend Michael. There is just one catch: he's about to marry someone else. Comically crazed and full of devious plan, Jules will do anything to steal him back... except tell him the simple truth.

Live blog

TimeComment
2:47Intriguing to start the film with essentially a music video.
4:46That’s a heck of a phone she’s got. Bit of a brick.
10:55Quite the ambitious plan, break up a wedding in the four days over which it’s due to take place.
12:47“I have four days to make you my new best friend.” Pressure.
18:33Haha, love the exit from the lift where you don’t see the fall, just the chaos because of it!
20:40“I’m still your best friend, you just haven’t seen me for a while.”
23:33It’s not good for Julia to be the obnoxious one.
26:33This is how I think I’d sound doing karaoke. But you just gotta sell it.
31:29She’s a master manipulator.
34:22It doesn’t seem like a very healthy relationship though, maybe they’d do better being split up.
36:37“If I didn’t have to hate her, I’d adore her.”
43:13It’s intentional that George and Michael look the same, right?
51:09Never had an impromptu singalong in a restaurant before.
56:34It’s not a bad thing not to have a song.
1:00:35She’s a legit asshole. He said he really loved his job, why should he get fired because she can’t tell him how she feels?
1:09:40Admitting the ring thing is the first honest thing she’s said all film.
1:15:21“You’re never gonna be Jello.”
1:21:19“IT IS NOT. GOING. WELL.”
1:34:16Uh, wedding speeches.
1:39:13I want a George.

Thoughts

Well this was not at all what I was expecting and not in a good way. All the characters are pretty terrible people except George, who was wonderful and honest and supportive and really quite a loveable creature. Everyone else is just mean, duplicitous and acts insane.

I don’t really understand the desire to be with someone that only emerges the split second they are no longer available, but then again I don’t really understand people. There is some occasionally fun dialogue but mostly it was just a painful watch. It takes a lot to make Julia Roberts in rom-com mode be completely dislikeable.

The only thing that redeems this movie is that it wasn’t predictible, wasn’t the boy-meets-girl standard. But that’s all.

Rating: 1 / 5

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