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  My Best Friend's Wedding (1997)  
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Directors: P.J. Hogan
   
Writers: Ronald Bass
   
OMDB: 0226962
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Language: English, French, Italian
Duration: 105 min
   
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 Cast: (all known cast)

Julia Roberts Julianne Potter
Dermot Mulroney Michael O'Neal
Cameron Diaz Kimberly Wallace
Rupert Everett George Downes
Philip Bosco Walter Wallace
M. Emmet Walsh Joe O'Neal
Rachel Griffiths Samantha Newhouse
Carrie Preston Mandy Newhouse
Susan Sullivan Isabelle Wallace
Christopher Masterson Scotty O'Neal
Raci Alexander Title Sequence Performer #1
Jennifer Garrett Title Sequence Performer #2
Kelly Sheerin Title Sequence Performer #3
Bree Turner Title Sequence Performer #4
Cassie Creasy Flower Girl
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This article is about the Julia Roberts film. For the Scrubs episode, see My Best Friend's Wedding
My Best Friend's Wedding
Directed by P. J. Hogan
Starring Julia Roberts
Dermot Mulroney
Cameron Diaz
Rupert Everett
Philip Bosco
Cinematography László Kovács
Distributed by TriStar Pictures
Release date(s) June 20, 1997
Running time 105 min.
Language English
IMDb profile

My Best Friend's Wedding is a 1997 romantic comedy film from TriStar Pictures, directed by P. J. Hogan. It stars Julia Roberts, Cameron Diaz, Dermot Mulroney, Rupert Everett and Rachel Griffiths.

The film was a commercial and critical success. The song "I Say a Little Prayer (For You)" was covered by singer Diana King and featured heavily in the picture, making it a Billboard top 20 hit. The soundtrack featured a number of Burt Bacharach/Hal David songs.


[edit] Plot

The film is centered on the character Julianne Potter (Roberts), a 27 year-old New York restaurant critic who finds out that her long-time male friend Michael O'Neal (Mulroney) is getting married. The two previously made an agreement that they would marry each other when they turned 28 if they were still both not married, which privately Julianne (called "Jules") has been hoping would happen.

Julianne heads to Chicago intent on sabotaging Michael's wedding to the perky Kimberly 'Kimmy' Wallace (Diaz). Soon after Julianne's arrival in Chicago, and after Michael has introduced her to his fiancee Kimberly, Kimmy puts Jules on the spot, in the presence of Jules' best friend Michael, to be Kimmy's maid of honor. Jules consents, which establishes a comical Hyde/Jekyll scenario for her. She, on the one hand, has to appear to be true to the role of being Kimberly's dutiful maid of honor, while nevertheless secretly looking for any opportunity to sabotage the wedding. When other ploys by Julianne fail, she concocts her own fake engagement to her gay friend George (Rupert Everett) — a surprise not only to Michael, but also to George when he hears Jules announce their supposed engagement when the two men meet. Julianne's schemes are sometimes blatantly devious, even cruel; in one case, she manages to convince Michael that Kimberly is attempting to steer him into a career decision that he doesn't want to take.

After one scheme after another has failed, Julianne finally confesses to Michael that she is in love with him. It is truly not meant to be, and Michael marries Kimberly.

Two notable differences from most romantic comedies are that the heroine and hero do not end up together and that the main character is, by her own eventual tearful admission, the "bad guy." Fortunately, everyone is forgiven in the end, and Jules contentedly dances with George at the wedding reception of Kimmy and Michael.

[edit] Awards and recognition

  • MTV Movie Awards (Nominations)
    • Best Breakthrough Performance: Rupert Everett
    • Best Comedic Performance: Rupert Everett
    • Best Female Performance: Julia Roberts
  • Golden Globe Award (Nominations)
    • Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
    • Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture - Rupert Everett
    • Best Actress - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy: Julia Roberts
  • BAFTA Awards (Nominations)
    • Best Supporting Actor: Rupert Everett

[edit] My Best Friend's Wedding Original Soundtrack

  1. "I Say A Little Prayer (For You)" - Diana King
  2. "Wishin' and Hopin'" - Ani DiFranco
  3. "You Don't Know Me" - Jann Arden
  4. "Tell Him" - The Exciters
  5. "I Just Don't Know What to Do with Myself"- Nicky Holland
  6. "I'll Be Okay" - Amanda Marshall
  7. "The Way You Look Tonight" - Tony Bennett
  8. "What the World Needs Now Is Love" - Jackie Deshannon
  9. "I'll Never Fall In Love Again" - Mary Chapin Carpenter
  10. "Always You" - Sophie Zelmani
  11. "If You Wanna Be Happy" - Jimmy Soul
  12. "I Say A Little Prayer (For You)" - The Cast of My Best Friends Wedding
  13. "Suite From My Best Friends Wedding" - James Newton Howard

[edit] Chart positions

Year Chart Position
1997 Australian ARIA Albums Chart 1
Preceded by
20,000 Watt R.S.L. by Midnight Oil
Australian ARIA Albums Chart number-one album
November 2 - November 29, 1997
Succeeded by
Let's Talk About Love by Celine Dion

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