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  • Actors: Justin Long, Tyler Labine, Jess Weixler
  • Directors: Ted Koland
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, Closed-captioned, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Spanish
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Magnolia Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: January 21, 2014
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00FYL08LG
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #17,147 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Editorial Reviews

When their obnoxious and over-served best man, Lumpy (TYLER LABINE), unexpectedly dies at their destination wedding in Phoenix, bride Kristin (JESS WEIXLER) and groom Scott (JUSTIN LONG) are forced to cancel their honeymoon and fly home to the snowy Midwest to arrange for his funeral. But getting Lumpy's body back to Minneapolis is just the start of their adventure, as the well-intended sacrifice surprises at every turn. And when the newlyweds' path leads them to a fifteen-year-old girl in a small, northern Minnesota town - all bets are off on who Lumpy really was.

Customer Reviews

Great cast, very kind storyline.
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What I found out was that not only was I wrong about laughing the entire time but I cried at the end.
Tony Heck
I was confused at the different storylines at first, but it all merged together in a clever way.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Sheryl Fechter on March 10, 2014
Format: Amazon Instant Video
When I first took a look at the DVD cover picture of this movie and a few quotes on it, I just assumed this was a comedy or even a romantic comedy type when I rented it. It is not. It is a very heartfelt and poignant story of how dissimilar lives collide on several levels and then all work their way together. Only, not right away. Written and directed by Ted Koland, this entire story really isn't completely understood until more toward the end. And for myself, it is a poignantly emotional film at times, with the ending being even more so which was worth the view.

The movie begins with the wedding reception of Kristin (Jessica Weixler) and Scott (Justin Long). Scott's Best Man and longterm friend that he really does not see often enough, Lumpy (Tyler Labine), gets way overboard with his drinking. Before he is convinced that he needs to go to his room and sleep this off, he demands that Scott takes an envelope of cash as he forgot to purchase a wedding gift. While in his room, he begins acting up, jumping on the bed in a completely drunken state, falls and hits his head dangerously hard. Quite sadly he then locks himself out of the building and within a stupor collapses out on the hotel grounds ... Dead from that fatal blow. This, of course, throws the newly married couple into a panic over the death of a friend and the definite change of their subsequent plans. They must use that Honeymoon money to ship the body back to Minneapolis, Minnesota for his funeral and burial. To say the least, the across the country ride there is tense and unhappy as they are supposed to be under palm trees and sipping drinks wearing "Caftans".
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"It was fun, it was always fun with Lumpy. He was the first real friend I ever had." Lumpy (Labine) is Scott's (Long) best friend and best man at his wedding. When he gets a little out of control Scott tells him to go sleep it off so he doesn't ruin the wedding. The next day everyone is shocked at Lumpy's death and now Scott and his new wife are arranging his funeral instead of honeymooning. When they begin to tell Lumpy's friends about what happened they discover a man they never knew. This is one of the biggest surprises I have ever found in terms of movies. I expected this to be funny for two reasons...Justin Long and Tyler Labine. Those guys are so funny without trying to be that I was looking forward to laughing many times even with the subject matter. What I found out was that not only was I wrong about laughing the entire time but I cried at the end. Labine was a great choice because he is so likable and even though he is only in the movie off and on his presence is felt and that impacts everything. I can not say enough about this movie and I want everyone I know to watch it. It does have moments where I did laugh, it's not morbid even though the plot revolves around death, and the most important thing this movie has is heart without coming off as unbelievably cheesy. This is a near perfect movie and I can't recommend this enough. I loved it. I give this an A+.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dennis Johnson on October 9, 2013
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Ok, I'm biased because I know the writer/director and I'm from Minneapolis but this is a great film and a great story. If you live in MPLS or are from here this is a great film. We've all gone to Lutsen for a weekend, spent hours in Uptown and Downtown Minneapolis so it's fun to see the shots around the city. But more importantly the story is just fantastic. It reminds us that little things can have a huge impact on someone's life. Nice job Ted!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By DVD Verdict on January 29, 2014
Format: DVD
On its face, Best Man Down feels like a movie bogged down in indie movie cuteness, from its quirky premise to the over-written character names (I can't tell you how much I wished Labine's character had been named anything but "Lumpy") to the wall-to-wall indie rock score, which is always very pretty but a bit too on-the-nose, emotionally speaking. The good news is that the movie has more emotional depth than any of this would suggest.

Long and Weixler are very good as the couple thrown into tragic and bizarre circumstances, and there are hints at some of the rough road they have ahead (much of it having to do with money, which continues to play a huge role in many of their conversations). Questions are raised about the difference between what is a "best" friend and just one's oldest friend, and whether or not those are the same thing. Weixler's character is obviously overmedicating her troubles away, not the least of which being the anxiety brought on by the constant needling of her mother (played by Shelley Long). There's good stuff in all of this, only Ted Koland doesn't seem to trust his moments. Anything implicit is made explicit by having characters flat out speak the subtext a lot of the time, and it's frustrating. There are the building blocks of a really good character piece about relationships inside Best Man Down, but then out of nowhere a character will be caught masturbating and we'll remember that Koland is too stuck making a movie to say something about real life. Not all the time, but enough.
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