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My Best Friend's Wedding (Special Edition) (1997)

P. J. Hogan  |  PG-13 |  DVD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (260 customer reviews)

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  • Directors: P. J. Hogan
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Special Edition, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo), English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Georgian, Chinese, Thai
  • Dubbed: French, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 1 encoding (US and Canada only)
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  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: August 28, 2001
  • Run Time: 105 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (260 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00005JG6N
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,988 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "My Best Friend's Wedding (Special Edition)" on IMDb

Special Features

  • New Documentary: "Unveiled: The Making of My Best Friend's Wedding"
  • HBO Making-Of: "On the Set"
  • Wedding Do's and Don'ts - Helpful Hints for the Soon-to-Be Wed
  • My Best Friend's Wedding Album: Behind-the-Scenes Facts and Trivia
  • "Say a Little Prayer" sing-along
  • DVD-ROM features: Soul Mate Quiz and Do-It-Yourself Photo Screensaver
  • Filmographies: P.J. Hogan, Julia Roberts, Cameron Diaz, Dermot Mulroney, and Rupert Everett

Editorial Reviews

Julia Roberts, Dermot Mulroney, Cameron Diaz and Rupert Everett star in MY BEST FRIEND'S WEDDING, ahigh-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 is in love with her best friend Michael (Mulroney). There is just one catch: he's about to marrysomeone else. Comically crazed and full of devious plans, Jules will do anything to steal him back... except tell him the simple truth.

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19 of 23 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Julia Roberts as . . . Iago? July 19, 2002
Format:VHS Tape
Alternative Review Title: "It's a sculpture of the David"
At the time of its release, this was one of the freshest, funniest screwball comedies in a long time. Having watched it on video a few years later, I find it unfortunate that some of the luster has worn off. Perhaps seeing it in a theater with a good crowd was the difference; perhaps it's actually noticing how much larger the cellphones in 1997 were than the ones today. (And what about in five more years . . . ?)
This is not to say that it's not a good movie. It is, and the director and writer are to be commended for so many different, wonderful touches (the shadowed boat scene and smoking bellhop scene come to mind). Julia Roberts, beautiful and vibrant as always, shines as a New York food critic summoned on short notice by her best (male) friend, a former lover and possible soulmate (Dermot Mulrooney), to provide moral support at his wedding in Chicago. The plot revolves around Roberts' often backfiring efforts to break up the wedding and claim the groom for herself, usurping his rich, blonde, "perfect" fiancee Kimmie (Cameron Diaz), who may be more than she seems. Rupert Everett virtually steals the show as Roberts' gay friend George, who alternates between mildly assisting in the scheme and functioning as her counselor and conscience. A variety of characters, from the normal to the bizarre, round out the wedding party. (Note: the Essential Review is incorrect when it names Roberts' character as a Chicago food critic. It's clearly stated at one point that she's from NY, and she has to fly to the wedding. I mean, Chicago's big, but still . . .)
A solid 3-1/2 to 4 star effort.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rupert Everett: the real best friend February 18, 2000
Format:VHS Tape
I absolutely love this video. Not only does it offer Julia Roberts the opportunity to play the sort of off-the-wall romantic heroine she's best at (Pretty Woman, Runaway Bride), it also provides us with perspective on two things: being careful what we ask for, and what constitutes real friendship. I contend that her real best friend all the way through this film is Everett. If you watch closely, every scene he's in with her contains the sort of sincere caring and genuine love we all wish we could have from friends...and lovers, for that matter. Not only does he steal every scene he's in with his great comic timing, he manages to imbue his character with great dimensionality and tenderness. Very appealing! I found myself wishing I had a friend like him: one who would say "There may not be marriage; there may not be sex; but, by God, there will be dancing!"
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Fantastic, Feel-Good Romantic Comedy! October 2, 2004
I have always been a fan of Julia Roberts and the movies she stars in - her smile is infectious, it lights up the screen. In 1997, she made a comeback with a starring role in the romantic comedy My Best Friend's Wedding. The film went on to become one of the most successful girly movies of the whole decade, and after watching it earlier tonight on TV, it's not hard to see why. It still holds up seven years later. The comedy is fresh, funky and slick. The plot is nothing original, but it holds up brilliantly because of the film's four main stars. You have Julia Roberts, of course, who is no doubt a future Hollywood legend. Then there's Cameron Diaz in one of her best film roles - not quite topping her sexual cameo in The Mask three years earlier, but still bringing much humour to her role. Rupert Everett and Dermot Mulroney are the two main male actors and also do their roles justice.

Julia Roberts plays Julianne Potter, a fast-talking confident Chicago food critic who used to date Michael O'Neal (Dermot Mulroney) in their college days. They since broke up after nine years and moved apart. They made a pact, however, that if by the age of 28 they both were not married, then they would marry each other. When Julianne receives a call from Michael three weeks before that pact deadline, she assumes he is ringing to get back with her. However, Michael is calling to introduce Julianne to his seemingly wonderful, irritatingly perfect fiancee Kimberly Wallace (Cameron Diaz) and announce their wedding which is taking place in just three days. That leaves Julianne three short days to break up the marriage and win back the man she has only just realised she loved all along. She will either win or lose - that's the conclusion.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing July 29, 2006
I don't get what's so great about this movie. I found it to be a huge let down. This is an ultimately disappointing film despite good performances from all of the leads. The premise is simple, Jules and Mike have a passionate affair in their college days, this then becomes 'best friendship' in no small part due to Jules commitment phobia. One day Jules gets a call from Mike to say that he is getting married in four days and inviting her to the wedding. At this point Jules realizes just how much she really loves Mike and determines to split-up Mike and Kim. The film follows her efforts to do this. However, at every turn she is thwarted by the happy couple who get back together.

This film has the good grace to make Julia Roberts character finally admit that she behaved like a semi-psychopath, but even then that confession is wrapped in pseudo-romantic humour which implies: 'Aw, shucks, well that's OK then.'

Unfortunately not really worth watching. A pity, because it could have been much better, with its unusual take as a non-feelgood romantic comedy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 2 days ago by steven
5.0 out of 5 stars Romantic comedy teaches, "If you love him tell him."
He's engaged to another when his best friend realizes she loves him but It's too late to stop the wedding.
Published 4 days ago by david a. banks
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 6 days ago by JUDITH A. BUTSCHER
5.0 out of 5 stars Very entertaining!
I love this movie! I've watched it at least 20 times through the years. The cast is great but in particular, Rupert Everett shines and really steals in every scene he is in -... Read more
Published 8 days ago by cinsbythesea
5.0 out of 5 stars It's a very good story. An issue i'm sure many have faced
It's a very good story . An issue i'm sure many have faced. To me the example of how friendships are to be. Good and Bad times.
Published 16 days ago by Gaylene Tankersley
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 28 days ago by Mih
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Fun but not fantastic movie. Always a pleasure to watch Julia Roberts and Cameron Diaz is just great.
Published 1 month ago by Patricia A. McGrath
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
One of the worst films I've seen in a long time. Terrible. I felt sorry for the actors.
Published 1 month ago by Aka3
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Great story of love & love lost. Great lines that capture the moment.
Published 1 month ago by Mark of Zen
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great movie, love Julia Roberts!
Published 1 month ago by Linda Ayla
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