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

P. J. Hogan  |  PG-13 |  DVD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (255 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: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (255 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00005JG6N
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,258 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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice Modern Musical February 17, 2002
First off, this film should have just went ahead and been a full on, singing at the drop of a hat, high kicking musical. I mean, it wanted to be a musical, it kept hinting that it was going to turn into a musical. And it has a very, very, very 1950s charm to it from the references to Rock Hudson and Doris Day flicks to its funny, albiet a little sexist premise.
After multiple viewings of this film, I realize that I only watch it for two reasons, the songs and Rupert Evert, hence my longing for it to be a musical. I'm not a big Julia Roberts fan and the notion of her being a food critic is laughable ... she's borderline aneorexic.
I also couldn't figure out for the life of me why this guy both Julia and Cameron are fighting over in the movie is such a great catch. Once Julia shows up he treats Cameron like she's transparent. He expects his future wife to drop out of school and move miles and miles away for him, live a life of poverty and what he gives up in return is diddly squat. He never acknowledges the fact that an old flame/best friend that looks and acts like Julia Roberts may be difficult for Cameron to deal with but invites the woman to the wedding anyway. And Cameron plays the ultimate doormat. As soon as her fiance says boo, she's babbling and crying and doing anything to patch things up ... like give up her entire life. But she playing a naieve and 20-year-old. Her character will come to her senses when she divorces him two years later.
Needless to say, if we're just going on the sheer psychology of the thing, this marriage is doomed from jump. In the real world he'd end up cheating on her with Julia anyway and Cameron would grow to hate and loathe her husband because she gave up so much to get so little in return.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 5 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 14 days 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 19 days ago by Aka3
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Great story of love & love lost. Great lines that capture the moment.
Published 25 days ago by Mark of Zen
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great movie, love Julia Roberts!
Published 26 days ago by Linda Ayla
5.0 out of 5 stars My Best Friends Wedding
I really enjoyed this movie. Julia Roberts is a really good actress. Also liked the meaning behind the plot in this movie. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Victoria L Stubbe
5.0 out of 5 stars Why I love it
I have seen this about ten time and I am a big fan of Julia Roberts and I would tell everyone to buy it
Published 1 month ago by trevanorman
2.0 out of 5 stars She wants to ruin the wedding and steal the groom for herself
A lot of innuendo and it is all about Julia Roberts character trying to foil and ruin things between her best friend and his fiance so they will call of the wedding because she... Read more
Published 1 month ago by M. Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars Has turned into a classic- one of the best
Love it- watch it more than once cause it's so much fun - the cast is fantastic just like the movie
Published 1 month ago by Cal Turner
4.0 out of 5 stars Dysfunctional Career Woman discovers who's her true Best Friend
Awkward moments turn into humor as Julia Roberts gets territorial with a guy she kept on the string too long. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Patrick Power
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