Best Man Down 2013 PG-13 CC

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(28) IMDb 6.5/10
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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 ...

Starring:
Justin Long, Jessica Weixler
Runtime:
1 hour 30 minutes

Available in HD on supported devices.

Best Man Down

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Comedy
Director Ted Koland
Starring Justin Long, Jessica Weixler
Supporting actors Tyler Labine, Addison Timlin, Shelley Long, Frances O'Connor, Evan Jones, Michael Landes, Peter Syvertsen, James Detmar, Jane Hammill, Claudia Wilkens, Sasha Andreev, Sara Marsh, Corey Anderson, Emil Herrera, Sarah Colbert, Barbara Kingsley, Jim Lichtscheidl, Mary Lou Carlson
Studio Magnolia Pictures
MPAA rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Sheryl Fechter on March 10, 2014
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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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gift Card on March 16, 2014
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Highly recommended. Great cast, very kind storyline. Dark, sad, yet happily ever after. You wont be disappointed for getting to know Lumpy. The cast did an amazing job. Am surprised this movie didn't get more attention.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Stephanie Ingwersen on November 2, 2013
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Touches your heart on different levels. Really brings you into the story and let's you connect with the characters. You will laugh and cry.
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1 of 1 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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"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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By Cindy M on June 10, 2014
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This one surprised me by being better than I expected. I thought it would be more of a flip, comedic show and it was better than that. I bought it for light entertainment on a road trip and decided to keep it to watch again.
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I would never characterize this as a romantic comedy--instead it is a poignant look at love and friendship and secrets, transcending age, profession and circumstance. This is by far the best role Tyler Labine (as Lumpy) has ever played. His characterization was spot on, striking just the right note in situations that could otherwise come off as buffoony or even creepy. He is able to bring out a necessary note of sadness and vulnerability--making you feel for the guy even before you know what is really going on--not an easy thing to do. I believe the ads are deliberately misleading (especially given the roles Tyler Labine usually plays)--allowing the film (and his character) to have even more of an emotional impact. The leads are all well played--all deserving praise in their roles as they play out this well-written, thoughtful script. This movie was a pleasant surprise--far different, and much more than I was expecting. Well worth watching. I hope this film gets the recognition it deserves.
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