My Best Friend's Wedding Synopsis
A woman (Julia Roberts) tries to ruin her friend's (Dermot Mulroney) marriage plans.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Mark Caro
More thoughtful than advertised. And as a confection, it's less sweet and more flavorful than your average wedding cake. [20 June 1997]
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

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The real casting disaster is Mulroney. His blandness in the role makes it impossible to believe two beautiful women would fight over him.
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
Although there are definite lags here, those "glittering" set-pieces are funny enough (at least one is hilarious) to stave off any prolonged...
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75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Julia Roberts is brighter and spunkier than usual, and Rupert Everett steals the show.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
One of the pleasures of Ronald Bass' screenplay is the way it subverts the usual comic formulas that would fuel a plot like this.
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
The film makers understand that it's possible for a romantic comedy to appeal not only to the heart, but to the mind as well.
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63

USA Today

By Susan Wloszczyna
Mulroney is a drip with not a milliliter of chemistry with either woman. Roberts doesn't really seem to care about him so much as the fact...
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60

Rolling Stone

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Julia Roberts glitters like gold dust, and she is ideally partnered with Rupert Everett, who gives a witty, wicked, bust-out performance.
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60

TV Guide

This amiable comedy may not be hugely sophisticated, but Hogan does manage to make his attractive leads look like complete idiots, no mean...
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
And when [Roberts is] on screen with Mulroney, who seems a frat-house jerk -- all dimples and a perma-tan -- we don't feel much of anything.
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A Classic Movie

By ZaEfron12
For years I have constantly heard everyone saying how good this movie is. So I finally got the chance to see this movie and it proved to be just as entertaining as they said. The opening musical...

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Rated PG-13 | For Language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 12+ A poor imitation of a screwball comedy.
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