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My Best Friend's Wedding
A woman realizes that friends can be lovers, but now has to convince the friend in question in this romantic comedy. Michael O'Neal (Dermot Mulroney) and Julianne Potter (Julia Roberts) were romantically involved in college, and after breaking up, they have managed to remain close friends. For years, Julianne and Michael have had a pledge that if both were single when they turned 28, they would get married. Shortly before her 28th birthday, Julianne is lamenting the sad state of her love life when she gets a call from Michael, who announces that he has important news. Julianne is convinced… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 71%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"We don't feel much of anything."
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"The film's brazen amorality gradually freezes the smile on your face."
‑ , Time Out
"A poor imitation of a screwball comedy."
‑ Heather Boerner, Common Sense Media
"The Roberts audiences knew and loved is back--not only has the smile returned, but also the glow, the joy of performance."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"A cheeky comedy that rates at least three bouquets."
‑ Thomas Delapa, Boulder Weekly
"The draggy narrative of this 1997 comedy is tough to sit through -- there are even several overproduced musical numbers -- but it does have an intriguing subversive element that I don't want to give away."
‑ Lisa Alspector, Chicago Reader
"A misbegotten attempt to update the genre that only proves the enduring -- if not downright inviolable -- appeal of the boy-meets-girl scenario."
‑ Rita Kempley, Washington Post
"Hogan's follow-up to Muriel's Wedding rolls smoothly over the bumps in the plot, oiled by a witty acerbic script and strong central performances."
‑ , Film4
"For those of us not so enthralled with Ms. Roberts, you'll have to endure the movie, but will be mildly entertained with good, old music and some stellar comedy provided almost entirely by Rupert Everett."
‑ Robin Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"A romantic comedy significantly darker, more realistic and more intelligent than Hollywood examples of the same genre."
‑ Dragan Antulov,
"Anchored by skilled comedienne Julia Roberts, this skewered variation on jealousy and the wrong woman doing battle in the aisles is a winning balance of the familiar and the novel."
‑ Leonard Klady, Variety
"[Julia Roberts] is at her vibrant best."
‑ Ruthe Stein, San Francisco Chronicle
"This amiable comedy may not be hugely sophisticated, but Hogan does manage to make his attractive leads look like complete idiots, no mean achievement in image-obsessed Hollywood."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"A romantic comedy that is both mawkish and subversive."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"This delightful comedy about love, friendship and the hazards of lying comes not a moment too soon for anyone overwhelmed by the current glut of summer movie mayhem."
‑ Jim Shelby, Palo Alto Weekly
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