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

Essentially an old-fashioned romantic comedy with a few dark twists, My Best Friend's Wedding marks the return of Julia Roberts to the genre. She plays Julianne Potter, a writer of culinary guides. As her 28th birthday draws near,… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: June 20, 1997
DVD Release Date: December 9, 1997
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Critic Score: 72% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Thanks to a charming performance from Julia Roberts and a subversive spin on the genre, My Best Friend's Wedding is a refreshingly entertaining romantic comedy.

Duane Byrge
Hollywood Reporter

A bittersweet, modern-love morsel, this scrumptious drama should touch moviegoers' hearts in this action gorged summer.

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Leonard Klady

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.

Heather Boerner
Common Sense Media

A poor imitation of a screwball comedy.

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

We don't feel much of anything.

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Time Out

The film's brazen amorality gradually freezes the smile on your face.

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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.

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Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader

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.

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Rita Kempley
Washington Post

A misbegotten attempt to update the genre that only proves the enduring -- if not downright inviolable -- appeal of the boy-meets-girl scenario.

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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 achievement in image-obsessed Hollywood.

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
Manu Gino
A comedy about finding your heart and losing your head. Saw it again! Great Film! As usual, Julia Roberts' acting was great. Cameron Diaz was charismatic.… More
Veronique Kwak
i watched lots of 90s chic flicks during adolescence due to my sister, and "my best friend's wedding" is one of them...even now i still think… More
Kevin M. Williams
What's interesting here is that Roberts, the ex-girlfriend (at the wedding only to break it up), is someone smart, charming and "totally above such… More
Lenny Muggsy
Julia Roberts was solid in the 90's, real solid.
Bethany Murphy
A classic! A must see!
Thomas Bowler
even though it makes use of a very tired old storyline of breaking someone elses wedding in order to go out with the guy yourself, it still works, somehow.… More