The Best Man
The Best Man (1999)

In this romantic comedy, a writer finds out the hard way about the consequences of walking a fine line between fiction and real life. Harper (Taye Diggs) is an author whose first novel is soon to be published, just as he's been asked to… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: October 22, 1999
DVD Release Date: February 29, 2000
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Critic Score: 72% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: With a strong cast and a host of well-defined characters, The Best Man is an intelligent, funny romantic comedy that marks an impressive debut for writer/director Malcolm D. Lee.

Teresa Wiltz
Washington Post

Ultimately when it's all said and done, Best Man remains always a groomsman, never a groom: It backs down on its promise to both challenge and entertain, opting instead for the easy laugh--and the pat ending.

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Bob Graham
San Francisco Chronicle

The glossy ensemble cast is consistently interesting.

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Milton Kent
Baltimore Sun

Lee comes at the topics refreshingly, taking the African-American male, one of the least explored groups in film, and placing him under a microscope, not for judgment, but for observation.

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Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader

Viewers who mistake the didacticism for stylistic weakness miss much of the point of this nicely toned movie.

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Jay Carr
Boston Globe

Warm ensemble performance and sophisticated finesse from Lee.

S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media

Entertaining romantic drama ponders commitment, fidelity.

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Time Out

So much for the under-powered plot, from tyro writer/director Malcolm D Lee, to which the tiresome unearthing of nice guy Harper's previous dalliances contributes little.

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Ernest Hardy

The Best Man is phony on every level.

Cynthia Fuchs
Philadelphia City Paper

The wedding weekend entails predictable conflict and resolution, by way of some excellent performances.

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Flixster Audience Score: 86% Flixster User Reviews
Everett Johnson
So last week I got a copy of "Best Man's Holiday". Sat down with my wife to watch it and realized, that I didn't remember anything from the… More
Leo L
A favorite.
Deb S
Taye Diggs is Harper Stewart, a struggling actor who flies to New York to be the best man of his college buddy's wedding and just completed a novel called… More
Ian Walker
Great characters that are instantly identifiable and who many can relate to combine with great direction to tell a story of how friendship can transpire over… More

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