Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Wedding Movies We Love: My Best Friend's Wedding

Without a doubt, "My Best Friend's Wedding" is the definition of a great romantic comedy.  Every time we watch, we laugh, we cry, and we sing along with the ridiculously good soundtrack.  Julia Roberts (and her signature unruly auburn mop) stars as Julianne Potter career-minded food critic who discovers that her long time pal, sportswriter Michael O'Neil (Dermot Mulroney) has met and plans to marry Kimberly Wallace (a super-young Cameron Diaz) an architecture student from a wealthy Chicago family who is only 20 years old.

Julianne decides that Michael has been the guy for her all along - the two had shared "one hot night" several years before and had promised each other should they both be unmarried at age 28 (sort of young for this last-ditch type of agreement, but we'll go with it) they would marry each other.  With the wedding just four days away, Julianne boards a plane to Chicago with plans to win back Michael's heart and send Kimberly, her pearls, and her newscaster coif back to the architecture studio.

Upon their first meeting, Kimberly's requests Julianne to be her maid-of honor.  Even while fulfilling her MOH duties like squeezing into a lavender satin dress and hosting a bridal tea, Julianne comes up with several plots to try to split up the about-to-be married couple, including an ill fated karaoke performance and an appearance by her gay best friend, George (Rupert Everett) posing as her own fiance to try to make Michael jealous.  Hilarity ensues.

"Although you quite correctly sense that he is... gay... like most devastatingly handsome single men of his age are, you think... what the hell. Life goes on. Maybe there won't be marriage... maybe there won't be sex... but, by God, there will be dancing." - George's classic line

In case you're reading this and you're one of the three remaining women on earth who haven't seen this movie, we won't reveal the ending - but we will lend you our copy! (we have DVD and VHS)

1 comment:

  1. Amazing flim, my best friends wedding. Really loving it. I saw this movie in India


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