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My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997)

My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997)


Julia Roberts
Dermot Mulroney
Cameron Diaz
Rupert Everett

Directed by P.J. Hogan

One of the most outstanding Rom-Com of 1997 was this movie here.

For me one of the most beautiful ladies that ever crossed the screen with elegance, grace and stamina to continue to deliver fantastic performances until now is Julia Roberts.
1990’s Pretty Woman was the movie that many will site as their favorite, mine is this movie here, My Best Friend’s Wedding.

She plays a relate-able character, a woman who wants to be with a man she believes is her soulmate. Well the tale is not that simple. She once used to date this man, but dumped him to chase the independent woman lifestyle.
Here is where the screenplay and the director pulled a rabbit out of the hat in this movie. We can all see that she wants this man because she can no longer have him as hers. She on the other hand cannot see this problem, to her he is meant to be with her and not with Kimmy.

The movie’s cast gelled in such a way that you will believe Rupert Everett (who plays George) and Julia Roberts are actually best friends. The man of the hour is Michael played by Dermot Mulroney. Kimmy was played by Cameron Diaz and she is just that lady that everyone loves. There is nothing wrong with Kimmy she is not perfect that is for sure, but she is madly in love with Michael and will do anything for him.
Jules (Julia Roberts) is also in love with Michael and is ready to sabotage his wedding to Kimmy to get him.

That is what this movie is about. You do not get to feel sorry for Jules because the script has her as a villain. You do not get to hate her also, because you get to see that she is not that bad, she is just afraid to be alone.

The movie was a hit commercial wise and critically it was so well received that it gained many nominations from Award bodies. The movie also has an amazing soundtrack which you can hear all over the movie. Some sang by the cast themselves, note the movie is not a musical and some played in the background.

My Best Friend’s Wedding is my go to movie anytime I need to see Julia at her best and I believe it is one of the best movies she has done. If you have seen this movie before it is not a crime to go buy the DVD and see it again.


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