In addition to its problems with alienating male viewers, the real flaw in My Best Friend's Wedding is the lack of chemistry between the Mulroney and Roberts. While I'd probably be a little shy smooching on Julia, hey, that's no excuse for a seasoned pro. Then there's also the minor detail that the trailer tells the story better than the film -- leaving some gaping plot holes -- but who's quibbling? Roberts is the one to watch here, along with Rupert Everett as her gay editor and co-conspirator in this mess. It's really these two that make this picture fun -- and funny. And it's in Wedding's fall-down funny moments that the picture really shines.
Maybe the most annoying piece of the film is Diaz and her penchant for bawling in every scene. But then again, who's watching her? I always liked the redheads best, anyway.
In a crucial scene, Cameron Diaz attempts to strangle an unsuspecting Julia Roberts with a gold necklace.
Run time: 105 mins
In Theaters: Friday 20th June 1997
Box Office Worldwide: $126.8M
Distributed by: Sony Pictures Entertainment
Production compaines: TriStar Pictures
Contactmusic.com: 3.5 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes: 71%
Fresh: 40 Rotten: 16
IMDB: 6.3 / 10
Director: P.J. Hogan
Screenwriter: Ronald Bass
Starring: Julia Roberts as Julianne Potter, Dermot Mulroney as Michael O'Neal, Cameron Diaz as Kimberly Wallace, Rupert Everett as George Downes, Philip Bosco as Walter Wallace, M. Emmet Walsh as Joe O'Neal, Rachel Griffiths as Samantha Newhouse, Carrie Preston as Mandy Newhouse, Susan Sullivan as Isabelle Wallace, Christopher Masterson as Scotty O'Neal, Raci Alexander as Title Sequence Performer #1, Jennifer Garrett as Title Sequence Performer #2, Kelleia Sheerin as Title Sequence Performer #3, Bree Turner as Title Sequence Performer #4, Cassie Creasy as Flower Girl, Lucina Paquet as Kimmy's Grandma, Aida Baggio as Old Woman #2, Shirley Kelly as Oldest Lady, George Bozonelos as Party Guest, Loretta Paoletti as Party Guest