My Best Friend's Wedding Movie Review
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.