History Film / MyBestFriendsWedding

20th Jan '17 7:49:13 PM Mdumas43073
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A 1997 RomanticComedy starring Creator/JuliaRoberts and Creator/CameronDiaz. Julia Roberts plays Julianne Potter, a restaurant critic from New York who, turning 28, realizes she's getting dangerously close to being stale OldMaid. In college, her best friend, Michael O' Neal, and she made a pact that the two of them [[FallbackMarriagePact would marry if neither of them were married by the time they reached 28]]. He calls close to her birthday... only to tell her that he's found a pretty, wealthy, cheerful young bride in the person of Kimberly Wallace (Cameron Diaz), who wants her to be her maid of honor. She heads to Chicago, to not only become said maid, but also [[RelationshipSabotage sabotage the wedding]] and get Michael for herself. HilarityEnsues.

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A 1997 RomanticComedy directed by P.J. Hogan, starring Creator/JuliaRoberts and Creator/CameronDiaz. Julia Roberts plays Creator/CameronDiaz.

Julianne Potter, Potter (Roberts) is a restaurant critic from New York who, turning 28, realizes she's getting dangerously close to being a stale OldMaid. In college, college she and her best friend, Michael O' Neal, and she Neal (Dermot Mulroney), had made a pact that the two of them [[FallbackMarriagePact would marry each other if neither of them were married by the time they reached 28]]. He calls close to her birthday... only to tell her that he's found a pretty, wealthy, cheerful young bride in the person of Kimberly Wallace (Cameron Diaz), (Diaz), who wants her to be her maid of honor. She heads to Chicago, to not only become said maid, but also try and [[RelationshipSabotage sabotage the wedding]] and get Michael for herself. HilarityEnsues.
29th Oct '16 5:30:23 PM Tidal_Wave_17
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* IgnoredEpiphany: There are several moments during the film where Julianne appears to realize how awful the things she is doing are, but they don't really stick until the end.
9th May '16 10:13:06 AM furiousstyles21
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The film opened, embarrassingly, behind ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'' in theaters. It did receive mostly positive reviews, though.

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The film opened, embarrassingly, behind ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'' in theaters. theaters, but went on to make nearly $300 million at the box office. It did receive also received mostly positive reviews, though.
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10th Nov '15 1:57:02 PM Morgenthaler
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21st Sep '15 8:50:05 AM ChaoticNovelist
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** George pretty much tell Julianne right off the bat he doesn't approve of what she's doing when she ropes him into her scheme. It's implied he deliberately overdoes the acting while posing as her boyfriend in the hopes Julianne will come to her senses.

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** George pretty much tell tells Julianne right off the bat he doesn't approve of what she's doing when she ropes him into her scheme. It's implied he deliberately overdoes the acting while posing as her boyfriend in the hopes Julianne will come to her senses.
20th Sep '15 10:09:47 AM Retro7
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* BittersweetEnding: Julianne gives up on Michael and he goes on to marry Kimberly. While she's happy for him and his new wife, is visibly saddened that she [[DidNotGetTheGirl did not get the guys she's been fawning over since college]]. However George, probably sensing this, quickly books a flight back to Chicago from London and arrives at the reception to come cheer her up.

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* BittersweetEnding: Julianne gives up on Michael and he goes on to marry Kimberly. Kimberly, making amends to both for her actions. While she's happy for him and his new wife, the two, is visibly saddened that she [[DidNotGetTheGirl did not get the guys guy she's been fawning over since college]]. However George, probably sensing this, quickly books a flight back to Chicago from London and arrives at the reception to come cheer her up.



* WhatTheHellHero: As said before, the script does not try to pass Julianne's actions as acceptable, and that goes double for the characters after she [[spoiler: kisses Michael.]] Which leads to a rather funny scene in a ladies bathroom:

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As said before, the script does not try to pass Julianne's actions as acceptable, and that goes double for the characters after she [[spoiler: kisses Michael.]] Which leads to a rather funny scene in a ladies bathroom:


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** George pretty much tell Julianne right off the bat he doesn't approve of what she's doing when she ropes him into her scheme. It's implied he deliberately overdoes the acting while posing as her boyfriend in the hopes Julianne will come to her senses.
20th Sep '15 10:03:01 AM Retro7
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* BittersweetEnding: Julianne gives up on Michael and he goes on to marry Kimberly. Their last scenes are very happy. Julianne's last scene is dancing with her GayBestFriend.

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* BittersweetEnding: Julianne gives up on Michael and he goes on to marry Kimberly. Their last scenes are very happy. Julianne's last scene While she's happy for him and his new wife, is dancing with visibly saddened that she [[DidNotGetTheGirl did not get the guys she's been fawning over since college]]. However George, probably sensing this, quickly books a flight back to Chicago from London and arrives at the reception to come cheer her GayBestFriend.up.
22nd Aug '15 6:58:06 PM vifetoile
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** Averted regarding Julianne, who shows clear signs of being a psycho bitch through the film (which are at first concealed by our expectations of the genre), and the script is ''not'' shy about how bitchy she is... [[TropesArenotBad But that]] [[JustifiedTrope is the point.]] Julianne [[WhatTheHellHero gets chewed out for her actions]]. The GayBestFriend constantly tells her that her idea is stupid, the NiceGuy is upset when Hell breaks loose, and [[spoiler: when the VillainProtagonist has to confront TheOjou on the shit she did to her, ''all'' the women in the scene side with said Ojou and call the other girl "bitch", "slut" and "couple breaker" in the most hilariously awesome way ever possible.]]

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** Averted regarding Julianne, who shows clear signs of being a psycho bitch through the film (which are at first concealed by our expectations of the genre), and the script is ''not'' shy about how bitchy she is... [[TropesArenotBad But that]] [[JustifiedTrope is the point.]] Julianne [[WhatTheHellHero gets chewed out for her actions]]. The GayBestFriend constantly tells her that her idea is stupid, the NiceGuy is upset when Hell breaks loose, and [[spoiler: when the VillainProtagonist Julianne has to confront TheOjou Kim on the shit she did to her, ''all'' the women in the scene side with said Ojou Kim and call the other girl Julianne "bitch", "slut" and "couple breaker" in the most hilariously awesome way ever possible.]]
12th Aug '15 9:19:21 PM KJMackley
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* RomanticFalseLead: One expects the two leads to hook up and the third to be a DisposableFiance, but that is not the case here.

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* RomanticFalseLead: The subversion of this ends up being the crux of the story. One expects the two leads to hook up as VictoriousChildhoodFriend and the third to be a DisposableFiance, but that is not the case here.
12th Aug '15 8:33:00 AM XFllo
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* SpoiledSweet: Kim is TheOjou and also a NiceGirl.
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