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PG-13| 1 hr. 48 min.

Plot Summary
Abbie (Madonna) and Robert (Rupert Everett) are best friends with so much in common and miserable luck in love. They would make the perfect couple, but one thing prevents them from looking to each other for romance -- Robert is gay. A day comes, however, when too many cocktails and a twist of fate takes them to a new level of intimacy... and turns them into parents. Theirs may not be the perfect family -- but it is the next best thing.

Cast: Rupert Everett , Madonna , Benjamin Bratt , Michael Vartan , Josef Sommer , Lynn Redgrave , Malcolm Stumpf , Neil Patrick Harris

Director: John Schlesinger

Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

The Next Best Thing (2000)

Release Date: March 3rd, 2000|1 hr. 48 min.

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  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Essentially an old-fashioned weepie gussied up for Y2K. show more

  • 25
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    That's a few too many agendas for one film. show more

  • 50
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    Funny how Madonna borrows Everett, Julia Roberts' gay pal from "My Best Friend's Wedding," and Bratt, Roberts' real-life beau, to be her co-stars. If only she could borrow her talent. show more

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