• My Best Friend's Wedding (1997)

My Best Friend's Wedding

Release Date: 1997

DVD Release Date: December 9th, 1997

PG-13 |1 hr 45 min

Plot Summary

Childhood friends Julianne Potter (Julia Roberts) and Michael O'Neal (Dermot Mulroney) had a deal to marry each other if they were still single by age 28. Now, four days before her 28th birthday, O'Neil announces that he's marrying a gorgeous 20-year-old named Kimberly (Cameron Diaz). Suddenly realizing that she's actually in love with him, Julianne vows to stop the wedding at all costs. However, when she is appointed maid of honor, things get even more complex.

Cast: Julia Roberts, Dermot Mulroney, Cameron Diaz, Rupert Everett, Philip Bosco, M. Emmet Walsh, Rachel Griffiths, Carrie Preston

Director: P.J. Hogan

Genres: Romantic comedy

Production Co: TriStar Pictures

Keywords: Amusing, Rivalry, Best friend, Lighthearted, 1990s, Melodramatic, Friendship, Sacrifice, Love triangle, Marriage, Love

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Mark CaroChicago Tribune

    More thoughtful than advertised. And as a confection, it's less sweet and more flavorful than your average wedding cake. [20 June 1997]

  • 75
    David SterrittChristian Science Monitor

    Julia Roberts is brighter and spunkier than usual, and Rupert Everett steals the show. show more

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    One of the pleasures of Ronald Bass' screenplay is the way it subverts the usual comic formulas that would fuel a plot like this. show more

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Nominated Music (Original Music or Comedy Score)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical