My Best Friend's Wedding

  • 12
  • P J Hogan (1997)
  • US
  • 104 min
My Best Friend's Wedding
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Film Review
Reviewed By
4 out of 5

This sparkling comedy proved to be a career-resurrecting movie for Julia Roberts, and for once she plays someone who may not get the guy. When she hears her best friend and former lover (Dermot Mulroney) is getting married to Cameron Diaz, Roberts realises she wants to be more than just friends after all. What makes this film - from Muriel's Wedding director PJ Hogan - work so well is that it's not just "The Julia Roberts Show". While she does the bumbling, adorable routine she's best at, the stunning Diaz and superb Rupert Everett (as Roberts's gay friend and accomplice) battle it out for best supporting performance (and both win). You'll cry with laughter when you watch Everett serenade Roberts (in a crowded restaurant) with I Say a Little Prayer. Terrific stuff.

Plot Summary

Romantic comedy starring Julia Roberts, Dermot Mulroney and Cameron Diaz. When food critic Julianne Potter learns that her best friend and ex-lover, sportswriter Michael O'Neal, is getting married, she vows to sabotage the wedding. Thwarted in her initial efforts, she resorts to more underhand methods when she introduces her gay friend George (Rupert Everett) as her fiancé!

Cast and crew


Julianne Potter
Julia Roberts
Michael O'Neal
Dermot Mulroney
Kimmy Wallace
Cameron Diaz
George Downes
Rupert Everett
Walter Wallace
Philip Bosco
Joe O'Neal
M Emmet Walsh
Samantha Newhouse
Rachel Griffiths
Mandy Newhouse
Carrie Preston
Isabelle Wallace
Susan Sullivan
Scotty O'Neal
Christopher Masterson


P J Hogan

Other Information

Theatrical distributor: 
Columbia Tri-Star Films (UK)
Edited for language.
Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Certificate 12