Metascore
50

Mixed or average reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 23
  2. Negative: 3 out of 23
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  1. Reviewed by: Leonard Klady
    80
    Ultimately, My Best Friend's Wedding works for some very old-fashioned reasons: It skillfully engages us in the story and its characters. And, for no additional cost, it has something to say about how we live, act, commit and relate.
  2. 75
    One of the pleasures of Ronald Bass' screenplay is the way it subverts the usual comic formulas that would fuel a plot like this.
  3. 75
    The film makers understand that it's possible for a romantic comedy to appeal not only to the heart, but to the mind as well.
  4. Reviewed by: Ruthe Stein
    75
    The real casting disaster is Mulroney. His blandness in the role makes it impossible to believe two beautiful women would fight over him.
  5. 75
    More thoughtful than advertised. And as a confection, it's less sweet and more flavorful than your average wedding cake. [20 June 1997]
  6. Although there are definite lags here, those "glittering" set-pieces are funny enough (at least one is hilarious) to stave off any prolonged yawns.
  7. Julia Roberts is brighter and spunkier than usual, and Rupert Everett steals the show.
  8. Feels repetitive at times, but its star power and willingness to undercut convention come through at the end.
  9. Reviewed by: Sean Means
    70
    Best of all are the supporting players. Everett (who played the Prince of Wales in "The Madness of King George") is smartly urbane, giving a polished refinement to the stereotypical "gay best buddy'' role.
  10. It does effectively recall those bygone days when impossibly attractive, charming, and endearingly flawed characters dressed to kill, smoked like creosote plants, and behaved atrociously on the way to rapturous romantic consummation.
  11. 63
    Mulroney is a drip with not a milliliter of chemistry with either woman. Roberts doesn't really seem to care about him so much as the fact that life is passing her by. Though, that may be the point.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 41 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Sep 1, 2014
    7
    Although it may not have been the ending we were looking for--just like life it is a sweet surprise of a movie. Julia Roberts continues herAlthough it may not have been the ending we were looking for--just like life it is a sweet surprise of a movie. Julia Roberts continues her streak of memorable and top-notch performances. Full Review »
  2. Feb 25, 2011
    1
    Julia Roberts' character is incredibly irritating in the film. The rest of the cast are alright, but Julia manages to get on your nerves andJulia Roberts' character is incredibly irritating in the film. The rest of the cast are alright, but Julia manages to get on your nerves and alienate the audience at the same time. Cameron Diaz is stunning, if annoyingly naive at the same time. Full Review »
  3. EnzoP.
    Aug 3, 2009
    7
    My Best Friend's wedding is clever, funny, entertaining overall a delightful movie. Julia Roberts is dynamite in this film they picked My Best Friend's wedding is clever, funny, entertaining overall a delightful movie. Julia Roberts is dynamite in this film they picked the best person to play as this role. I was expecting it to be much more laugh out loud then how it was. Oh ya almost forgot Rupert Everett also acted terrific. I am totally surprised that someone would give this movie a twenty. Now that makes me want to talk to Stephen Hunter to see why is think this movie is a snore. Sure it wasn't a masterpiece but come on a 20? I guess I might never know what was up Hunter's Butt. My advice to you is to see it but remember this is not an Oscar worthy movie. Full Review »