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  • Summary: Best friends since college, Jules (Roberts) and Michael (Mulroney) made a pact that if neither had found someone to love by the age of 28, they would marry each other. Now it's their 28th year of life, and Michael just popped the question. There's only one problem: he popped it to someone else. (Sony Pictures Entertainment) Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 23
  2. Negative: 3 out of 23
  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. 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.
  3. 75
    More thoughtful than advertised. And as a confection, it's less sweet and more flavorful than your average wedding cake. [20 June 1997]
  4. Reviewed by: David Ansen
    60
    A romantic comedy for an era of diminished expectations.
  5. Reviewed by: Staff (Not Credited)
    60
    This amiable comedy may not be hugely sophisticated, but Hogan does manage to make his attractive leads look like complete idiots, no mean achievement in image-obsessed Hollywood.
  6. 40
    As [Roberts'] gay best friend, Rupert Everett is the only one with any backbone, any sense of humor or any decent lines.
  7. Poor Roberts, pretty and perky as the day is long, hasn't a hoot in hell of bringing Julianne off. She's simply not actress enough, she doesn't have that suppleness that would enable her to sell the complexity of emotion, the jealousy, the irrationality, the meanness and the intelligence.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. 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 and alienate the audience at the same time. Cameron Diaz is stunning, if annoyingly naive at the same time. Expand

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