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Summary A story about best friends, one a single straight woman (Madonna) the other a gay man (Everett). One night they get drunk...she gets pregnant...and the two decide to form a family despite their sexual preferences.

Directed By: John Schlesinger

Written By: Tom Ropelewski

The Next Best Thing
Metascore Generally Unfavorable Based on 31 Critic Reviews
25
User Score Generally Favorable Based on 44 User Ratings
7.7
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Summary A story about best friends, one a single straight woman (Madonna) the other a gay man (Everett). One night they get drunk...she gets pregnant...and the two decide to form a family despite their sexual preferences.

Directed By: John Schlesinger

Written By: Tom Ropelewski

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Metascore
Generally Unfavorable Based on 31 Critic Reviews
25
10% Positive
3 Reviews
23% Mixed
7 Reviews
68% Negative
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Metascore
Generally Unfavorable Based on 31 Critic Reviews
25
10% Positive
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23% Mixed
7 Reviews
68% Negative
21 Reviews

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Generally Favorable Based on 44 User Ratings
7.7
73% Positive
32 Ratings
11% Mixed
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16% Negative
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User Score
Generally Favorable Based on 44 User Ratings
7.7
73% Positive
32 Ratings
11% Mixed
5 Ratings
16% Negative
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Production Company Lakeshore Entertainment, Paramount Pictures
Release Date Mar 3, 2000
Duration 1 h 48 m
Rating PG-13
Tagline He was smart, handsome and single. When her biological clock was running out, he was... the next best thing.
Razzie Awards
• 1 Win & 6 Nominations
The Stinkers Bad Movie Awards
• 2 Wins & 4 Nominations
GLAAD Media Awards
1 Nomination