Best Man Down (2013)
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When their obnoxious and over-served best man, Lumpy (Tyler Labine) unexpectedly dies at their destination wedding in Phoenix, bride and groom Kristin (Jess Weixler) and Scott (Justin Long) are forced to cancel their honeymoon and fly home to the snowy Midwest to arrange for his funeral. But getting Lumpy's body back to Minneapolis is just the start of their adventure, as the well-intended sacrifice surprises at every turn. And when the newlyweds' path leads them to a fifteen year-old girl
Nov 8, 2013 Limited
Magnolia Pictures - Official Site
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Mary Lou Carlson
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There were many directions in which writer-director Ted Koland could take this story - dead guy at the wedding, new marriage tested by extreme circumstances, a friend's hidden life - but none of his choices are remotely interesting.
... broad and obvious comedy that never generates many laughs or captures a consistent tone.
Perhaps there's a different cut of Best Man Down out there somewhere, one that's patient and sincere. In its current state, the movie seldom penetrates, playing like a highlight reel of initial intentions.
The comic scenes are hackneyed and predictable, but "Best Man Down" turns out to have a heart as big as its title character.
While it tries to relate a story about the sloppiness of life, the way best-laid plans can go wrong in an instant, its script is neatly and tidily structured.
A slight, but sweet and surprisingly touching combination of mournful romance, coming-of-age picture and friend-I-never-really-knew drama.
Best Man Down strikes a blissful tonal mix that turns one man's death into another man's enlightening journey, as both Justin Long and Tyler Labine flex their dramatic acting muscles.
When your film's most compelling character dies in the first five minutes, your film has a problem.
The movie's tearjerking core starts to get buried beneath needless distractions.
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