My Best Friend's Wedding Reviews

February 28, 2018
The buoyant, bittersweet "Wedding" puts new fizz in an old form.
January 5, 2018
Although [Hogan] stages most of the scenes in a straightforward way for Friend's Wedding, there are some charming, offbeat touches here. One wishes he'd mined some of the story's kinkier subtexts a bit more, but hey ... this is a commercial-minded flick.
June 20, 2017
A bittersweet, modern-love morsel, this scrumptious drama should touch moviegoers' hearts in this action gorged summer.
February 3, 2009
We don't feel much of anything.
February 3, 2009
The draggy narrative of this 1997 comedy is tough to sit through -- there are even several overproduced musical numbers -- but it does have an intriguing subversive element that I don't want to give away.
February 3, 2009
Anchored by skilled comedienne Julia Roberts, this skewered variation on jealousy and the wrong woman doing battle in the aisles is a winning balance of the familiar and the novel.
Top Critic
February 9, 2006
The film's brazen amorality gradually freezes the smile on your face.
August 29, 2002
A misbegotten attempt to update the genre that only proves the enduring -- if not downright inviolable -- appeal of the boy-meets-girl scenario.
June 18, 2002
[Julia Roberts] is at her vibrant best.
April 12, 2002
Every once in a long while, along comes a refreshing change like My Best Friend's Wedding, a movie whose appeal rests largely on its knack for defying our expectations by riffing off, even undermining, a familiar genre.
May 11, 2001
Roberts puts her heart into this one. Audiences are likely to return the favor.
February 14, 2001
My Best Friend's Wedding feels repetitive at times, but its star power and willingness to undercut convention come through at the end.
January 1, 2000
[An] obtuse, prettily decorative comedy.
January 1, 2000
Emotionally, this is a movie that just doesn't compute. You leave feeling cross, as if you've been tricked.
January 1, 2000
A romantic comedy conspicuously lacking either romance or comedy.
January 1, 2000
A farce-comedy, it must thrive, if it's to do so, on sparkle. But the bubbles are sparse, partly because of Roberts's low fizz level.
January 1, 2000
After too long dulling down in duds like Mary Reilly, [Roberts] dazzles again.
January 1, 2000
In the eleventh hour, a little romance creeps into this distinctly unromantic comedy.
January 1, 2000
My Best Friend's Wedding has a bit of an edge and enough intelligence to keep it from drowning in the kind of mawkish sentimentality that often makes this sort of movie hard-to-swallow.
January 1, 2000
The screenplay has never been on autopilot; it just fooled us into thinking it was, in order to sneak up on the unpredictability.