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Roberts is practically given a higher themed role that deserved better treatment and respect than it got.
My Best Friend's Wedding
The director P. J. Hogan and the writer Ronald Bass seem to have some sort of miscommunication. For the film feels different on paper and looks completely different on screen. It works for the most part of it and that is its only shield. But I am going to give the credit to the performance. And Julia Roberts is leading the pack. It is her humbling nature, her overconfidence and the mistakes between those moments that makes her vulnerable and desperate. Carrying these many baggages, especially the desperation factor of her character that could easily resonate with the audience and this is not something that is going to help, Roberts is still charming.
She owns the goofiness like no one and what you get is basically a one man show put up with determination but ease. And the first half is basically just that. Just her making wrong decision, throwing herself out, fighting and not regretting it at all. And that is why it remains light footed, entertaining and attractive. And then there is this conversation between Roberts and Dermot Mulroney in a stadium where they stand and reminisce about their relationship.
Now Mulroney is speaking in that scene but the camera is focusing on Roberts and how she deals with these arrays of emotion where she is flattered and scared and goofy and intentionally enticing yet sinister and drunk on her evil one dimensional plans. She covers up the screen and takes over each character just as she has in this article of mine. But you shouldn't complain. Roberts is one of those rare actors that fluently embodies a physically comic role and dives entirely into the absurdity of what it demands. My Best Friend's Wedding has everything that shouldn't work. From a compromising marriage to maid of honor that is rooting for something else. But hey, the food is good.
My personal favorite romantic comedy. My favorite Julia Roberts movie
A surprising bittersweet ending for a movie filled with Julia Roberts' beautiful laughter. I wish all rom-coms could be as out-of-the-box as this one.
i've seen this movie maybe a hundred times.. it's a classic, a romantic comedy masterpiece (if such a thing existed)... every scene, every interaction, is perfect... they'll never make movies like this ever again.
Became one of my favorite Rom-coms.
The best romcom movie ever made! With the best movie song ever sung: I Say a Little Prayer for You!
Another one where a gay man is reduced to being a just female accessory. Slightly depressing and Julia Roberts is at her least enjoyable here. Would have been better just focusing on Mulroney and Diaz. Nicely directed though. Great Art Direction.
cute romantic movie, best friend vs bride with a lot of sabotage and wedding gags. its ok. a few very fun scenes.
This movie is my favorite movie of all time .. I have watched over and over again . Although this romance movie doesn't have a happy ending , it is a real life love story that can happen to anyone which makes it so relatible. The actors and actresses where great and it's honestly a great film that will make you cry but teach you a valuable lesson about love.
Two things: Julia Roberts is fabulous as ever in this movie, and you don't always get what you want.