My Best Friend’s Wedding

Year: 1997
Production Co: Tristar Pictures
Director: P J Hogan
Producer: Jerry Zucker
Cast: Julia Roberts, Dermot Mulroney, Cameron Diaz, Rupert Everett, Rachel Griffiths
P J Hogan was like an Australian Stanley Kubrick. Except not very good. After conquering the world with Muriel's Wedding he turned up in this lacklustre rom-com, which had little point in existing except to showcase Julia Roberts' return to the mainstream world, and then went on to the Peter Pan remake, which after huge fanfare turned out a cheap retread. But in fourteen years they've been his only films of note.

Roberts and best buddy (Mulroney) are inseparable in a Harry and Sally, Seinfeld kind of way. Then he falls for flighty, cutesy Cameron Diaz and she realises she wants him instead and always has.

Cure lots of soul searching with the very 90s gay friend (Everett), wedding shenanigans, comic romantic set-ups and payoffs, and the result is a Hollywood hack job that could have been done much cheaper, most of the $46m budget obviously going to the overpaid star duo of Roberts and Diaz.

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