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My Best Friend's Wedding

Director: P. J. Hogan
Writer: Ronald Bass
Director of Photography:Laszlo Kovacs
Editors:Garth Craven and Lisa Fruchtman
Music:James Newton Howard
Production Designer:Richard Sylbert
Producers:Jerry Zucker and Ronald Bass
TriStar; PG-13; 112 minutes
Release:6/97
Cast:Julia Roberts, Dermot Mulroney, Cameron Diaz and Rupert Everett

Roberts shines once again. She hasn't been this exuberant since Pretty Woman. But unfortunately, My Best Friend's Wedding is a drippy, contrived screwball comedy. Food critic Julianne Potter (Roberts) decides she's in love with her best friend and old boyfriend, Michael O'Neal (Mulroney), four days before his wedding. She uses every dirty trick in the book to break up the happy couple. The trouble is, Michael's flighty fiancée, Kimmy Wallace (Diaz), is absolutely adorable (not to mention loaded). Everett as Julianne's gay boss and confidant runs away with the film.