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The Best Man (2005)

A guy tries to help his best friend win the attention of the girl of his dreams.

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Big-Time Publisher
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Tania
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Bus Driver
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Mr. Barker

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Storyline

After Olly Pickering and his youth friend and dorm mate Murray graduate, Olly, a promising author, gets a contract and advance, which somehow kills his nerve, even about using urinals. Writer's block forces him to move into professionally successful Murray's Soho (London) spare room and take a crappy job as publishing research assistant. Asked as New York trip friend James's London wedding best man, Oly falls in love at the bachelor party. Alas the flirt turns out to be bride Sarah. Olly would graciously walk away, but sassy Murray keeps arranging, resourcefully, for them to meet and in the process gets on with her bitchy sister. Olly's moral reserve is reconsidered when James admits he isn't monogamous. Written by KGF Vissers

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May the best man win.

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for some language | See all certifications »
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19 January 2006 (Germany)  »

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Best Man, Worst Friend  »

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$11,000,000 (estimated)
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Amy Smart is married to Carter Oosterhouse from HGTV. (2011) See more »

Quotes

Olly Pickering: I've been in love.
Sarah Marie Barker: You have? What was it like?
Olly Pickering: Some people say that the ground falls away beneath you but with me, it was as if I suddenly knew the ground was there, as though I could feel the entire planet right there beneath the soles of my feet.
Olly Pickering: Although I felt the same way when I went up the Empire State Building.
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Connections

References Ladies in Lavender (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Light and Day/Reach for the Sun
Performed by The Polyphonic Spree
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Hits the spot
11 January 2006 | by (London) – See all my reviews

One of those rare movies that makes you laugh, makes you cry and leaves you feeling good. Great performances and a fantastic 'look'- it has definitely joined my list of "must see movies". I had not seen Seth playing Englsih before and he was brilliant and funny. Amy Smart was Smart and gorgeous. Stuart was fab too - why isn't he on the A list yet?

THE PLOT: James (Steve John Shepherd) is to get married to Sarah (Amy Smart), and has asked his old college chum Olly (Stuart Townsend) to be his best man. Olly is delighted, although having suffered from writer's block for the past five years he is worried about composing the speech. His role becomes even more complicated when he starts to develop some affection for the bride-to-be.

Olly's childhood friend Murray (Seth Green) has always borne an animosity towards James. Not only does he encourage Olly's fondness for Sarah, he also sets about trying to sabotage the marriage with some outrageously funny antics.

Throughly enjoyable


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