4.6/10
10,358
162 user 85 critic

The Next Best Thing (2000)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 3 March 2000 (USA)
Trailer
2:09 | Trailer

On Disc

at Amazon

Abbie, tired of failed relationships, has a one-night-stand with her gay friend; they agree to raise the resulting baby together.

Director:

John Schlesinger

Writer:

Tom Ropelewski (as Thomas Ropelewski)
3 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

The life of an uptight tax lawyer turns chaotic when he is asked to escort a young woman newly released from prison, who persuades him to help prove her innocence.

Director: James Foley
Stars: Madonna, Griffin Dunne, Haviland Morris
Evita (1996)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The hit musical based on the life of Evita Duarte, a B-picture Argentinian actress who eventually became the wife of Argentinian president Juan Perón, and the most beloved and hated woman in Argentina.

Director: Alan Parker
Stars: Madonna, Jonathan Pryce, Antonio Banderas
Super Bowl XLVI Halftime Show (TV Special 2012)
Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

After 320 hours of rehearsals, pop star Madonna delivers an astonishing show during which she performs a medley of her hits and her new single "Give Me All Your Luvin'", with guests LMFAO, ... See full summary »

Director: Hamish Hamilton
Stars: Madonna, Sofia Boutella, Andrew Boyce
Adventure | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  

Shanghai, 1938: A missionary/Madonna hires a man/S.Penn to help her find 1100 lbs. opium lost, as wounded need the morphine. Chemistry?

Director: Jim Goddard
Stars: Sean Penn, Madonna, Paul Freeman
Madonna: The MDNA Tour (TV Special 2013)
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Madonna returns to stadiums and arenas for her ninth tour, and the highest grossing tour of 2012! EPIX is proud to exclusively broadcast this thrilling, dazzling, cutting edge and controversial concert. In HD.

Directors: Mark Ritchie, Stéphane Sennour, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Madonna, Kevin Antunes, Monte Pittman
Short | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The video was directed by the French duo Julien Choquart and Camille Hirigoyen, together known as J.A.C.K. It was edited by Danny B.Tull, styled by B. Akerlund and choreographed by Megan ... See full summary »

Directors: Julien Choquart, Camille Hirigoyen
Stars: Madonna
Madonna: Ghosttown (Video 2015)
Short | Music | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A music video for Madonna's song 'Ghosttown'.

Director: Jonas Åkerlund
Stars: Madonna, Terrence Howard
Documentary | Music | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Filmed in Buenos Aires, over four days in front of more than 256,000 fans, 'Sticky & Sweet' captures the most successful live show ever by an artist.

Directors: Nathan Rissman, Nick Wickham, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Madonna, Kevin Antunes, Monte Pittman
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Madonna: Rebel Heart Tour spans all decades of the iconic superstar's illustrious career, including songs from Rebel Heart to classic fan favorites like "Material Girl" and "Holiday." ... See full summary »

Directors: Nathan Rissman, Danny Tull, and 3 more credits »
Stars: Madonna, Kevin Antunes, Kupono Aweau
Short | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The video for the song was shot by fashion photographers Mert and Marcus, who previously worked with Madonna for the photo-magazine for Interview magazine and photo shoots for the MDNA ... See full summary »

Directors: Mert Alas, Mert & Marcus, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Brad Alphonso, Rob Evans, Kazaky
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Chronicles Madonna's 2004 Re-Invention World Tour and "new" Madonna

Directors: Jonas Åkerlund, Dago Gonzales
Stars: Madonna, Stuart Price, Steve Sidelnyk
Short | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

The video begins with four young girls in outfits inspired by Madonna's iconic "Like a Virgin" performance at the 1984 MTV Video Music Awards, who mime the opening lines of the song. ... See full summary »

Director: Jonas Åkerlund
Stars: Madonna, David Banda, Beyoncé
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Madonna ... Abbie Reynolds
Rupert Everett ... Robert Whittaker
Benjamin Bratt ... Ben Cooper
Illeana Douglas ... Elizabeth Ryder
Michael Vartan ... Kevin Lasater
Josef Sommer ... Richard Whittaker
Malcolm Stumpf Malcolm Stumpf ... Sam
Lynn Redgrave ... Helen Whittaker
Neil Patrick Harris ... David
Mark Valley ... Cardiologist
Suzanne Krull ... Annabel
Stacy Edwards ... Finn
John Carroll Lynch ... Abbie's Lawyer
Fran Bennett Fran Bennett ... Judge Tracey Bennett
Ricki Lopez Ricki Lopez ... Angel
Edit

Storyline

A comedy-drama about best friends - one a straight woman, Abbie, the other a gay man, Robert - who decide to have a child together. Five years later, Abbie falls in love with a straight man and wants to move away with her and Robert's little boy Sam, and a nasty custody battle ensues. Written by TexGuy <madonnafan@webtv.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Best friends make the best mistakes. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements, sexual content, partial nudity and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

3 March 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Red Curtain See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,870,387, 5 March 2000

Gross USA:

$14,990,582

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$24,362,772
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TV)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The house that Rupert Everett stays at is actually Cecil B. DeMille's old house. See more »

Goofs

Near the end of the film, when Robert is talking to Ben across the street of Sam's school, Robert's head keeps changing positions between shots. In one shot he is looking toward Ben and in another shot he is looking at the school, then it goes back to the other shot when hes looking at Ben. See more »

Quotes

Robert's Mother: Do you remember that gloomy old grandpa that I told you about. The one who only comes out at night?
[Sam shakes his head yes]
Robert's Mother: Well, he's here.
Sam: Smelling salts. Smelling salts.
[Pretends to faint]
Sam: Grandma, why aren't you fainting with me?
See more »

Connections

References Annie Get Your Gun (1950) See more »

Soundtracks

Miracle
Written by Tim Kellett and Robin Taylor-Firth
Performed by Olive
Courtesy of BMG Entertainment International U.K. and Ireland Ltd.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

one of the worst
27 August 2001 | by ajdagreatSee all my reviews

Seeing this movie is the next best thing to having your intestines removed with a teaspoon. I never was a big Madonna fan (Like a virgin, touched for the very first time...), but I never thought she could be THIS bad. I stopped caring about all these characters within 15 minutes into the movie, and the only people I sympathized with were myself and any other suckers who paid to see this movie. It's just plain stupid. It's not funny, it's not dramatic, it's not believable - people don't act like this! It's ludicrously bad and all copies should be BURNED.


5 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 162 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed