Monday, August 19, 2019
My Best FriendÃ¢â¬â¢s Wedding :: Film Movies
My Best FriendÃ¢â¬â¢s Wedding My Best FriendÃ¢â¬â¢s Wedding is a romantic comedy with a guide to sabotaging your old beauÃ¢â¬â¢s nuptials. When she broke up with Michael (Dermot Mulroney), her boyfriend in college, Julianne made him her new best friend and security blanket. They made a pactÃ¢â¬âif they were still single at 28, theyÃ¢â¬â¢d marry each other. Now theyÃ¢â¬â¢re almost 28. And Michael, a sports writer, is in Chicago and wants Julianne to call him. She is touched and nervous. She has always really loved the guy but heÃ¢â¬â¢s not calling to propose. HeÃ¢â¬â¢s calling to explain heÃ¢â¬â¢s engaged to be married in three days to a junior at the University of Chicago who is willing to drop out of college and sacrifice her own aspirations as an architect to support his career because she is devotedly in love with him. Julia Roberts makes you feel so guilty for rooting for her character, as she is a confident restaurant critic who panics after hearing friend and ex-flame Michael is getting hitched. JulianneÃ¢â¬â¢sÃ¢â¬âor how Michael considers her, JulesÃ¢â¬âstrategy is simple: put on a happy face, pretend to go along and destroy from within. Kimmy (Cameron Diaz) knows sheÃ¢â¬â¢s got a remarkable opponent, and her strategy is to befriend Jules. Ã¢â¬Å"You win. Ã¢â¬Å"HeÃ¢â¬â¢s got you on a pedestal and me in his arms.Ã¢â¬ She asks Jules to be her maid of honor since all her female relatives are supposed sluts and mostly because she wants to keep her eye on Jules so she doesnÃ¢â¬â¢t get her grips on her man. Jules stoops to evil means worthy of a minor Batman villain: She fakes an engagement to George (her guy friend played by Rupert Everett), forges a brutal, sneaky, and really mean email from the brideÃ¢â¬â¢s rich daddy (who owns the White Sox and a cable television empire) to the editor of MichaelÃ¢â¬â¢s sports magazine that could ruin Michael career, and forces her trusting and tuneless rival princess to perform in a karaoke barÃ¢â¬âouch! You never thought that innocent and loving Julia Robert would not be the heroine of this movie or any movie. She is willing to fight dirty to steal another womanÃ¢â¬â¢s man. My Best FriendÃ¢â¬â¢s Wedding may be a flick for chicks, but it foils some of the common expectations of romantic comedies. It manages to keep alive the mystery of who will end up with whom. Things arenÃ¢â¬â¢t as clear-cut as they initially seem to be.