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The Best Man

  • For he's a jolly good fella... except for that book...

A up-and-coming author is set to be best man at his college buddy's wedding, and arrives to spend the weekend for the wedding. Problem is, he has written a book, and his friends are not impressed, as they all feature in the book, thinly disguised. The most dangerous part is where the main jock's girlfriend sleeps with his best friend. The truth about what actually happened slowly creeps out, with explosive consequences.


118 minutes, No persons under 13 (Language)
Drama, Romance

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Credits
Cast
Taye Diggs, Nia Long, Morris Chestnut, Harold Perrineau Jr., Terrence Dashon Howard
Director
Malcolm D. Lee
ScreenplayMalcolm D. Lee
MusicStanley Clarke
CinematographyFrank Prinzi
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in1999
Produced by40 Acres & a Mule Filmworks

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Ratings
Scale (Max)20
South African Media
The MoviesiteIan Douglas11
Cape ArgusAdrian Monteath5
Cape ArgusNazma Dreyer10
The StarPeter Feldman12
Die BurgerPaul Blom5
Sunday TimesBarry Ronge10
RapportBarrie Hough10
SAFM Saturday WiredAlan Swerdlow9
International Media
eye Weekly (Canada)Malene Arpe5
Box Office (USA)Kevin Courrier1
Rough Cuth (USA)A. Scott Walton13
Total Film (UK)Nev Piere10
Film Review (UK)James Mottram5
IMDB362 Netizens13
Average .. 43%9

Visitor Comments
Ian Douglas: It seems that the US critics expected this to be a comedy, which it is not, and thus they were disappointed. It is a contemporary Black American drama, and as is common for the genre, tries to provide positive role models for said Black Americans. The heart of the story (apart from exploding the wisdom of writing novels which feature your best friends in unflattering situations) is the debate about the double standard prevalent in so much of human society: why is it okay for guys to sleep around, but not for women? The film never really resolves the issue, instead showing the person most religious also to be the most hypocritical. Two critics walked out during the preview, I considered it to be worth watching.

Bridget Morake (31): The movie is just a masterpiece. For a change one has been able to watch real life issues on the box. Nothing was exagerated. It's just perfect and you know what I've watched it twice already and intend to again. Well done, everybody who was involved.


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