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My Best Friend’s Wedding

December 3rd, 2008 by Rebecca Harper Editor

Does the woman always get her man? As today’s Hulu for the Holidays flick progresses, you’re never quite sure. In My Best Friend’s Wedding, Julia Roberts stars as Julianne, a food critic who realizes she’s in love with her BFF, Michael (Dermot Mulroney), just days before he’s expected to walk down the aisle.

And so Julianne flies off to Chicago in hopes of calling off the wedding, but like any good romantic comedy, things get in the way. First, Michael’s near-perfect fiancé, Kimmy (Cameron Diaz) stuns Julianne when she asks her to be the maid of honor just minutes after meeting her. What follows is a series of mishaps as a manipulative Julianne attempts to show Michael she’s Ms. Right, and Kimmy is oh-so-wrong.

What makes My Best Friend’s Wedding stand up even today is the script, full of memorable dialogue like this conversation between Julianne and Kimmy:

“He doesn’t want crème brûlée, he wants something else. … He wants Jell-O… Jell-O makes him comfortable.”

“I could be Jell-O.”

“No, crème brûlée could never be Jell-O.”

And then there’s the still-quotable “I’ve got moves you’ve never seen,” uttered by Julianne as she brings Michael and his family beers at a baseball game. My Best Friend’s Wedding is a fun glimpse at Julia Roberts doing what she does best, marking an upswing in her career as she transitioned from films like Michael Collins and Mary Reilly to Notting Hill, Runaway Bride and Erin Brockovich.

There’s another movie in store for tomorrow, when our Hulu for the Holidays pick follows some East End lads who wind up in trouble after a high stakes card game goes bad. It’s bound to be one of our more popular picks, thanks in part to a director who’s been in the headlines lately.

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