My Best Friends Wedding | 1997

Directed by: P.J. Hogan

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Main Plot

"My Best Friend's Wedding" is a romantic comedy directed by P.J. Hogan. The story revolves around Julianne, a successful food critic, who realizes she is in love with her best friend, Michael, just as he announces his engagement to another woman, Kimmy. Determined to win him back, Julianne concocts a plan to sabotage the wedding. With the help of her gay friend, George, she tries to make Michael jealous and question his feelings for Kimmy. However, as the wedding day approaches, Julianne starts to question her own motives and wonders if she truly wants Michael to be happy, even if it means losing him forever. The film explores themes of friendship, love, and self-discovery, leading to unexpected twists and emotional revelations.

Characters

  • Julianne Potter, a food critic, realizes she's in love with her best friend, Michael, and tries to sabotage his wedding to another woman.
  • Dermot Mulroney's character in My Best Friend's Wedding is Michael O'Neal, who is the best friend and love interest of the main character, Julianne Potter.
  • Cameron Diaz's character in My Best Friend's Wedding is Kimberly Wallace, who is the younger sister of Julianne's best friend and becomes engaged to Julianne's love interest.

Ending Explained

In the ending of "My Best Friend's Wedding," Julianne, a food critic, realizes that she is in love with her best friend, Michael, who is about to marry another woman named Kimmy. Julianne had initially planned to sabotage the wedding to win Michael back, but as the day approaches, she begins to question her motives. At the wedding, Julianne confesses her love to Michael, but he kindly rejects her, stating that he loves Kimmy. Heartbroken, Julianne accepts the reality and decides to support their love. She puts on a brave face and joins the wedding reception, dancing and celebrating with the newly married couple. The film concludes with Julianne bidding farewell to Michael and Kimmy, acknowledging that she has learned the importance of friendship and selflessness.

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P.J. Hogan Comedy Drama Romance Julia Roberts Dermot Mulroney Cameron Diaz