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My Best Friend's Wedding

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My Best Friend's Wedding is a 1997 romantic comedy film directed by P. J. Hogan. It stars Julia Roberts, Cameron Diaz, Dermot Mulroney and Rupert Everett. The film was a commercial and critical success. The song "Say a Little Prayer For You" was covered by singer Diana King and featured heavily in the picture, making it a Billboard top 20 hit.

The film centers around the character Julianne Potter (Roberts), a 27 year-old New York restaurant critic who finds out that her long-time male friend Michael O'Neal (Mulroney) is getting married. The two previously made an agreement that they would marry each other if they were both unmarried when they turned 28, which privately Julianne (called "Jules") has been hoping would happen.

Julianne heads to Chicago intent on sabotaging Michael's wedding to the perky Kimberly Wallace (Diaz). When all of her ploys fail she concocts her own fake engagement to gay friend George (Rupert Everett). Julianne's schemes become more and more devious and cruel; she manages to convince Michael that Kimberly is attempting to steer him into a career decision that he doesn't want to take.

When even this fails, Julianne finally confesses that she is in love with Michael, but it is truly not meant to be. Fortunately everyone is forgiven in the end, and Jules contentedly dances with George at Michael's wedding reception.

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