Check out Toni Collette and Rachel Griffiths in some of their most endearing roles ever, playing friends Muriel and Rhoda. Muriel has spent her days listening to ABBA and dreaming about the perfect wedding — despite never having been on a date. Her luck changes, however, when she and Rhoda leave their quiet Australian town and meet David (Daniel Lapaine), a handsome South African looking for Australian citizenship. I cannot stress enough how delightfully refreshing Toni Collette is in this role.
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My Best Friend's Wedding
This movie is kind of ridiculous, but there are moments when I feel genuine love for it. Most notably, when Rupert Everett leads everyone in a sing-along of "Say A Little Prayer." But I digress. This movie follows Julianne (Julia Roberts), a food critic whose best friend George (Dermot Mulroney) is about to marry a young, vivacious blond (Cameron Diaz, in a part that was simply made for her). Faced with George's pending nuptials Julianne realizes she has more-than-just-best-friends feelings for him and does her best to passive-aggressively sabotage the relationship.
This romantic comedy is chock-full of very attractive people, like Taye Diggs. Diggs plays Harper, a writer awaiting the upcoming publication of his first novel which is a thinly veiled account of his own past. The book includes details about certain indiscretions that occurred between himself and his friend Lance's (Morris Chestnut) bride-to-be. Harper hopes Lance won't find out about the contents of his book before the wedding, but an ex-almost-flame who has access to an early copy of the book might pose a problem for him — especially since she still has feelings for Harper. Lessons about friendship, love and forgiveness abound.