Thank you to Heather for requesting this film for Throwback Thursday, this one is for you. First of all I just need to call attention to the gorgeous stud that is Durmot Mulroney, sigh. He is so darn good looking in this its just ridiculous. Ok now that that’s out of the way we can discuss the gloriousness of this 90’s rom-com. This film has all the elements of the perfect chick flick/rom-com. It has a limited time frame taking place days before the nuptials, a beautiful woman Julienne (Julia Roberts), realizing that she is in love with her best friend Michael (Durmot Mulroney) who is getting married to Kimberly (Cameron Diaz), the intriguing story and George (Rupert Everett) the gay best friend of Julienne’s who plays along as her fiancée to make Michael jealous. Julienne realizes she is in love with Michael upon hearing the news of his wedding and decides that she will go to Chicago and break them up, however Kimberly at first glance is the perfect woman and will be harder to break. The storyline sets up some great antics by Julienne and George as they are trying to make Michael jealous of them and to an extent it works, so much so that she finally tells him how she feels and it ends up being Michaels decision on which girl to choose.
Julia Roberts was the Queen of the rom-com in the 90’s and this film is no different. She plays her bubbly, lovable, gorgeous self with what looks like no effort and is able to pull off being vulnerable and sassy all in one. It is so interesting to see Cameron Diaz play this role because Kimberly is proper, wears preppy clothes and seems downright perfect in her appearance and demeanor. This is not the Cameron Diaz I am used to but she plays her with enough vigor to stand up for what she wants yet innocent enough in her attitude towards her impending marriage to Michael. Now anyone that has seen this film always remembers the scene where George sings “I say a little prayer for you” to Julienne in the restaurant and before you know it the whole table and restaurant is singing along, how can you not love that scene. It’s probably one of the best scenes in the film because its spontaneous, funny and in that scene you can see on Michael’s face that he’s questioning his marriage to Kimmy. This is a great film for anyone that needs a laugh and to be reminded that if you love someone you better tell them before its too late or they get engaged to someone else. All the actors are wonderful in this and it has a happy ending what more could you ask for? This one is definitely a Buy.