The Best Man

Synopsis: Harper's autobiographical novel is almost out, his girlfriend Robin desires commitment, and he's best man at the wedding of Lance, a pro athlete. He goes to New York early (Robin will come for the wedding) to hang out with Lance and other friends, including Jordan, his former almost-lover, now in media and privy to an advance copy of the book. The men discuss women, never facing their own double standard; Jordan wants to try again with Harper, at least for one night; and Harper fears that Lance will read his book and learn that the bride-to-be slept with him once to avenge Lance's many affairs. Can Harper mature before Lance kills him, Jordan seduces him, and he loses Robin?
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Malcolm D. Lee
Production: Universal Pictures
  7 wins & 11 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.7
Metacritic:
61
Rotten Tomatoes:
72%
R
Year:
1999
120 min
Website
485 Views

Jackson's soul mate.

She's nothing like me.

Honey, she's not like anybody.

She is a combination of a bunch

of women that I knew in college.

Why would I lie to you about

something like that, girl?

I don't know.

That's what scares me.

Okay, here it is.

Here is the drama.

Okay. See, I thought I had finally

avoided it in this relationship.

I'm not perfect, Harper.

Could we stop

talking about this, please?

I had to let you

know how I feel.

Yeah. Are you still

coming to the wedding?

Of course I am.

Nothing has changed

about that.

I want you to have fun.

Hang out with your boys,

reminisce.

I'll still be there on Sunday.

That's great. Fine. Good.

Atlantic Airlines welcomes you

to New York City's

La Guardia Airport.

I'm coming!

Harper!

Murch! My man!

Hey, New York.

It's the Doug Banks Show

with DeDe McGuire.

Can you believe those Giants?

Unbelievable!

Lance Sullivan, my man!

That man really is. He's fine.

Big old chocolate thing...

No, DeDe,

he's a good football player.

I know that.

I'm a fan.

Right. All right,

here's Lauryn Hill.

What do you say about that?

So, they're fine.

They're young, that's all.

And I had to take a gun away

from one kid last week.

Oh, hell, no! A gun?

Damn it, Murch!

Didn't that firm

you worked at last summer,

did they not offer you

a six-figure salary?

Yes, they did.

So what's up?

I have to

pass the bar first.

Whatever, man.

All right, listen, brother,

all I'm saying is

that if you're

gonna be stressed,

get paid for it, man.

Now you sound like Shelby.

Shelby.

Lockdown!

You are lucky I love you

like an adopted brother.

I'm playing. She's cool.

Shelby's cool.

You certainly didn't make her sound

any kind of cool in your book.

Uh, I mean,

not that I read your book.

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Malcolm D. Lee

Malcolm D. Lee (born January 11, 1970) is an American film director, screenwriter, producer and actor. He has directed such films as Undercover Brother, The Best Man, Roll Bounce, Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins, Soul Men and Girls Trip. He also directed an episode of the sitcom Everybody Hates Chris. He is a cousin of film director Spike Lee, and is a graduate of Packer Collegiate Institute and Georgetown University. He directed an installment in the Scary Movie franchise, Scary Movie 5. In 2013, he directed The Best Man Holiday, a sequel to The Best Man.His 2017 movie Girls Trip, starring Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Tiffany Haddish and Jada Pinkett Smith, received positive reviews from critics and grossed $137 million worldwide; it also grossed over $100 million domestically, the first comedy of 2017 to do so. more…

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