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.
Rotten Tomatoes:
120 min

You read my book?


How did you get

ahold of my book?

I don't have your book,

Harper. Jordan does.

Jordan has my book?

All right, camera two, I need

a close-up on Dr. Gayle.

Zoom in slowly, slowly.

All right, great.

Hold it right there.

Camera one, stand by

for audience reaction.

Give me audience reaction,

camera one.

Jordan Armstrong.

She's already running

things, ain't she?

You should not be surprised.

She's the only one

more driven than you are.

That's all right.

When's the last time

you saw Jordan?

Oh, last March,


We didn't really

have much time to hang,

though, 'cause

she had a deadline.

And I had to move...

What, n*gger?

You, my brother,

are withholding information.

Here we go.

You and Jordan got busy

in undergrad, didn't you?

No, we didn't.

What about the book? What about the book?

Jackson and Kendall.

That's you two.

I know it!

They picked the prime opportunity

to make grass sandwiches.

"A passionate night

of lovemaking so intense..."

I know my words.

Embellishment sells books.

Oh, so,

then what really happened?


You are lying!

I know it.

Out with it.


Tell me. Tell me.


All right, it was

senior year during finals.

The year-end issue was

off to the printer

and the staff had left

for the night.

We both had studying to do,

but we were mad tired.

Only Stevie Wonder was

gonna help us that night.





As around the sun the earth

knows she's revolving

And the rosebuds know

to bloom in early May

Just as hate knows love's the cure,

you can rest your mind assured

That I'll be loving you always

Until the rainbow burns

the stars down in the sky

Always Until the ocean

covers every mountain high


Until the dolphin flies

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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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