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Best Man, The (2005)

Original Title : The Best Man
Director : Stefan Schwarz
Writer : Ed Roe
Stefan Schwartz
Genre : Comedy
Romance
Country : Germany
Language : English
Producer : James Atherton , Chris Auty , Simon Franks , Douglas Hansen , Douglas Hansen , Zygi Kamasa , Ildiko Kemeny , Benjamina Mirnik , Neil Peplow , László Sipos , Justin Anderson Smith , James D. Stern , Kim St. Leon
Music : James Barker
Tim Despic
Photography : Haris Zambarloukos
Distributor : 3L Filmverleih
IMDB ID : 0430919
Official site : http://tvlistings1.zap2it.com/one/program_details.asp?one_partner_id=ABC&prog_id=6942241
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poster for "Best Man, The" by Stefan Schwarz (2005)
Best Man, The (2005) - Stefan Schwarz
 

Starring

Stuart Townsend Olly Pickering
Amy Smart Sarah Marie Barker
Seth Green Murray
Kate Ashfield Becka
Jodhi May Tania
Steve John Shepherd James
David Oyelowo Graham
Raymond Coulthard Chris
Martin Hancock Stan
Peter Capaldi Priest
Daniel Mays Pool Guy
Philip Jackson Mr. Barker
Bettina Abiwu Stripper 1
Linda Abla Okon Waitress
Andrea Bajor Stripper 2
Lukács Bicskey Thief (as Lukacs Bicskey
Lili Bordán Gretchen
Katalin Botos Other Girl (as Kata Botos
Simon Callow Big Time Publisher
Anna Chancellor Dana
Matt Devere Gordon
Richard Durden Reverend
Tom Ellis Groom
Ági Emri Audience member
Linda Fekete Sue
John Fenner Bartender
Burn Gorman Bus Driver
Ian Hanmore Drunk
Máté Haumann Work Experience
Akiya Henry Bride
Akla Henry Bride
Jane How Ms Parker
Imre Józsa Security Guard
Mike Kelly Party Bore
Cheryl Lucas Gospel Singer
George Mendel Wedding Guest
Jacob Moriarty Olly Aged 10
Keara Murphy Ellen
Béla Pavletits Waiter
Aranka Rónai Secretary (as Aranka Ronai
Raphael Schwartz Olly Aged 2
Zsofi Taglesir Bar Customer
Garry Tubbs Cabby
Judit Viktor Sexy Girl
Callum Williams Murray - Aged 10
Janine Wood Dress Assistant
Stewart Wright Harry
Stuart Wright Harry
Melinda Kovács-S. Audience member (uncredited
Kylie Minogue Herself (archive footage
Gábor Osváth Audience member (uncredited
 

Plot

A guy tries to help his best friend win the attention of the girl of his dreams.
 

Comments

Not a complete waste of time, but almost..., 20 February 2006 Author: fuente-2 from Oslo, Norway It's a bit like Stefan Schwarz's earlier effort Shooting Fish, only this one's got Seth Green and a somewhat raunchier sense of humor. The sweetness of the romantic plot sits uncomfortably with Green's antics, and the script is just a mess. Olly's literary ambitions are proclaimed loudly at the beginning, but they don't show up again for ages. In fact, the beginning is just reams of exposition with nowhere to go. And there's only so much comedy to be squeezed out of a: an apartment in the red light district, b: a yuppie acting like a jerk, and c: a romantic lead who's a lovable klutz.A few of the jokes are good, though, but apart from that, the only redeeming feature of this film is its puzzling choice of occupation for its romantic heroine: She's one of those people that hands out questionnaires at the end of test screenings to gage audience reactions and see if they wouldn't want a cheeky orangutan added to the cast or whatever. One can't help wondering why this career was chosen for her: was it an attempt to get out of the preview process, a result of the preview process, an attempt to look good in comparison with the even more asinine film-within-the-film, or what?