Friday, November 8, 2013

The Next Best Thing



2000 American Feature

Cast: Madonna, Rupert Everett, Benjamin Bratt, Illeana Douglas, Michael Vartan, Josef Sommer, Malcolm Stumpf, Lynn Redgrave and Neil Patrick Harris
Director: John Schlesinger
Writers: Tom Ropelewski and (uncredited) Rupert Everett and Ryan Murphy

Synopsis:
After a drunken night together leads to pregnancy, Abbie and her gay best friend Robert decide to raise the child together. But when Abbie starts a relationship and wants to move away with their son, a nasty custody battle ensues.

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Ratings:
  • Internet Movie Database: 4.4/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 19% / Audience: 35%
  • Metacritic - Critics: 25% / Audience: 6.6%
  • OMG rating: 2/10

Buy/Rent:
  • DVD: Available
  • Soundtrack: Available



Trailer:


Awards:
  • GLAAD Media Award nomination for Outstanding Film - Wide Release.
  • Razzie Award for Worst Actress (Madonna).

Notes/Trivia:
  • Working Title: The Red Curtain.
  • Casting Call: Richard Dreyfuss and Helen Hunt.
  • The soundtrack album featured Madonna's cover version of Don McLean's "American Pie", which was a #1 hit in the UK, Australia, Germany and Japan.
  • Final film of director John Schlesinger.

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