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My Best Friend's Wife (2001)

Two friends are about to learn that they are "Grownups."

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Doug Finelli
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Stamos ... Steve Richards
Daniel London ... Eric Meyer
Meredith Salenger ... Ami Meyer
Tara Westwood ... Claire Richards
Bill Sage ... Chuck
Jessica Walter ... Mrs. Epstein
Tony Roberts ... Mr. Epstein
Paul Michael Valley Paul Michael Valley ... Cliff
Carol Alt ... Judy
Anthony LaMagna Anthony LaMagna ... Vinney
Carlo Castronovo ... Jackson
Miss Bunny Miss Bunny ... Ruby (as Juliette Alexander)
Cameron Teitleman Cameron Teitleman ... Young Eric -
Robert Vito ... Young Steve
Cindy Baer ... Claire's Friend #1
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Storyline

The late '70s. Vietnam has ended. Watergate has come and gone. Women are burning their bras. The Fonz and Charlies Angels are everywhere. Teens are borrowing the family car to drive to Manhattan with hopes of being picked to enter Studio 54. It is a time of freedom. A time of experimentation. A time where all fantasies can come true - Unfortunately, it is no longer the '70s. How has the "excitement" of the 70's turned into the "blandness" of today? That is the question that plagues Steve Richards and Eric Meyer in the comedy "Grownups." Steve and Eric are average guys living average lives with their average wives in the small suburban town of Freehold, New Jersey. Having been born, raised, and schooled in the Garden State, they are now, in their early 30's, starting to realize that something is lacking in their lives. It's not that their lives are not turning out as expected - it's that they're turning out EXACTLY as expected. Both they and their wives Ami and Claire are dealing with ... Written by Mitch Galane and Doug Finelli

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 October 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Grownups See more »

Filming Locations:

Brick, New Jersey, USA See more »

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Budget:

$250,000 (estimated)
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Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Many extras in the movie are Freehold residents. See more »

Quotes

Eric Meyer: [when accused of sitting while peeing] It's good for your prostate.
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References Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969) See more »

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Just fine
28 April 2002 | by ikimonoSee all my reviews

I enjoyed this film, and it did actually make me think about relationships, specifically monogamy and such. The writing and direction are clever at times, and the performances are uniformly efficient at telling the story. That's the best and worst I can say about it, meaning nothing was really stand-out, but nothing was *wrong* per se, either.


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