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My Best Friend's Girl (2008)

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Tank faces the ultimate test of friendship when his best friend hires him to take his ex-girlfriend out on a lousy date in order to make her realize how great her former boyfriend is.

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Howard Deutch

Writer:

Jordan Cahan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dane Cook ... Tank
Kate Hudson ... Alexis
Alec Baldwin ... Professor Turner
Jason Biggs ... Dustin
Diora Baird ... Rachel
Lizzy Caplan ... Ami
Riki Lindhome ... Hilary
Mini Anden ... Lizzy
Hilary Pingle ... Claire
Nate Torrence ... Craig
Malcolm Barrett ... Dwalu
Taran Killam ... Josh
Faye Grant ... Merrilee
Richard Snee Richard Snee ... Brian
Amanda Brooks ... Carly
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Storyline

Dustin, an amiable guy, is in love with Alexis, a coworker. When she tells him she just wants to be friends, he hires his roommate Tank, a fast-talking, amoral scoundrel who has a side business: men whose women have dumped them hire Tank to take their ex-girlfriends out on the date from Hell, to drive the women back into their old boyfriends' arms. He takes out Alexis who, against her better judgment, decides she needs some randy fun, so Tank is in a quandary: take Alexis up on her offer, or stay true to his friend. More complications ensue as the wedding of Alexis's sister approaches. Tank seeks advice from his father, Dustin pursues Alexis, and questions of self-worth need answers. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

It's funny what love can make you do...

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language and sexual content throughout, including graphic dialogue and some nudity | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 September 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bachelor No. 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,265,357, 21 September 2008

Gross USA:

$19,219,250

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$41,622,502
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated)

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SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The third collaboration between Dane Cook and Lionsgate on a comedy feature film. See more »

Goofs

Claire and Lizzie throw Dustin and the babysitter out of the apartment. When they are in the elevator, Dustin's painted eyebrows become real eyebrows. See more »

Quotes

Professor Turner: One of my teaching assistants and a very, very hard working woman.
[teaching assistant exits]
Professor Turner: Last night I fucked her to within an inch of her life. True story. I'm champin' her, head through the headboard, and I flip her over and she screams give me a choker. I play the choir boy and say what's that? Starwiped her five minutes later and she's bugging like an epileptic at a strobe light convention. Now I'm getting scared and as I'm working out the 911 phone call in my head she goes
[...]
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Alternate Versions

For the UK cinema release, the distributor wanted to remove 1 minute and 7 seconds of footage to make it containable at the '15' certificate instead of an uncut '18'. As a result, in this version we do not see a man's head between the buttocks of a lap-dancer, nor do we hear a man telling an adult joke to children nor a crude and explicit monologue about a sexual experience. One aggressive use of very strong language was also deleted. See more »

Connections

Referenced in El Reviewer Random: New in Town (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Ethnic/Folk-Irish Jigged
Written and Performed by Didier Rachou
Courtesy of Manhattan Production Music
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Hysterical, but crude...
21 September 2008 | by eventer7See all my reviews

I love Dane Cook and his brand of comedy doesn't bother me, so I knew this movie wouldn't either. Although the ads might depict a cleaner version, it's clearly rated R (obviously for several reasons), and the plot line shown in the ads definitely points toward the true depiction seen in this movie. I laughed from beginning to end, and while I was caught off guard by the extreme boundary-pushing done throughout, it left me in tears from laughing so hard. I went with my boyfriend, who up till now has never found Cook's stand-up to be funny, and he laughed so hard he could barely breathe at times.

Kate Hudson was great in this, a completely different role than her previous movies. Jason Biggs plays the dorky guy well, as noted in American Pie, but definitely gets laughs of his own. Alec Baldwin's character came as a surprise to me, but was very funny also.

I can see this movie appealing to more guys than girls, but if you don't mind the crude side of Dane Cook (who I thought definitely delivered more than just his stand-up routine with other people mixed in), then this movie is for you!


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