The Best Man [DVD] [1999]

  • SKU: 3845673
  • Release Date: 02/29/2000
  • Rating: R
Malcolm D. Lee's romantic comedy The Best Man comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. Closed-captioned English soundtracks are rendered in both Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS Surround. There are no subtitles on this release. Supplemental materials include production notes, a soundtrack presentation, cast and crew biographies, a theatrical trailer, a showcase of other titles from Universal, and a production featurette. This is a very solid disc with a good smattering of extras.
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (38 out of 39)

Special Features


  • Spotlight on location
  • Production notes
  • Soundtrack presentation
  • Dolby Digital DTS audio tracks
  • Cast and filmmakers
  • Universal showcase
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Special DVD-ROM features

Synopsis


The Best Man
In this romantic comedy, a writer finds out the hard way about the consequences of walking a fine line between fiction and real life. Harper (Taye Diggs) is an author whose first novel is soon to be published, just as he's been asked to be Best Man at the wedding of his friends Lance (Morris Chestnut) and Mia (Monica Calhoun). Harper is suffering a worse case of publication-day jitters than most authors, and with good reason: much of his book has been drawn from real life, and he's afraid that his friends and family will spot the sometimes unflattering literary versions of themselves. What's worse, Mia and Harper had a fling years ago, and their affair made it into the book; Lance doesn't know, and Harper would just as soon he didn't find out before the wedding. But one of the bridesmaids, Jordan (Nia Long), has gotten hold of an advance copy of the book. Since Jordan works as a television journalist and devotes her life to digging up dirt on people, Harper is convinced that she'll spill the beans and spoil his friends' big day. The Best Man was the debut film for writer/director Malcolm D. Lee; Spike Lee served as producer. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Taye Diggs
    Taye Diggs - Harper Stewart
  • Nia Long
    Nia Long - Jordan Armstrong
  • Morris Chestnut
    Morris Chestnut - Lance
  • Terrence Howard
    Terrence Howard - Quentin
  • Harold Perrineau, Jr.
    Harold Perrineau, Jr. - Murch



Overall customer rating

4.5
98%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Original and a Classic

    Posted
    Smooth54
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    This was a really good movie for anyone who wanted to see a movie about college friends and where their lives go from a different perspective. I really liked the character development and hope they finish it up with a third installment. Everybody has that friend just like "Quinton"!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Loved this movie

    Posted
    Glamouritz64
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    I saw this movie when it was first released in 1999. The sequel (Best Man Holiday) was released last month, and it reminded me that I never added it to my DVD collection (I still like owning movies that I consider "keepers"!). So, I'm doing it now!! It's a feel good movie that will have you laughing and crying!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful love story

    Posted
    takenfanatic
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    A couple preparing for the wedding of a lifetime is suddenly taken in a different direction after a book is written and is discovered that the best man and bride had once been together romantically causing a rift between the groom and his relationship.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    For anyone that's ever been a part of a wedding...

    Posted
    Gamer4Life2016
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    This film is timeless. I've seen it numerous times and realized I never had it in my collection. Therefore I purchased it for that reason alone. Terrance Howard, Taye Diggs, etc etc. Great cast full of drama and laughs. Must See!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good movie

    Posted
    jasmine
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    I enjoyed watching the best man over and over again. Good story line and great characters, this movie will have you laughing till the very end. The movie had drama in between parts of it leading up to a very nice wedding.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie about weddings

    Posted
    Layz

    This movie is great all around, because of the stories leading up to the wedding and things that what happens in the past will to come to the light. I love the contrast of a non-religious person counseling and reading a very religious person.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Ensemble Breakout

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    truthy
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    The one that started a trend of modern black ensemble casts. It's got a bit of everything with star turns by Chestnut, Howard, Diggs and more. A bit over-dramatic, but sometimes so is life.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Laugh fest

    Posted
    Willb
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    If you are looking for a great comedy, this is it. It has it's serious moments. I kept a smile on my face from beginning to end. Another great people movie for sure

    I would recommend this to a friend



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