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    Unique ID Code: 0000009706
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 30/10/2000 15:29
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    Next Best Thing, The (US)

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    Best friends make the best mistakes.
    Certificate: PG-13
    Running Time: 107 mins
    Retail Price: $29.99
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    The sparks fly and laughs follow when Rupert Everett and Madonna team up for this irresistibly funny and heartwarming movie directed by John Schlesinger (Midnight Cowboy).

    Abbie (Madonna) and her friend Robert (Rupert Everett) would make the perfect couple, except for one small complication: He`s gay.

    Well, at least they don`t have to worry about sex messing up their friendship. Or do they? One night, loneliness gets the best of them, and before they can scream "Reality Check", Abbie and Robert become lovers and, ultimately, parents. But when Abbie meets her dream man (Benjamin Bratt) Abbie and Robert`s unconventional family is put to the test.

    Can best friends form the best of families, especially when one is gay? The answer emerges with it, warmth, and a bundle of wonderful surprises in The Next Best Thing.

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    Theatrical Trailer
    Exclusive Cast & Crew Interviews
    "American Pie" Madonna Music Video

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital Surround 2.0 English
    Dolby Digital Surround 2.0 French

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    John Schlesinger

    Written By:

    Josef Sommer
    Michael Vartan
    Illeana Douglas
    Rupert Everett

    Casting By:
    Mali Finn

    Soundtrack By:
    Gabriel Yared

    Director of Photography:
    Elliot Davis

    Peter Honess

    Costume Designer:
    Ruth Myers

    Production Designer:
    Howard Cummings

    Meredith Zamsky
    Richard S. Wright
    Marcus Viscidi
    Tom Rosenberg
    Linne Radmin
    Leslie Dixon

    Executive Producer:
    Ted Tannebaum
    Lewis Manilow
    Gary Lucchesi

    Paramount Pictures

    Your Opinions and Comments

    7 / 10
    A nice drama, despite the fact Madonna is in it.
    I guess it`s time for that lady to realize she might be a really good singer (not my cup of tea, but that`s another thing), but she is NO actress. All the other actors do a good job in this movie, though.
    The video transfer is ok. Nothing eye-popping, but I guess it`s a good transfer for that kind of a drama.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is somehow disappointing and rather flat.
    The menus are still.
    The extras include an ordinary behind the scenes look and Madonna`s music video.
    Bottom line - a nice drama about the possible complications of alternative lifestyles.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 30/10/2000 19:20
    10 / 10
    Madonna`s most recent movie role is one of her finest ever, with everything you could wish for in a film, Music, Cimedy, Action and a courtroom drama scene to top it off.

    Madonna has done wonders with this role, with Rupert Everett as an excellent co star, they work wonderfully together, bringing the screen alive with there chemistry.

    All in all the film is an amazing peice of work.

    A must buy and see.

    This is The Next Best Thing!

    Any more info, please contact me at:
    posted by Gavster on 8/2/2001 21:01