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‘My Best Friend’s Wedding’ Celebrating 25th Anniversary with 4k UHD Release

It’s been 25 years since the original film screened in theatres, but “My Best Friend’s Wedding” will once again come to life on screens across the country with a 4k Ultra High Definition release starting today. The film stars Julia Roberts as Julianne Potter and Dermot Mulroney as Michael O’Neal, two childhood friends who playfully compete over who will win the heart of New York heiress Kimberly Wallace (played by Cameron Diaz). When one is declared the winner and the other falls into heartbreak, they go their separate ways until a few years later when they find each other at their respective weddings. In this romantic comedy that has become an American classic, true love prevails. “The 4k Ultra HD release of ‘My Best Friend’s Wedding’ is a special opportunity to celebrate the movie’s 25th Anniversary and share it with an entirely new generation,” said Michelle Varga, SVP, Sony Pictures Repertory. “This classic has now been seen by millions of people in theatres and we’re thrilled to now have a 4K option for them and those who may not have had a chance to see it in theatres.”

Who is in the cast?

  • Julia Roberts is shown as Julianne Potter
  • Dermot Mulroney is shown as Michael O’Neal
  • Cameron Diaz is shown as Kimmy Wallace
  • Rupert Everett is shown as George Downes
  • Philip Bosco is shown as Walter Wallace
  • M. Emmet Walsh is shown as Joe O’Neal
  • Rachel Griffiths is shown as Samantha Newhouse
  • Carrie Preston is shown as Amanda Newhouse
  • Susan Sullivan is shown as Isabelle Wallace
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What was the box office collection of the film?

The movie was a box office success and grossed a total of $299.3 million which is over a quarter of a billion dollars. The film was also the highest-grossing romantic comedy released in the year 1997. The film was first released on June 20, 1997.

What is the movie about?

The film follows Julianne Potter (Julia Roberts), a respected New York food critic who receives an invitation to her high school sweetheart’s wedding. Unbeknownst to Julianne, this man (played by Dermot Mulroney) has no interest in marrying her but is trying to steal away their mutual friend, Kimberly Wallace (Cameron Diaz). When he makes a last-minute decision to break off his engagement, he invites the woman he loves Julianne to start a new life with him. Julianne, who has secretly loved Michael for years, takes the opportunity and sets out to win back her old flame, even if it means competing with his new fiancée.

Things to know about the 4k UHD release? 

The 4k UHD release of the film features a 4k restoration, Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos audio, and the original theatrical 5.1 surround sound. The new UHD release will also include nine deleted scenes ranging in length from fifteen to twenty minutes; an alternate ending. This is the first time a movie has been released with both Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos audio.  The 4k UHD release of My Best Friend’s Wedding will be released on December 13, 2022.

Who can watch this film?

My Best Friend’s Wedding is a film that can be enjoyed by all audiences. There is no age restriction, but the content may not be appropriate for young children. Parents should use their discretion when deciding whether to let their children watch this movie. 

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