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TitleBest Men (1998)
Alternative/Original Title
DisabilityLimb Mental Vietnam Vet
CountryUSA
Length90
GenreCrime
Rating3
DirectorTamra Davis
CastDean Cain Sean Patrick Flanery Luke Wilson Drew Barrymore Brad Dourif
NotesWatching this film is like walking across ice, you're never sure your next step won't leave you flat on your back. Audiences don't like uncertainty unless it's who's going to get killed next. They want to know if a film is a comedy, a romance or something we might have to take seriously. Four men dressed in dinner jackets are on their way to a wedding and one is the groom. En route one of them goes into a bank. Our minds register cash dispenser but no he's there to rob the bank. Another goes in to see what is the delay and he too gets involved. In the end they're all involved and the bride comes along to. A suitably spaced out Drew Barrymore. The cops arrive, the F.B.I. stops by and takes charge. The son of the sheriff is one of the wedding guests and there's a father-son tete-a- tete from opposite sides of the street, guns drawn. The hole "The Best Men" are in gets deeper and deeper. The F.B.I. are the baddies who want to kill the hostage takers. Among the hostages is Brad Dourif doing his misunderstood 'madman'. He's a Vietnam Vet who is still living on the edge of his nerves. (He also has a problem with his right arm). Anyone who started the film with his brain wound up might have guessed what was to come when the bridegroom is picked up at the gates of a prison.

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