The Best Man (1999) - Comedy, Drama, Romance

Hohum Score

16

Watchable

Just before best friend's wedding, the life of Chicago writer becomes crazy when the friend guesses that new book's story based on his bride's fervent past.

IMDB: 6.8
Director: Malcolm D. Lee
Stars: Taye Diggs, Nia Long
Length: 120 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 10 out of 82 found boring (12.19%)

One-line Reviews (34)

In my opinion, it felt boring from the first ten minutes and never got back-- at least until 50 minutes, which is how much I tried to enjoy it before turning off.

Nia Long was riveting as Jordan, seriously.

It was exciting and moving, and you can find a bit of yourself somewhere in it if you watch long enough.

You know, it's hard to follow the movie's purpose when you can't actually visualize it.

Anyway, I'm sure that most people have seen this movie before as it did come out in 1999, but I still enjoyed it.

What makes this movie enjoyable is that you care for the characters.

I've have to say as enjoyable as I found 75 percent of this movie, the ending spoiled it for me.

In addition, the whole novel-publishing aspect of the story seems both unnecessary and contrived, not to mention lacking in credibility since it becomes a bit difficult to believe that, if he were so terrified about his friends discovering his true perceptions of them, Harper would have written the novel in the first place.

The counter effect of this, however, is that the film often seems too talky, self-indulgent and dramatically flat, a fact not helped by the excessive 122-minute running time.

There is a good mix of very funny and also intense emotional moments and the audience is captured; cheering some of the cast and hissing others.

Boring and Dramatic .

The story line of this script -- an author's revelations about his good friends in his first novel, and how potentially damaging they can be -- was plausible and enjoyable.

It was really worth watching this movie two times.

He made this movie-going experience for me that much more enjoyable.

The story remains unpredictable throughout the movie.

Boring and predictible .

, but it is still a rather entertaining film.

The Best Man was a very exciting, fun, and enjoyable movie-going experience for me.

The Best Man is a very entertaining romantic comedy.

The cast performance was stunning.

Think of a great episode of the Cosby Show re-written for an adult audience, bearing a PG-13 rating and you know how you'll feel when you leave the theater.

There are lots of conversations between the characters-- males mostly--, but the story feels too contrived.

Moreover, when we hear voice-over recitations of a few sections of the novel itself, we are struck dumb that so badly written and trite a work could be so critically lauded and commercially successful.

Just plain enjoyable .

Yeah, the story is a little predictable.

It was very enjoyable to watch.

The audience enjoyed it .

The character development was outstanding and the plot was enjoyable.

What is left is nonsensical anger, contrived forgiveness, and a waste of time.

What a release from the exploitative and predictable portrayals of African-Americans in films such as Black & White, Any Given Sunday, I Got the Hookup, and Next Friday.

It was slow, like a Love Jones, and I liked that movie so I don't know.

Every scene in what is in effect a black, younger "Big Chill" dragged on too long and was mostly too straight-forwardly directed.

It went a little slow, and I don't think it was all that.

The personality of Quentin, arguably the most complex and fascinating character, was a bit of a tease, and like some of the other viewers, I was hungry for more of him!