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Video Review: 'The Next Best Thing'

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The Next Best Thing

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
107 minutes
performer:
Rupert Everett, Madonna, Benjamin Bratt, Illeana Douglas
director:
John Schlesinger
distributor:
Paramount Pictures
author:
Thomas Ropelewski
genre:
Romance, Comedy

We gave it a C+

Critically clobbered in its theatrical release, The Next Best Thing, the tale of a yoga teacher and her gay best friend who decide to raise a child together, fits better on the small screen. Though it suffers from a muddled agenda (screwball comedy? courtroom drama?), the film does have its moments of wry-gay-guy/ straight-gal humor. C+

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