The year was 1997, and Julia Roberts was the queen of Hollywood. Seven years after she was catapulted to superstardom with Pretty Woman (and three before she would take home an Oscar for Erin Brockovich), the actress returned to the genre that made her famous with P.J. Hogan’s rom-com My Best Friend’s Wedding, which hit theaters 20 years ago Tuesday.
Roberts stars as Julianne Potter, a commitment-phobic food critic, and Dermot Mulroney as Michael O’Neal, the best friend of the title character. When Michael calls Jules with an important message, she thinks it might be that he wants to marry her (thus fulfilling a promise they made in college that they would get married if they were both still single by a certain date) — but really he wants to tell her that he’s marrying someone else. In the days before his wedding to the sweet, young, and filthy rich Kimmy (Cameron Diaz), Jules, with the help of her friend and editor George (Rupert Everett), does everything she can to sabotage their union and make Michael choose her instead.
The winning film would go on to rack up an impressive $127.1 million at the domestic box office — making it one of the highest-grossing romantic comedies in Hollywood history — and earn three Golden Globe nominations, for Roberts, Everett, and Best Picture (Comedy or Musical). Celebrate the classic rom-com’s two decades by testing your memory of the film below!