The Groomsmen

The Groomsmen



Five longtime friends enjoy a few days of celebratory carousing as they try to forget their adult responsibilities in this slice-of-life comedy drama from director/writer/actor Edward Burns. Paulie (Burns) is a working-class guy from Long Island who has learned that his longtime girlfriend (Brittany Murphy) is pregnant, and he decides he should do the right thing and marry her. Paulie has asked several of his best friends to stand with him at the wedding, and shortly before the big day, they get together at a local watering hole to give Paulie a proper send-off. Over the course of a weekend, the guys knock back a lot of beer, play a little softball, swat some golf balls, head out fishing and share their thoughts, with each man having some unresolved baggage to deal with. While Paulie is excited about his upcoming marriage, he's scared of how parenthood will change his life. His older brother, Jimbo (Donal Logue), has been arguing with his wife and spending his time in topless bars, but inside he's worried about the fact his wife hasn't been able to get pregnant, and he's convinced it's his fault. Des (Matthew Lillard) is a seemingly happy husband and father, but he seems to be more interested in getting his old rock band back together than spending time with his family. Mike (Jay Mohr) wants to settle down and have kids, but he can't imagine doing so with any woman other than the girl who dumped him some time ago. And while T.C. (John Leguizamo) goes out of his way to like one of the guys, he doesn't have the nerve to tell his best friends that he's gay. The Groomsmen received its world premiere at the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/14/2006
UPC: 0855280001687
Original Release: 2006
Rating: R
Source: Bauer
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:38:00

Special Features

Blooper reel; Deleted scenes; Jay Mohr: The outtakes; Rockin' music video - "Four Cheers" by the Blue Jackets; Behind the scenes with the Groomsmen; Edward Burns commentary

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Edward Burns Paulie
Brittany Murphy Sue
John Leguizamo T.C.
Jay Mohr Mike
Matthew Lillard Dez
Donal Logue Jimbo
Jessica Capshaw Actor
Heather Burns Actor
John Mahoney Actor

Technical Credits
Edward Burns Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Karinne Behr Executive Producer
Margot Bridger Producer
Benjamin Cheah Sound/Sound Designer
Ali Farrell Casting
Robert Gary Score Composer
Dina Goldman Production Designer
Walter Josten Executive Producer
James Kirkpatrick Editor
Alan Latham Executive Producer
Aaron Lubin Producer
Philippe Martinez Producer
Tracy McKnight Musical Direction/Supervision
William Rexer Cinematographer
Laura Rosenthal Casting
Catherine Marie Thomas Costumes/Costume Designer
P.T. Walkley Score Composer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Groomsmen
1. Paulie [:04]
2. Together Again [9:37]
3. Rocking Out [6:23]
4. Only the Lonely [7:22]
5. Judgmental [10:46]
6. My Best Man [5:52]
7. Play Ball [8:35]
8. Being Me [8:37]
9. Good Guy [8:22]
10. Over Reacting [6:05]
11. Younger Brother [10:52]
12. Coming Home [3:56]

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