The Next Best Thing

The Next Best Thing

Director: John Schlesinger Cast: Rupert Everett, Madonna, Benjamin Bratt

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Madonna addresses both her newfound position as a mother and her lifelong friendships with gay men in the comedy The Next Best Thing, which arrives on home video with a fine 1.85:1 widescreen anamorphic transfer. English soundtracks are accessible in Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital Surround, while a French soundtrack can be heard in Dolby Digital Surround. Subtitles are available in English. Extra features include cast and crew interviews, the theatrical trailer, and the promotional video for Madonna's rendition of Don McLean's classic song "American Pie."

Product Details

Release Date: 08/29/2000
UPC: 0097363342243
Original Release: 2000
Rating: PG-13
Source: Paramount
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:47:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Widescreen version enhanced for 16x9; Dolby Digital: English 5.1 Surround; English Dolby Surround; French Dolby Surround; English subtitles; Interactive menus; Scene selection; Theatrical trailer; Exclusive cast and crew interviews; "American Pie" Madonna music video

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Rupert Everett Robert
Madonna Abbie
Benjamin Bratt Ben
Michael Vartan Kevin
Josef Sommer Richard Whittaker
Lynn Redgrave Helen Whittaker
Malcolm Stumpf Sam
Neil Patrick Harris David
Illeana Douglas Elizabeth Ryder
Mark Valley Cardiologist
Suzanne Krull Annabel
Stacy Edwards Finn

Technical Credits
John Schlesinger Director
Douglas Axtell Sound/Sound Designer
Jan K. Bergstrom Set Decoration/Design
Howard Cummings Producer,Production Designer
Elliot Davis Cinematographer
Leslie Dixon Producer
Mali Finn Casting
Peter Honess Editor
Gary Jones Musical Direction/Supervision
Noelle King Set Decoration/Design
Peter Kohn Asst. Director
David S. Lazan Art Director
Gary Lucchesi Executive Producer
Lewis Manilow Executive Producer
Barbara Mesney Set Decoration/Design
Ruth Myers Costumes/Costume Designer
Linne Radmin Producer
Terry Rodman Sound Editor
Tom Ropelewski Screenwriter
Tom Rosenberg Producer
Ted Tannenbaum Executive Producer
Marcus Viscidi Co-producer
Happy Walters Musical Direction/Supervision
Richard S. Wright Co-producer
Gabriel Yared Score Composer
Meredith Zamsky Associate Producer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. "Let Him Go" [:18]
2. "Tears Before Bedtime" [:10]
3. House Keys [2:31]
4. Miss American Pie [3:48]
5. First Runner Up [3:13]
6. Independence Day [2:08]
7. Morning After [2:57]
8. "Next Best Thing" [2:08]
9. Father and Friend [4:47]
10. Preparation [3:29]
11. New Year's Party [:12]
12. Questions [5:55]
13. Workout [1:55]
14. Abbie's Date [4:12]
15. 5 Words [1:59]
16. Job Offer [:11]
17. Attorney [4:12]
18. Abbie's Secret [3:48]
19. Rights of a Father [3:05]
20. Robert's Plan [4:27]
21. Roast Beast Thursday [:51]
22. Epilogue/End Credits [10:32]

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The Next Best Thing 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
The one-word headline above says it all!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Next Best thing was an incredibly bad movie. The movie starts out fine then starts to get really predictable. The story was about a woman named Abbie played by Madonna who has a gay best friend named Robert played by Rupert Everett. One night when both of them are feeling lonely they become lovers. Later they find out that they have become parents as well. The two decide to raise the baby together but dont decide to get married. That would be kinda weird. Years after the child is born Abbie meet someone and decide to get married. the stroy continues and starts to get really boring. The movie gets really predictable towards the end. If you want to watch a predictable boring movie then go ahead and watch The Next Best Thing, but take my advice. The Next Best Thing wasn't worth the time or the money renting it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Somethings get better with age and a little distance. I recommend watching it with an open heart. You'll see.