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The Next Best Thing

The Next Best Thing

Best friends make the best mistakesMar. 03, 2000USA108 Min.PG-13
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A comedy-drama about best friends – one a straight woman, Abbie, the other a gay man, Robert – who decide to have a child together. Five years later, Abbie falls in love with a straight man and wants to move away with her and Robert’s little boy Sam, and a nasty custody battle ensues.

The Next Best Thing
The Next Best Thing
Original title The Next Best Thing
IMDb Rating 4.6 11,274 votes
TMDb Rating 5.2 158 votes



Madonna isAbbie Reynolds
Abbie Reynolds
Rupert Everett isRobert Whittaker
Robert Whittaker
Benjamin Bratt isBen Cooper
Ben Cooper
Josef Sommer isRichard Whittaker
Richard Whittaker
Illeana Douglas isElizabeth Ryder
Elizabeth Ryder
Michael Vartan isKevin Lasater
Kevin Lasater
Lynn Redgrave isHelen Whittaker
Helen Whittaker

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