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The Next Best Thing (2000)

PG-13 03/03/2000 (US) ComedyDramaRomance 1h 48m

Best friends make the best mistakes


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.

  1. John Schlesinger


  2. Tom Ropelewski


Top Billed Cast

  1. Madonna


    Abbie Reynolds

  2. Rupert Everett

    Rupert Everett

    Robert Whittaker

  3. Benjamin Bratt

    Benjamin Bratt

    Ben Cooper

  4. Malcolm Stumpf


  5. Josef Sommer

    Josef Sommer

    Richard Whittaker

  6. Suzanne Krull

    Suzanne Krull


  7. Linda Larkin

    Linda Larkin


  8. Illeana Douglas

    Illeana Douglas

    Elizabeth Ryder

  9. Michael Vartan

    Michael Vartan

    Kevin Lasater

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The Next Best Thing
The Next Best Thing

Status Released

Original Language English

Budget $25,000,000.00

Revenue $24,362,772.00


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