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Best men movie review


Emilio Estevez and Demi Moore starred in a movie called "Wisdom" in which the two embark on a cross-country bank robbing spree and turn themselves into a modern-day version of Robin Hood. The whole country loves them but the FBI is after them. Even as they rob banks, the bank employees applaud them. Emilio Estevez (playing the role of John Wisdom) is taking his frustrations out with the system - he wouldn't get another chance after a felony conviction. The movie ends in the death of both after a tragic turn of events in which the two are just miles away from the Canadian border and can't cross.

"Best Men" follows a similar plot. Jesse (played by Luke Wilson) is marrying Hope (played by Drew Barrymore) after serving time. On the day of the wedding, he and his friends are headed to the wedding when Billy (Sean Patrick Flanery) excuses himself for a moment. When others go looking for him, they realize that Billy is robbing the local bank. Now the rest, ex-Green-Beret Buzz (played by Dean Cain), ex-lawyer Sol (Mitchell Whitfield) and Teddy (Andy Dick) join them. They try to negotiate with the sheriff, who also happens to be Billy's (bad) father. Since Billy is on the FBI's most-wanted-list, they take over the operation. Photo of Drew Barrymore on the cover of Best MenAfter a lot of drama in which their hostages and the locals treat them like heroes, Jesse and Hope are able to escape to Mexico, the same way Salma Hayek and Pierce Brosnan escaped in After The Sunset (that's right; all the way from Independence,Iowa) on a chopper while the others are shot dead by the FBI.

The movie is entertaining and even funny at times but somewhat senseless. Why would anyone rob a bank to settle score with a dad who didn't love you? Is that the only way to get attention? The idea apparently is to show the frustrations of young people with the system which fails to understand their emotions and challenges. However, the approach definiely does not elicit the empathy of adults like us, though that's not how it plays out in the movie.

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