Yes, I know. You’re probably thinking: “Who is this person who waited more than two decades to see one of the greatest rom coms of all time?”
To be fair, I was just five years old when My Best Friend’s Wedding was released, and it was only recently, as I browsed through the romance titles on Amazon Prime, that I stumbled upon this ‘90s title. Considering all the positive reviews from critics, I figured it must be worth watching, and so I gave it a shot.
For those who’ve yet to hop on this bandwagon, My Best Friend’s Wedding follows Julianne Potter (Julia Roberts), a young food critic who discovers that she’s actually in love with her best friend, Michael O'Neal (Dermot Mulroney). The only problem? Michael has plans to get married to someone else in just five days, which means that Julianne could lose her chance to be with him forever. Can she stop this wedding in its tracks and get what she wants the most?
Fast forward one hour and 45 minutes, and guys, I felt so much frustration watching this film. I did appreciate the humor, but TBH, I spent a good amount of time glaring at the screen because I just couldn’t get over Jules’s toxic behavior (did she really have to force her best friend to play her fiancé?). However, Jules’s narcissism wasn’t the only thing that bothered me. Her dream guy, Michael, also had some serious issues, and I feel like this part is often overlooked because of Jules’s actions. So move over, Jules (enough has been said about your character ). Here are five reasons Michael’s character is problematic.