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I'm a freelance writer living in Perth, Western Australia.
Published May 12th 2017
Will they ever make it to happily ever after?
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Would you invite them to your wedding?

A Few Best Men, is an incredibly funny Australian/British comedy film from 2011, which was so highly popular, that it recently got a sequel called A Few Less Men, which begins where this one left off.

Masterfully directed by Stephan Elliott (The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert & Easy Virtue) and cleverly written by Dean Craig (Death at a Funeral & Moonwalkers), the film tells the story of a handsome young man named David, played by Xavier Samuel (Love & Friendship & Fury) who falls in love with a beautiful girl named Mia, played by Laura Brent (The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader & 2011's Burning Man). Whilst on a dream tropical vacation and David proposes to Mia before they must return to their homes, on the opposite sides of the world.

When David returns home to Britain and tells his three best mates about his upcoming wedding in Australia, they are less than impressed and they soon find themselves on an epic journey to the land down under.

Things soon go from bad to worse, when Tom, played by Kris Marshall (Love Actually & My Family) and fashion victim Graham, played by Kevin Bishop (Muppet Treasure Island & Russian Dolls) accidentally make an enemy of a notorious mobster and drug dealer, played by Steve Le Marquand (Last Train To Freo & Vertical Limit), causing all hell to break loose! Throw in a difficult father-in-law, played by Jonathan Biggins (Ghost's CAN Do It & 1999's Noah's Ark), just looking for a reason to break up his daughter's marriage, a sister-in-law, played by Rebel Wilson (Fat Pizza & Pitch Perfect), who is straight, but pretending to be a lesbian to get back at her dad, a cross-dressing sheep stoned off its face and a third best friend named Luke, played by Tim Draxl (Swimming Upstream & The Shark Net), who is constantly trying to off himself, since breaking up with his girlfriend and you have a recipe for hilarious disaster!

This film is absolutely not to be missed, as it is filled with quirky and unforgettably funny characters, who use a perfect combination of both Australian and British comedy, which will appeal to everyone from those into fart jokes, to those with a very dark and dry sense of humour and everyone in between. It also showcases some of the most beautiful aspects of the Australian outback, with incredible and breathtaking cinematography and the soundtrack is second to none, with its witty Australian covers of popular songs.

A Few Best Men is rated MA and is recommended for those aged 15 and up, as it contains strong crude humour and drug references.


For more Great Australian cinema, check out
A Few Less Men
The Inbetweeners 2
David Stratton: A Cinematic Life
Da Kath & Kim Code
The Shallows
Cat Sick Blues
Lake Mungo
Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead
Return To Nim's Island
Monica's Trip to the Moon
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