12 certificateThe Next Best Thing is a Film programme that first aired in 1999 and has been classified a 12 certificate.

The Next Best Thing is a 2 star programme

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The Next Best Thing (1999)

Directed by
John Schlesinger

This comedy drama follows the lives of two very good friends, Abbie (Madonna) a straight woman, and Robert (Rupert Everett), her gay friend, whom decide to have a child together.

This works out fine, until five years after this, when Abbie falls in love with a chap who wants to move in with Abbie and Robert's child, Sam (Malcolm Stumpf).

Now a nasty custody battle takes place.

This is a moving, touching and often hilarious film.

Written by

Genre: Film

Running Time: 107 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1999

2/5 Stars

Classification: 12 Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Colour


Image for MadonnaMadonna...Abbie Reynolds
Image for Rupert EverettRupert Everett...Robert Whittaker
Image for Benjamin BrattBenjamin Bratt...Ben Cooper
Illeana Douglas...Elizabeth Ryder
Image for Michael VartanMichael Vartan...Kevin Lasater
Josef Sommer...Richard Whittaker
Malcolm Stumpf...Sam
Image for Lynn RedgraveLynn Redgrave...Helen Whittaker
Image for Neil Patrick HarrisNeil Patrick Harris...David
Image for Mark ValleyMark Valley...Cardiologist
Suzanne Krull...Annabel
Stacy Edwards...Finn
John Carroll Lynch...Abbie's Lawyer
Fran Bennett...Judge Tracey Bennett
Ricki Lopez...Angel