The Next Best Thing

The Next Best Thing (2000)

Best friends make the best mistakes

  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release Date: 2000-03-03
  • User Rating: 5/10 from 104 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 48min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Paramount
  • Production Country: United States of America
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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.

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    Art David Lazan Art Direction
    Production Tom Rosenberg Producer
    Production Mali Finn Casting
    Production Gary Lucchesi Executive Producer
    Production Richard S. Wright Co-Producer
    Camera Elliot Davis Director of Photography
    Editing Peter Honess Editor
    Art Howard Cummings Production Design
    Production Leslie Dixon Producer
    Production Ted Tannebaum Executive Producer
    Directing John Schlesinger Director
    Writing Tom Ropelewski Screenplay
    Production Linne Radmin Producer
    Art Jan K. Bergstrom Set Decoration
    Costume & Make-Up Ruth Myers Costume Design
    Production Marcus Viscidi Co-Producer
    Production Meredith Zamsky Associate Producer
    Production Lewis Manilow Executive Producer