Review Date: Director: John Schlesinger Writer: Tom Ropelewski Producers: Leslie Dixon, Linne Radmin, Tom Rosenberg Actors: Madonna as Abbie, Rupert…
The Next Best Thing
- Theatrical - Wide 2000-08-29
Abbie (Madonna) and Robert (Rupert Everett) are best friends with so much in common – a joyful, unconventional approach to life; quick wit and intelligence; an endearing impulsiveness…and miserable luck in love. They would make the perfect couple, but one thing prevents them from looking to each other for romance – Robert is gay. A day comes, however, when too many cocktails and a twist of fate takes them to a new level of intimacy… and turns them into parents. A whole new world has opened up for them, and for the sake of Sam, their child (played by newcomer Malcolm Stumpf), Abbie and Robert decide to live together as a family. Theirs may not be the perfect family – but it is the next best thing.