A Few Best Men

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A Few Best Men
Australian release poster
Directed by Stephan Elliott
Produced by Antonia Barnard
Gary Hamilton
Laurence Malkin
Share Stallings
Written by Dean Craig
Starring Xavier Samuel
Laura Brent
Olivia Newton-John
Music by Guy Gross
Cinematography Stephen F. Windon
Edited by Sue Blainey
Quickfire Films
Distributed by Icon Film Distribution (Australia)
Buena Vista International (UK)
Release dates
  • 14 October 2011 (2011-10-14) (Mill Valley)
  • 26 January 2012 (2012-01-26) (Australia)
Running time
96 minutes[1]
Country Australia
Language English
Budget A$14 million
Box office $13,944,023[2]

A Few Best Men is a 2011 Australian comedy film written by Dean Craig and directed by Stephan Elliott. The film stars Xavier Samuel as a young groom heading to the Australian Blue Mountains with his three best men for his wedding.


When David Locking proposes to his girlfriend Mia on the same day they meet in Australia, he rounds up his three best friends to come to his wedding as best men. Soon, havoc ensues when the trio accidentally steal drugs, are chased by a mobster, and get the father-in-law's sheep stoned.



A Few Best Men premiered at the Mill Valley Film Festival in San Rafael, California on 14 October 2011.[3] The film was released in Australia on 26 January 2012 and in Germany on 14 June 2012.


Universal Music Australia released A Few Best Man: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack and Remixes on 20 January 2012. The film soundtrack is sung primarily by Olivia Newton-John.

  1. "Weightless" – Olivia Newton-John
  2. "The Rain, the Park and Other Things" (Lo Five Remix) – Olivia Newton-John
  3. "The Nips Are Getting Bigger" – The Wedding Band
  4. "Daydream Believer" (Chew Fu Fix) – Olivia Newton-John
  5. "The Pushbike Song" (Pablo Calamari Remix) – Olivia Newton John
  6. "Wankered" – The Wedding Band
  7. "Afternoon Delight" – The Wedding Band
  8. "A Beautiful Morning" – The Wedding Band
  9. "Brand New Key" (Archie Remix) – Olivia Newton-John
  10. "The Love Boat" (Roulette Remix) – Olivia Newton-John
  11. "Live It Up" – The Wedding Band
  12. "Sugar, Sugar" (Chew Fu Fix) – Olivia Newton-John
  13. "Living in the '70s" – The Wedding Band
  14. "Devil Gate Drive" (Chew Fu & PVH Night Fever Remix) – Olivia Newton-John
  15. "Georgy Girl" – Olivia Newton-John (Roulette Remix)
  16. "I Think I Love You" (Chew Fu & PVH Love Hurts Remix) – Olivia Newton-John
  17. "Two Out of Three Ain't Bad" (Lo Five remix) – Olivia Newton-John
  18. "Mickey" (Chew Fu Fix) – Olivia Newton-John
  19. "Weightless" (Punk Ninja Remix) – Olivia Newton-John


A Few Best Men was met with negative reviews, earning an approval rating of 19% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Fiona Williams of SBS noted that the film was as "Funny as a funeral", awarding the film one star out of five, commenting that "Like a bad wedding reception, A Few Best Men is overlong by at least an hour, and the flimsy plot groans under its own weight."[4]

Despite its poor reviews, A Few Best Men was nominated for an AACTA Award for Best Original Music Score.


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