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
Music by Guy Gross
Cinematography Stephen F. Windon
Edited by Sue Blainey
Distributed by
Release dates
  • 14 October 2011 (2011-10-14) (MVFF)
  • 26 January 2012 (2012-01-26) (Australia)
  • 31 August 2012 (2012-08-31) (United Kingdom)
Running time
96 minutes[1]
  • Australia
  • United Kingdom
Language English
Budget A$14 million
Box office $15.5 million[2]

A Few Best Men is a 2011 Australian-British 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 (Xavier Samuel) proposes to his girlfriend Mia Ramme (Laura Brent) a week after they meet in Australia, he rounds up his three best friends (Kris Marshall, Kevin Bishop, and Tim Draxl) to come to his wedding as best men. Soon, havoc ensues when the trio accidentally steal drugs, are chased by a mobster (Steve Le Marquand), and get the father-in-law's (Jonathan Biggins) sheep stoned.



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 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, in Germany on 14 June 2012, and in the United Kingdom on 31 August 2012.

Critical reception[edit]

A Few Best Men was met with negative reviews, earning an approval rating of 17% on Rotten Tomatoes.[4]

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."[5]

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


  1. ^ "A FEW BEST MEN (15)". British Board of Film Classification. 2012-01-25. Retrieved 2012-11-06. 
  2. ^ "A Few Best Men (2012)". boxofficemojo.com. 
  3. ^ Mill Valley Film Festival (24 September 2011). "The Mill Valley Film Festival (October 6-16-, 2011) - Special Premiere". California Film Institute. Retrieved 24 September 2011. 
  4. ^ A Few Best Men at Rotten Tomatoes
  5. ^ Williams, Fiona. "A Few best Men (review)". SBS. Retrieved 14 February 2013. 

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