The Next Best Thing

Lists: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Brief Synopsis: "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."

Overall Ranking: - (Rank from 2000: # 0)

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David Baruffi11.6

People Involved

  • Madonna (Abbie Reynolds)
  • Rupert Everett (Robert Whittaker)
  • Benjamin Bratt (Ben Cooper)
  • Malcolm Stumpf (Sam)
  • Josef Sommer (Richard Whittaker)
  • Suzanne Krull (Annabel)
  • Linda Larkin (Kelly)
  • Illeana Douglas ()
  • Michael Vartan ()
  • Lynn Redgrave ()
  • Neil Patrick Harris ()
  • (Director)