My Best Friend's Wedding - a romcom without the rom - was remarkably different in its original script. There were only two lines of dialogue for George (then named Digger), Kimmy just magically forgave all of Julianne's transgressions and not only that, but Julianne would be rewarded at the end of the movie by, not getting her man, but getting a man - a handsome stranger at the wedding played by John Corbett.
It's not often that a test audience screening will save a movie, but it's safe to say a test screening saved My Best Friend's Wedding, by taking away Julianne's "happily ever after" without the movie ending on a downer, and giving Kimmy some real fight and agency. These changes would turn My Best Friend's Wedding into a sleeper hit of a movie that charmed audiences and critics in 1997, and still does to this day.
Is Verbal Diorama crème brûlée or jell-o, though?
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