Next Best Thing, The

A comedy-drama about best friends – one a straight woman, Abbie (Madonna), the other a gay man, Robert (Rupert Everett) – 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.

Next Best Thing, The

Title: Next Best Thing, The

Release Date: 2000

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance

    Directors: Schlesinger, John


  • Madonna as Abbie Reynolds
  • Everett, Rupert as Robert Whittaker
  • Bratt, Benjamin as Ben Cooper
  • Douglas, Illeana as Elizabeth Ryder
  • Vartan, Michael as Kevin Lasater
  • Sommer, Josef as Richard Whittaker
  • Stumpf, Malcolm as Sam
  • Redgrave, Lynn as Helen Whittaker
  • Harris, Neil Patrick as David
  • Valley, Mark as Cardiologist
  • Krull, Suzanne as Annabel
  • Edwards, Stacy as Finn
  • Lynch, John Carroll as Abbie”s Lawyer
  • Bennett, Fran as Judge Tracey Bennett
  • Lopez, Ricki as Angel

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