The trailer for Best Man Down caught me off guard. It seems like its going to be a typical wedding celebration film with some antics along the way. It stars Justin Long as the groom and Jess Weixler as the bride. The tone of the trailer nose dives when we find out that the best man, played by Tyler Labine, tragically dies during the celebration.
We see what happens when a couples wedding/honey moon comes to a tragic end, leaving them to go on a journey through the country to help find those close to him and set up his funeral.
Best Man Down was written and directed by Ted Koland and also stars Addison Timlin, Shelley Long, Frances O’Connor and Evan Jones. I’m interested to see where the film goes, as it surprised me with its dark tones. It’s good to see Justin Long in something with potential again, as it feels like its been a while.
Best Man Down comes out on October 3.