The Next Best Thing 23 years old

Best friends make the best mistakes

The Next Best Thing

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.


The Next Best Thing Cast

Name Character
Neil Patrick Harris He was 26, now 50 years old
Madonna She was 41, now 65 years old as Abbie Reynolds
Michael Vartan He was 31, now 54 years old
Benjamin Bratt He was 36, now 59 years old as Ben Cooper
Linda Larkin She was 29, now 53 years old as Kelly
Josef Sommer He was 65, now 89 years old as Richard Whittaker
Rupert Everett He was 40, now 64 years old as Robert Whittaker
Illeana Douglas She was 34, now 58 years old
Lynn Redgrave She was 56, 67 years old when she died
Suzanne Krull She was 33, 47 years old when she died as Annabel
Malcolm Stumpf He was 8, now 32 years old as Sam

The Next Best Thing Crew

Name Department
Mali Finn as Casting. She was 61 (69) years old when She died Production
Gary Lucchesi as Executive Producer. He was 45 (now 68) years old Production
Elliot Davis as Director of Photography. He was 51 (now 75) years old Camera
David Lazan as Art Direction. Art
Howard Cummings as Production Design. He was 46 (now 69) years old Art
Leslie Dixon as Producer. She was 0 (now 23) years old Production
Tom Ropelewski as Screenplay. He was 47 (now 70) years old Writing
Linne Radmin as Producer. Production
Jan K. Bergstrom as Set Decoration. Art
Tom Rosenberg as Producer. He was 0 (now 23) years old Production
John Schlesinger as Director. He was 74 (77) years old when He died Directing
Ruth Myers as Costume Design. She was 60 (now 83) years old Costume & Make-Up
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The Next Best Thing (23 years)

Best friends make the best mistakes

  • Release day: Friday, March 03, 2000
  • Runtime: 108 minutes
  • Budget: 25000000.00
  • Revenue: 24362772.00