This watchable woman's film is a revisionist take on melodramas like OLD ACQUAINTANCE (1943) in which feuding characters endure middle age and each others' company. Unlike such sudsy updates of 40's soap operas as BETWEEN FRIENDS (1983), MY VERY BEST FRIEND takes a different tack: What if
one of the squabbling pals really means every bit of her bitchy repartee?
Always supportive of her glamorous friend Dana Griffin (Jaclyn Smith), reserved Barbara Wilkins (Jill Eikenberry) is somewhat relieved when Dana becomes engaged to tycoon Ted Marshall (Tom Mason). Invited to the wedding along with her increasingly distant husband Alex (Tom Irwin) and her teen