"Kamryn and Adele thought nothing could come between them – until Adele did the unthinkable and slept with Kamryn’s fiance. Two years later, Kamryn receives a letter from Adele asking her to visit her in hospital. Adele is dying and begs Kamryn to adopt her daughter."
My Best Friend's Girl is introspective and clever, mixing the right amount of heartfelt and heart-breaking. It's ripe with components for a character-driven drama and I'd actually like to see two adaptations: an American and British version.
It would be interesting to see how screenwriters Jenny Lumet (Rachel Getting Married) or Lorene Scafaria (Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist) could orchestrate the script. Or how directors Barry Jenkins (Medicine for Melancholy), Ava DuVernay (I Will Follow) or Jason Reitman (Up in the Air) could bring the story to life. If any of those filmmakers got attached to this project I'd be extremely pleased. As for actors... Tracey Heggins (Medicine for Melancholy) and Greta Gerwig (Greenberg) would top my list as leads.
I really enjoyed reading My Best Friend's Girl and it's fitting for Reel Artsy to include books to the quest of spotlighting all things quirky and awkwardly cute.