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Watch: Perpetual Best Friend Judy Greer Dismantles the "Best Friend" Role in Hilarious Video

Photo of Sam Adams By Sam Adams | Criticwire June 13, 2014 at 12:02PM

Judy Greer, the star of FX's upcoming "Married," has been a rom-com bestie forever, but she's pushing her way into the spotlight
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Judy Greer and Nat Faxon in FX's "Married"
Judy Greer and Nat Faxon in FX's "Married"

Judy Greer has been an almost-recognizable actress for so long that she wrote a book about it, but the perennial romantic comedy sounding board is stepping into the lead with FX's "Married," which will premiere on July 17 and is, we can only hope, better than its commercials suggest. She's also taking the reins with a hilarious video on Funny or Die, which starts with the classic rom-com scene where the heroine's best friend (Greer, of course) tells her to follow her dreams and the lingers after she's bolted out the door and the triumphant music has died away. Greer has been so good in so much for so long -- she was robbed of awards attention for 2011's "The Descendents" -- that it's a little ridiculous she has to make the point at all, but she does it with characteristic precision and grace. Even in a short about getting stuck in the friend zone, she shows why she should be America's main squeeze.



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