‘The Best Man Holiday’ hit theatres this weekend to rave reviews. Many questioned if it would live up to all the hype and let me tell you…it absolutely does. It was shocking to realize the original film ‘The Best Man’ was released 15 years ago!
There is no question it was worth the wait and they actually got it better the second time around. They took the long break to fine tune the character’s and clearly the actors have grown significantly over time. It was funny to see how much they have all changed over the year’s and how much they have refined their craft.
There are no words to express the joy in seeing such great acting and a script which was realistic and well-balanced. Will you laugh….absolutely. Will you cry…for sure. Will you leave feeling good…definitely. Will you be glad you saw it…darn right! Finally a movie worth my hard-earned money…after a year full of duds.
It has an all-star cast including; Taye Diggs, Nia Long, Morris Chestnut, Harold Perrineau , Terrence Howard, Sanaa Lathan, Monica Calhoun, Melissa De Sousa and Regina Hall. Most of them can thank the original movie for launching very successful acting careers.
Since it is no fun watching a film after someone blows it by telling you the entire plot…I will leave you with the above trailer to wet your whistle. But I will say that if you want to escape for a mere 120 minutes, go check it out! I give it TWO TOES UP! (cannot use thumbs and risk being sued:)
Wait…did I say how HILARIOUS Terrance Howard was in this movie??? Well, he stole the show and was INCREDIBLE in this role! And the handsome men doing their dance moves while “air singing” was worth an extra $10 bucks:).
On another note, I heard it is already breaking box office records. The movie bumped “THOR: THE DARK WORLD” by raking in $10.7 million its first night! Let’s hope Hollywood takes note… there really is a pent-up demand for GOOD black films. Clearly we need more…maybe they will get the message.
Just in case the director Malcolm D. Lee does not win an OSCAR…he is hereby nominated BEST DIRECTOR by my blog:). Did you know he is the cousin of director Spike Lee? Trivia for your mind!
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