Joined: Dec 09 2008
Posted: Nov 17 2013 at 12:41am
I loved it but I'm easy to please! I took my daughter when she was a baby and I took her with me this time (she's 15) so that was kind of sweet. I agree that it was predictable and that's probably why I didn't cry, but it was still worth it.
Nia Long looks too good! She and Morris Chestnut have NOT aged a day.
Did anyone see that this movie has earned more than expected? 10 million only on Friday...the movie cost 17 million to make and they will probably earn double of what it was spent this weekend alone. Variety says it is "overperforming" (because it was not expected to make that muhc):
‘Best Man Holiday’ Over-Performing with Possible $35 Million Weekend
Sequel shows hunger for movies targeted to African-American aud
Malcolm D. Lee’s comedy sequel, made for only $17 million, should
take in over $30 million at the box office this weekend, wildly
exceeding expectations for the Universal film, which were originally
pegged in the mid-to-high teens.
Some observers think “Best Man” could top $35 million by Sunday,
putting the pic just behind Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World” ($37
million) and making it the largest opening for an African-American film
since last year’s “Think Like a Man” ($33 million).
Arriving 15 years after the original comedy, “Best Man Holiday”
reunites Lee with all of the original cast members, including Morris
Chestnut, Taye Diggs, Regina Hall, Terrence Howard, Sanaa Lathan, Nia
Long, Monica Calhoun and Melissa De Sousa.
The box office performance also sends a message to Hollywood: Make more black movies.
Despite Hollywood’s reluctance to produce African-American films (one
reason is their lack of overseas acceptance), black audiences are
enthusiastic about franchises like Tyler Perry’s “Madea” franchise and
films like the Weinstein Company’s recent success, “Lee Daniels’ The
And yet only a few urban movies are actually given the opportunity to test the market.
“If studios are willing to spend the money to build awareness for
black movie stars and directors, black American film culture will
travel,” producer Stephanie Allain (“Hustle & Flow”) recently told
the New York Times.
Fox Searchlight is hoping audiences remain strong this Thanksgiving when it releases the musical drama “Black Nativity,” starring Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker and Jennifer Hudson.
Based on the Langston Hughes play, “Black Nativity” opens nationwide Nov. 27.
Joined: Jul 03 2008
Location: New Jersey
Posted: Nov 18 2013 at 7:45am
I didn't have high hopes for this movie. From the previews, it seemed as though it would be a tacky comedy.
Man, was I wrong!! This movie was EXCELLENT!!! It kept me engaged from begining to end. I loved how it started with scenes from the last movie.
My favorite part was definately the guys putting on the talent show !!! I just blushed my butt off as if they were singing to me...hahaha!!
Mia's story was heartbreaking...I wasn't prepared for that .
I wasn't really feeling the relationship between Jordan and her dude. It didn't seem authentic.
And am I the only one that think Shelby's daughter is Q's daughter?? I just had a feeling this whole movie that it would come out that he fathered that little girl!!! I think it'll tie into the next one surrounding him getting married.
All in all, I thought it was GREAT movie!!! I give it 9 out of 10. I take a point away from the excessive use of profanity. Damn they cursed a lot in this movie!
It was funny, emotional, sad...and it was very well written! Great flick!!!
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