This weekend, grab your girlfriends and go see The Best Man Holiday – which hits theaters today.
On Tuesday, I attended a screening with Mama Spoiled Pretty and her BFF, Estelle – and we had so much fun. We laughed hard and cried harder (this rom-com is also a tearjerker – so bring some tissues). In fact, I got so choked up at one point that I had to remind myself that this is a movie and the actors are all fine IRL. Anyway, here’s the movie description:
After nearly 15 years apart, Taye Diggs, Nia Long, Morris Chestnut, Harold Perrineau, Terrence Howard, Sanaa Lathan, Monica Calhoun, Melissa De Sousa and Regina Hall reprise their career-launching roles in The Best Man Holiday, the long-awaited next chapter to the film that ushered in a new era of comedy. When the college friends finally reunite over the Christmas holidays, they will discover just how easy it is for long-forgotten rivalries and romances to be ignited.
As a big fan of the first movie, I was so excited when this sequel was announced. But I was also skeptical about how they were going to make this movie work when so much time had passed since the original. Well, I can tell you the extra time gave the characters room to grow – which makes this film worth the wait. I especially liked how the viewer is reunited with these characters as they reconnect with each other.
Another reason to go see The Best Man Holiday? How ’bout this? Wah-BAM…
Morris Chestnut is supposed to be playing a Giants running back with a 15+ year career in the league. Even I know that’s ridic, but I’m willing to suspend disbelief.
Here’s a photo from my favorite movie moment. I don’t want to say too much and possibly spoil it. Just peep the photo caption for a hashtag hint.
Whether you’ve seen the original or not – I think you will thoroughly enjoy The Best Man Holiday. In the immortal words of Clueless’s Travis Birkenstock, I give it “Two very enthusiastic thumbs up. Fine holiday fun.”