The Best Man Holiday Review

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Back in 1999, Malcolm D. Lee brought us The Best Man, which, at the time, was a refreshing and somewhat unique picture that offered an African American audience characters to relate to and be inspired by, going against the detrimental stereotypes that so often infiltrate mainstream cinema. Now, 14 years on, the sequel The Best Man Holiday remains faithful to this positive representation, and with powerful films such as 12 Years a Slave and The Butler causing quite a stir at present, it’s a welcomed antidote to the aforementioned titles, to see successful black protagonists, as bestselling authors, football players and award winning producers.

Reuniting the fine ensemble cast from the first picture, these old college friends decide to get together to celebrate Christmas, in spite of the existing rivalries between them. Most damaged of all is the friendship between author Harper (Taye Diggs) and soon to be retired professional footballer Lance
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