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Waiting to Exhale (1995)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  22 December 1995 (USA)
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Based on Terry McMillan's novel, this film follows four very different African-American women and their relationships with the male gender.

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This story based on the best selling novel by Terry McMillan follows the lives of four African-American women as they try to deal with their very lives. Friendship becomes the strongest bond between these women as men, careers, and families take them in different directions. Often light-hearted this movie speaks about some of the problems and struggles the modern women face in today's world. Written by David Adrine <hdadrine@hotmail.com>

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Friends are the people who let you be yourself... and never let you forget it.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language and some strong sexuality | See all certifications »
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22 December 1995 (USA)  »

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4 Mulheres Apaixonadas  »

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$16,000,000 (estimated)

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£1,240,401 (UK) (23 February 1996)
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Director Forest Whitaker was the unanimous first choice of the film's producers and screenwriters. See more »

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Gloria's right earring appears and disappears during her conversation with her ex-husband about their son. See more »

Quotes

Bernadine Harris: I give you 11 fucking years of my life and you're telling me you're leaving me for a white woman?
John Harris, Sr.: Would it help if she was black?
Bernadine Harris: No. It would help if you were black.
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Love Will Be Waiting At Home
Performed by For Real
Written by Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds (as Babyface)
Produced by Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds (as Babyface) for Ecaf Productions
For Real appears courtesy of Rowdy Records
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A decent movie that could have been better
10 February 2002 | by (texas) – See all my reviews

Basically a movie about black women who whine about their unsatisfying relationships . Angela Basset is the shining star here, she is wonderful to watch and a very talented woman but she alone cannot hold this movie together . i have never read the book but from what ive heard about it , its much better than this movie ..

I dont get whitney houstons character , she sleeps around and calls men pigs yet shes screwing around with a married man and lela rochon is also with a man who has a wife. why would you stay with men like that. only person who acts real is angela basset's character who gets unceremoniously dumped for a white woman by her husband and reacts believably ,, its a decent movie that could have been better .


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