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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)  »

Also Known As:

4 Mulheres Apaixonadas  »

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$16,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

£1,240,401 (UK) (23 February 1996)
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Although Whitaker had earlier directed an HBO drama called Strapped (1993) - for which he received Best New Director honors at the Toronto Film Festival - this film was his first job directing a full-length feature film. See more »

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Vannah's necklace is outside then inside then outside of her top at Glo's birthday party. 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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Lovin' You
Performed by Minnie Riperton (as Minni Riperton)
Written by Minnie Riperton, Dick Rudolph (as Richard Rudolph)
Courtesy of Capitol Records
under license from CEMA Special Markets
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A real disaster!
3 January 2003 | by (Montreal, Canada) – See all my reviews

This movie is awful! The caracters are shallow and almost ridiculous, especially Lela Rochon. It's a very, very, very bad soap opera. I was watching this movie with my wife and we were laughing almost all the time. It is much too long, with no rhythm with absolutely no emotions. It is only a poor attempt to manipulate the viewer by using one cliché after another. Skip it, it's a waste of time!


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