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Waiting to Exhale (1995)

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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$67,052,156 (USA)
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Trivia

During the car burning scene, Angela Bassett's monologue was completely improvised. See more »

Goofs

When Robin is in bed with Michael, she takes off her underwear and then when he goes to put the condom on, but a minute later her underwear is still on. See more »

Quotes

Robin Stokes: [thought about Michael] Does he think he just did something here? Shit, I coulda had a V-8.
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References Tootsie (1982) See more »

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Count On Me
Performed by Whitney Houston and CeCe Winans
Written by Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds (as Babyface), Whitney Houston and Michael Houston
Produced by Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds (as Babyface) for Ecaf Productions
Whitney Houston appears courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.
CeCe Winans appears courtesy of Capitol Records, Inc.
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Whitney ruined the great potential
26 August 2001 | by (Bronx) – See all my reviews

Angela Basset was good as expected, but Whitney has no Range as an actress. The screenplay also neglected to portray, on film, the greatness of this novel. Instead of promoting sisterhood, they emphasized the canine-qualities of men. Read the book; rent Soul Food instead!


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