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Hav Plenty (1997)

R | | Comedy | 19 June 1998 (USA)
Lee Plenty is an almost broke would-be novelist and Havilland Savage is rich and very beautiful woman and his friend. When she invites him to her home for New Year's Eve, they start to ... See full summary »
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Christopher Scott Cherot ...
Lee Plenty
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Havilland Savage
Tammi Katherine Jones ...
Caroline Gooden
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Leigh Darling
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Michael Simmons
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Felix Darling
Kim Harris ...
Bobby Montgomery
Betty Vaughn ...
Grandma Moore
Margie St. Juste ...
Alexandria Beaumont
Chuck Baron ...
Mr. Savage
Michelle Turner ...
Sylvia Savage
Paula Gene Reese ...
Evelyn
Wanda Candelario ...
Girl in Gas Station
Robyn M. Greene ...
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Lee Plenty is an almost broke would-be novelist and Havilland Savage is rich and very beautiful woman and his friend. When she invites him to her home for New Year's Eve, they start to build up a romance. Written by Anonymous

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$650,000 (estimated)

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$1,102,036 (USA) (19 June 1998)

Gross:

$2,301,777 (USA) (24 July 1998)
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Havilland Savage: [after Lee finds out she gave the job to her sister instead of him] First off, I'm offering my sister a job, i'm doing her a favor. She will make more money workin' for me than she will work for anybody in D.C... Secondly, This is between me and my sister. So while you're in my face, in my mother's house - you better take your threadbearin', fake book writing, motherfucking piss-colored ass out of my goddamn house!
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Weak narrative but done with some wit and charm
9 April 2002 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Lee Plenty is house sitting for his friend Hav Savage. The pair have a frosty relationship but also have slight crushes on each other. When Hav invites Lee down to her parent's house in Washington for New Years eve he travels down but finds himself involved in the lives of all the women under that roof. Every time he tries to leave something comes up.

The plot of this film is a little vague to say the least – it is really based on real life so the rambling story can be excused. It even has a story within a story and finishes with a point that's hard to understand in context of the true story context. However that's not to say that it is without charm, despite not moving in one clear direction it is quite nice. The relationships between all the main characters are quite witty and involving – making the story good despite it's weakness.

The cats are generally good. I felt that Cherot did well as a writer and director but as an actor his performance wasn't good enough to carry the film. His mugging is quite irritating at times and makes it hard to believe that anyone would fall for his `charms'. In fairness he's not terrible but someone else could have done it better. Maxwell is frosty, sexy and vulnerable all at the same time and is really good in an initially unlikable character. Similarly her sister Leigh (played by Lee) is cute and does well with a complex role. The cameos in the movie within the movie are also quality but only really for laughs – Nia Long, Lauryn Hill, Mekhi Phiffer and TLC's Chilli.

Overall this struggles from a narrative that lacks direction and a lead star who maybe thinks he's funnier than he is. But the overall film is witty and charming, the cast are young and sexy and interesting and it's nice to see a black comedy that doesn't have the terrible Master P in it!


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