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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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Leigh Darling
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Michael Simmons
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Chuck Baron ...
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Michelle Turner ...
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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)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,102,036, 21 June 1998, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,301,777, 26 July 1998
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Lee Plenty: [reading songs on Michael's CD] "Love 40", "Love Be Down", "Gattin' on Love", "Crack Addict" What's "Crack Addict" about?
Caroline Gooden: Check the lyrics, Money.
Lee Plenty: [reading lyrics] "Crack addict, i'm a crack addict, Girl you got me addicted to your... crack. Don't deny me I don't like cold turkey I ain't talkin 'bout drugs."
[confused]
Lee Plenty: What?
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Weak narrative but done with some wit and charm
9 April 2002 | by 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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