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The Best Man (1999)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  22 October 1999 (USA)
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Harper's autobiographical novel is almost out, his girlfriend Robin desires commitment, and he's best man at the wedding of Lance, a pro athlete. He goes to New York early (Robin will come ... See full summary »

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Director: Malcolm D. Lee
Stars: Terrence Howard, Harold Perrineau, Nia Long
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Harper's autobiographical novel is almost out, his girlfriend Robin desires commitment, and he's best man at the wedding of Lance, a pro athlete. He goes to New York early (Robin will come for the wedding) to hang out with Lance and other friends, including Jordan, his former almost-lover, now in media and privy to an advance copy of the book. The men discuss women, never facing their own double standard; Jordan wants to try again with Harper, at least for one night; and Harper fears that Lance will read his book and learn that the bride-to-be slept with him once to avenge Lance's many affairs. Can Harper mature before Lance kills him, Jordan seduces him, and he loses Robin? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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$9,000,000 (estimated)

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£51,860 (UK) (30 June 2000)

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£106,418 (UK) (7 July 2000)
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Three cast members from "The Best Man" also appeared in "Love & Basketball" one year later in 2000. Sanaa Lathan, Regina Hall, and Monica Calhoun have parts in both movies. See more »

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When the guys are playing cards and Lance gets mad and jumps across the table at Q, everything flies off the table. In the next shot the table is back and not disturbed. See more »

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Quentin: Nigga, I am a pimp, so my future looks mighty bright, thank you very much.
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Finally done right.
11 December 1999 | by (Pittsburgh, PA) – See all my reviews

I was very impressed with The Best Man. As an avid moviegoer, this was the very first Black movie made in recent decades that was done right. As a first major endeavor for Malcolm Lee, my hat is off to him for portraying young, successful, upper-middle class African-Americans in a solid storyline that was at once heart-warming, funny, serious at times, but light at others. Overall... simply very well done. The character's development was executed eloquently and, at times so subtly, I nearly missed some things. The cinematography, costumes and sets were all as they should be: done with class.

This young, successful, upper-middle class African-American says thanks for finally doing it right.


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