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Jumping the Broom (2011)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 6 May 2011 (USA)
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Two very different families converge on Martha's Vineyard one weekend for a wedding.

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Two very different families converge on Martha's Vineyard one weekend for a wedding.

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Sometimes the only way to get past family drama... is to jump right over it. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for some sexual content | See all certifications »

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$6,600,000 (estimated)

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$15,215,487 (USA) (6 May 2011)

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$37,295,394 (USA) (24 June 2011)
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Jumping the broom is an African American tradition See more »

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When Aunt Geneva is singing "sexual healing," Sebastian puts his hand on Shonda's thigh. She takes it off and puts it on his own thigh, but in the next shot his arm is resting on the top of his chair. See more »

Quotes

Willie Earl: [to Chef, after catching him being intimate with Blythe] I mean, I know you ain't got your private parts out around all this good food, do you? And, second of all, do you have any kind of relationship with some Vaseline, lotion or anything? Your knees look like you been prayin' in some chicken flour!
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Featured in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.16 (2011) See more »

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Tonight
Written by Donnis (as LaDonnis Crump) and Tyler Williams
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Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Trust Roger Ebert!
9 May 2011 | by (Bloomington, IN) – See all my reviews

I used to look at IMDb regularly and base whether or not I went to a movie on the reviews. With this currently rated so low, I would have normally stayed away, but thankfully I found Roger Ebert's review, which was wonderfully objective. Is this movie perfect? No. Is it fun? Yes. Will you laugh? Probably. I've read several comments included in reviews on here about the side story lines, how little body fat there is on the actors (Really?! Maybe showing fit people is a really good idea.), and a few other things. My basic answer is, so what? Enjoy the movie for what it is. It's a brief look at the life of a two very chaotic and dysfunctional families. Sometimes that's how life works. It may not be your life, but it may be close to someone else's. There are times when the dialogue is so over the top, it was obviously to achieve a certain comedic or dramatic moment, and I'm OK with that. One of the important aspects to me is that in this day and age of movies that portray the worst of society, this portrays the successful black families. The characters were very believable for me. In several instances, I could have sworn I met them at some point in my life. The main characters are certainly the core of the movie. Sabrina and Jason are the young couple whose wedding is affected by the vastly different backgrounds they come from. The mothers are given a very powerful place in the film, with their actions affecting everyone else, as they should. The dynamics are interesting to watch at first, but by the end of the movie, it's very easy to see how and why people are the way they are. Some of the climaxes in the movie are easy to spot, others not so much. In the end, this was a very enjoyable movie, and definitely worth seeing. I almost never choose a romantic comedy as my first choice, but this was such a well rounded movie, even I found it very enjoyable (as a guy) to go to. It wasn't sappy, it wasn't cheesy, it was just plain fun.


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