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91
You'll laugh - a lot - but you'll also shed tears of recognition at this funny, salty, strife-torn look at the agony and ecstasy of family.
75
The cast is large, well chosen and diverting. The ceremony is delightful.
75
Chicago Tribune
The film works because the screenwriters, Elizabeth Hunter and Arlene Gibbs, have a knack for juggling a dozen-plus major characters without succumbing to the obvious class-warfare gags every 90 seconds.
70
Perceptive, faith-based romantic comedy.
63
Orlando Sentinel
The funny moments outnumber the warm ones. There's a touch of religion and plenty of melodrama, especially in the contrivances of a cluttered and drawn out third act.
50
Village Voice
A late-act crisis precipitated by scandalous maternity news is straight out of the Tyler Perry Academy of Plotting, and all the beseeching of the Lord sounds like little more than product placement.
50
The actors, particularly the icy Bassett and the fiery Devine, excel in their roles and drive home the film's multifaceted messages.
40
A wedding comedy that grows increasingly unfunny with each passing minute.
40
Variety
A broad African-Amerian family comedy that manages to avoid many of the more predictable cliches of the genre, yet also leaves out the warmth and, too often, the laughs.
40
While Jumping the Broom showcases rarely depicted class issues within the black community, the film still relies on wince-inducing stereotypes to delineate them.

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