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Matriarch Mama Joe has held her family together for 40 years around a Sunday dinner of soul food. When diabetes hospitalizes her, the dinners stop and tensions among her three daughters start to break the family apart. Two of the sisters feud continuously: Teri is jealous of Maxine's marriage and irritated that everyone assumes her corporate salary is open to the rest of the family's uses. Maxine resents Teri's bossiness and insensitivity to family tradition. Bird, the youngest, newly married to an ex-con, accepts a favor from an old lover that leads to her husband's arrest. Mama Joe's grandson Ahmad cooks up a scheme to bring the family together, back to the table.Written by
Vanessa Williams was working on the film Hoodlum (1997) at the same time as this film. Since both movies were being filmed in Chicago, Williams would work on both films on different days. See more »
When Bird's co-workers are attacking Lem when he comes out the bathroom, he's wearing boxers under his towel. See more »
[after Bird discovers Lem dancing with his ex at her wedding reception]
Now, that's what she gets. Bringing in somebody who ain't got nothing and putting him off on family.
What do you mean, putting him off on family? How about putting him off on me? I'm the one who paid for this wedding!
[rolling her eyes]
Teri, why do you ALWAYS have to let everybody know how much you pay for everything?
Because I DO.
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The first version of this movie that George Tillman Jr made was entitled Spice of Life. It was released on a local cable access channel in Milwaukee, WI. See more »
This movie is fantastic! The acting is first-rate (especially Vivica A. Fox and Brandon Hammond). The storyline is touching, funny, and poignant. This film wisely avoids being a "chick flick" and tells about a regular middle-class African-American family, something we don't see in movies that often.
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