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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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Salim Akil

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Elizabeth Hunter (screenplay), Arlene Gibbs (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Angela Bassett ... Mrs. Watson
Paula Patton ... Sabrina Watson
Laz Alonso ... Jason Taylor
Loretta Devine ... Mrs. Taylor
Meagan Good ... Blythe
Tasha Smith ... Shonda
Julie Bowen ... Amy
DeRay Davis ... Malcolm
Valarie Pettiford ... Aunt Geneva
Mike Epps ... Willie Earl
Pooch Hall ... Ricky
Romeo Miller ... Sebastian
Brian Stokes Mitchell ... Mr. Watson
Gary Dourdan ... Chef
T.D. Jakes ... Reverend James
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Two very different families converge on Martha's Vineyard one weekend for a wedding.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

6 May 2011 (USA) See more »

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Alma... gamou See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,215,487, 8 May 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$37,295,394, 26 June 2011
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jumping the broom is an African American tradition See more »

Goofs

When Mr. Watson is about to confess the family's financial troubles to Mrs. Watson while she is applying lipstick in front of a vanity, the tube of lipstick changes to a lip gloss wand. See more »

Quotes

Reverend James: Sabrina, dear, I understand that you love each other and that you're maybe even meant to be together. But I should warn you that sometimes life will really test you.
Sabrina Watson: Well, we'll pass. I mean, Reverend James, Jason was sent to me. He's my soul mate.
Reverend James: That's so sweet. But even a soul mate can really test you.
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References The Bold and the Beautiful (1987) See more »

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Mambo Atomico
Written by Jerker Kluge
Performed by The Hi-Fly Orchestra
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The Vidiot Reviews...
17 August 2011 | by capone666See all my reviews

Jumping the Broom

Every culture has its wedding traditions. Jewish couples break the glass; Hindu couples exchange garlands; and rich couples sign prenups.

The wedding tradition in this drama, however, is controversial.

After another one nightstand, Sabrina (Paula Patton) vows not to spread her legs until she is married.

Accepting that challenge is Jason (Laz Alonso), a cultured, caring guy, who proposes in less than 6-months.

Now, they must make their families see eye-to-eye on cultural issues, including the ceremonially slave custom of jumping over a broom to secretly signify marriage.

Meanwhile, Jason must confront his overbearing mother (Loretta Devine), while Sabrina sorts through the news that her parents (Angela Bassett, Brian Stokes Mitchel) aren't who they say they are.

Laden with religious dialogue and debates over racial obligations, Jumping the Broom does have its agenda; however, its depiction of in-law fallouts is accurate.

Which is why the ideal wedding is that of two orphans. (Yellow Light)


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