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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.

Director:

Salim Akil

Writers:

Elizabeth Hunter (screenplay), Arlene Gibbs (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
3 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Based on Terry McMillan's novel, this film follows four very different African-American women and their relationships with the male gender.

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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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Storyline

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

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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 May 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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Sound Mix:

SDDS | DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Angela Bassett and Loretta Devine previously starred together in Waiting to Exhale (1995). 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

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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Connections

Referenced in Entourage: Out with a Bang (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

All I Do Is Win
Written by Ludacris (as Christopher Bridges), Snoop Dogg (as Calvin Broadus), DJ Khaled (as Khaled Khaled), Johnny Mollings, Leonardo Mollings, T-Pain and Rick Ross (as William Roberts)
Performed by DJ Khaled featuring T-Pain
Courtesy of EOne Entertainment and Courtesy of Jive Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Don't Believe What Others Say, See It For Yourself
26 May 2011 | by jclass-868-571839See all my reviews

I thought this was going to be another one of those boring date movies that I must see to make my girl feel good. But, it turned out to be rather good. The story flowed well with good acting by Angela Bassett and the cast did a good job as well. With a nice mixture of drama,comedy and even a few twists. Enjoy the movie for yourself. I can never understand what other critics are actually looking for when they preview a movie. As long as I can feel the characters and not worry about when the credits will role then it is a decent movie. I must say it is nothing worthy of an Oscar nomination but its definitely worth the price of admission.


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