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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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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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The Watsons Are Uptown 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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SDDS | DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

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

Mrs. Watson: Life is like a disco, no matter how the music changes, you just keep on dancing.
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Connections

Featured in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.16 (2011) See more »

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Magic
Written by James Gass, Paula Patton and Robin Thicke
Performed by Robin Thicke
Courtesy of Interscope Records
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Wo!! What a wedding....
9 May 2011 | by akshaychug14See all my reviews

These type of African-American comedy movies that make their way to the market are among the few. Jumping the broom is a type of movie that avoids many of the typical and overused stuff of the genre yet provoke a fair degree of an enjoyable experience. It's not a perfect movie but hey, c'Mon who needs that tension, we are going for fun. The movie has enough entertaining and funny moments that will provide satisfaction to your movie watching experience thanks to the award-winning cast for their great performances.

This takes us to the movie theme and plot. In a simple style and scale the director Salim Akil presents a family and culture clashing comedy that is well filmed with progressive shots with a bright tinch of melodrama. As in many romantic movies, the story is about two lovebirds, but here the story is all about class and status. The film features two love-birds Sabrina Watson (Paula Patton) and Jason Taylor (Laz Alonso) planning to marry each other. However the main setup of the film is that these two love each other but their families don't.

Apart from the storyline the film works only because the script is a juggling stuff with a dozen of jokes and gags. Another coup for the film is it's amusing supporting characters which prevents a hard collision and bloodbath when these two entirely different families meet each other. This film also has other shining moments such as it's elegant wedding feel and well coordinated cinematography. The casting is well chosen and diverse. Overall, by most standards it's not enough for a movie to be a hit but will attract the audience as a funny and an interesting flick.


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