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The Best Man Holiday (2013)

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When college friends reunite after 15 years over the Christmas holidays, they discover just how easy it is for long-forgotten rivalries and romances to be reignited.

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Malcolm D. Lee

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Malcolm D. Lee, Malcolm D. Lee (characters)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Monica Calhoun ... Mia
Morris Chestnut ... Lance
Melissa De Sousa ... Shelby
Taye Diggs ... Harper
Regina Hall ... Candace
Terrence Howard ... Quentin
Sanaa Lathan ... Robyn
Nia Long ... Jordan
Harold Perrineau ... Julian
Eddie Cibrian ... Brian
Riele Downs ... Faith
Richie Lawrence ... August
Millie Davis ... Hope
Linden Liles-McCurdy ... L.J.
Isis Moore Isis Moore ... Kennedy
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When college friends reunite after 15 years over the Christmas holidays, they discover just how easy it is for long-forgotten rivalries and romances to be reignited.

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Taglines:

Times change. Friendship doesn't.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, sexual content and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 November 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Best Man 2 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,593,000, 17 November 2013, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$70,525,195

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$72,835,710
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SDDS | Datasat | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Shipped to theaters under the code name "Roasting Chestnuts". See more »

Goofs

When Lance is exiting the stadium, behind Harper, Quentin, and Julian the Buffalo Bills logo can be seen in the background. The football scenes were shot at Ralph Wilson Stadium. See more »

Quotes

Harper: Brian McDaniels... I like to ski in Vermont. I like to date chocolate girls.
Jordan: Shut up, Harper.
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Connections

References Django (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Written by Ralph Blane, Hugh Martin
Performed by Monica (as Monica)
Produced by Jermaine Dupri for So So Def Productions
Co-produced by Bryan-Michael Cox for Team Idris, LLC
Monica appears courtesy of RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment
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Surprisingly funny and heartwarming.
17 November 2013 | by judySee all my reviews

I am African American but I don't usually go to the typical Black movies because I find them too heavily silly, religious and manipulative so I was surprised as how funny and heartwarming Best Man's Holiday was. I really loved seeing all of these beautiful Black men and women getting together and celebrating their ups and downs. Terrance Howard was great, I never thought he could be so funny. It was great seeing Nina Long and Sanaa Latham who are great actresses and don't get enough screen time (Hollywood just don't tap its Black talent like it should). Morris Chestnut was also great and Taye Diggs (that's not to say that Howard Perrineau, Monica Calhoun and Melissa De Sousa weren't good because they were). Yes this movie is predictable and in some places overly preachy but you'll have a fun time and that's what movies are for.


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