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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

Writers:

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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Storyline

Mia Sullivan (Monica Calhoun), wife of Lance Sullivan (Morris Chestnut), has written letters requesting that the old gang should join them for Christmas: Harper Stewart (Taye Diggs) and his almost-nine-month-pregnant wife Robyn (Sanaa Lathan), Julian "Murch" Murchison (Harold Perrineau) and wife Candace Sparks (Regina Hall), her best friend Jordan Armstrong (Nia Long) and boyfriend Brian McDonald (Eddie Cibrian), Quentin "Q" Spivey (Terrence Howard), and Shelby Taylor (Melissa De Sousa). All the friends arrive at the house, the first time they've come together in 14 years, and the celebration begins. At dinner, the old friends catch up while tensions grow between Shelby and Candace. Years after his debut novel, Harper is struggling with writer's block, financial difficulties, and pressure from his publisher to come up with newer and better material for his next book. He has also been recently relieved of his faculty position at New York University, further complicating the couple's ...

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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

When the lead male characters sing Can You Stand The Rain to the female characters, their reactions are genuine as the director didn't tell the ladies which song would be sung to them. See more »

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After Melissa's big fight with Candace when Melissa bends down to comfort Kennedy, her daughter, she calls her Mia while looking right at her. 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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Soundtracks

What Christmas Means to Me
Written by George Gordy, Allen Story, Anna Gordy Gaye
Performed by Fantasia Barrino (as Fantasia)
Produced by Harmony aka "H-Money" Samuels for BOE Global
Fantasia appears courtesy of 19 Recordings Limited/RCA Records
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Fantastic Follow-Up!
16 November 2013 | by jahutton1See all my reviews

Leave the kids at home and enjoy a great night out with your honey or a few of your best gals!

This movie has a lot of unnecessary profanity,but it is nonetheless enjoyable, and is sure to go down as one the most well-written, heart- warming, emotionally stimulating urban holiday films.

I have to admit, I didn't know what to expect...I just thought that I was going to see a typical "black Christmas movie" that was horribly scripted, all the while using a great cast, and leaving me completely dissatisfied with my holiday experience...but that couldn't be more wrong. The follow-up of each cast member has a believable and consistent flow. All the actors seem to have a genuine connection with each other that emanates wonderful chemistry in the film. The men in the film look more incredible than they did in the original film, especially Mr. Morris 'sexual chocolate' Chestnut; and Mr. Taye Diggs' smile is more disarming and brighter than ever.

The whole movie experience was incredible and I look forward to watching this film over and over again right through the holiday season.


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