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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 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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Director: Malcolm D. Lee
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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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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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Trivia

Taye Diggs and Sanaa Lathan both starred in Brown Sugar together. See more »

Goofs

When Shelby and Murch exit the bathroom together, Quentin's cellphone switches from his left hand, to his right hand and back to his left hand between shots. 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

Follows The Best Man (1999) See more »

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Universal King
Written by George Pajon Jr., Terence Graves, Andreas Bingel (as Andreas Bingle), N'Fa Jones, Mike Fratantuno
Performed by Channel Two
Courtesy of Hitcher Music
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Surprisingly funny and heartwarming.
17 November 2013 | by judywalker2See 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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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:

$30,107,555, 17 November 2013

Gross USA:

$70,525,195

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$72,835,710
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2.35 : 1
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