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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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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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Times change. Friendship doesn't.

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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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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In its first weekend of release in the United States it was able to gain back double its entire production budget. See more »

Goofs

When Harper teases Jordan about her boyfriend he says Brian McDaniels but his name is Brian McDonald. 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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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Lady Gaga (2013) See more »

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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I'm Sure You Heard the Phrase, "Grown Folk's Business"
18 November 2013 | by day_daeSee all my reviews

Best Man's Holiday, is a timely-well written and acted movie. It touches on so many social issues people are going through in the now. It is surprising how emotional involved you will be caught up in scenes. It's a roller coaster of highly amusing moments on second, followed by an altar call of your conscience reflecting on unresolved past issues the next. The movie will have you unexpectedly grabbing for popcorn salt covered napkins to use on tear ducts, then laughing so hard followed with, "what if -, thank you, goodness (smirk)…,you have got to be kidding me and oh YES (I know that's right)," moments. And then more need of those crumpled salt and oil napkins you discarded in the empty popcorn bowl.

So warning! Save your eyes, bring tissue and make sure the cell phone is charged. You'll be calling family and friends after seeing this movie. You may end up seeing them sooner than you thought possible or vowed ever to do again.


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