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 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 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.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

This is the third movie Regina Hall has used the same character name (Candace). See more »

Goofs

Canadian flags can be seen on a street, as Lance is driving an SUV prominently featuring a New Jersey license plate. Though the movie location was set in the United States, the Canada filming location was revealed by the flags. 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

Referenced in Jimmy Kimmel Live!: John Goodman/Regina Hall/NCT 127 (2018) See more »

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Written by Ali Dee (as Ali Theodore), Michael Klein, Alana Da Fonseca
Performed by Rebecca Styles (as Becca Styles)
Courtesy of DeeTown Entertainment
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More drama than comedy
3 April 2015 | by scottyxlSee all my reviews

I started watching this movie thinking it was another black comedy (I love those) so I was a bit disappointed because there where not a lot of funny scenes (though Terrence Howard was funny as hell). After I realized it wasn't a laugh your ass off comedy there was a lot more drama. I must say that in the end I really enjoyed watching this, it just took me a moment to switch.

Only after watching this movie I read that it was a sequel. That answered a few of my questions about the character development and plot.

I really liked the plot though and the character development was good, so I'll be watching the 3rd movie when it comes out.

So if you're into black movies and don't mind drama this is one you should definitely watch.


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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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