Jumping the Broom: Family Drama on the Big Screen
Yeah, I saw the sneak peek – and it does get a Thumbs Up!
Wanna know why? It’s NOT because of:
1. The great cast of actors (Angela Bassett, Loretta Divine are my favorites)
3. The humor (I almost choked on my pop and popcorn from laughing so hard at the silliness)
4. It’s a “Black Movie” (I am always one to support movies that are produced by people of color because I want to see them do more)
5. And it’s not because the main character’s name was PAM! (what a baby-boomer name – the groom’s mother. Don’t I feel special)
No the main reason why this movie gets a “thumbs up” is because it was written very well. Both young and old would enjoy – and black and white audiences would love it. This movie makes fun of the “haves” and “have nots” but it is not demeaning or offensive. Everyone would get giggle out of this movie and make you feel empathetic about others.
It had simple plot but great (and authentic) dialog with complex and layered characters. And a great underlying theme of keeping a commitment to GOD by staying chaste before marriage. Refreshing – without being religious.
Each character in the movie was multi-dimensional which made the movie so intriguing to watch. The twists and turns in the movie were well thought out – and the humor had a rhythm to it.
There was one thing – I cried. I cried about the last 15 or 20 minutes of the movie. I hate that. Such a baby.
Well, who doesn’t cry at weddings!
This is one movie that I’d see more than once. This may become a classic – well, at least the perfect “date night” flick.
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