August 21, 1998 at 04:00 AM EDT

How Stella Got Her Groove Back

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
Wide Release Date
08/14/98
performer
Angela Bassett, Regina King, Taye Diggs, Victor Garber, Whoopi Goldberg, Carl Lumbly
director
Kevin Rodney Sullivan
distributor
CBS/Fox Home Video
author
Terry McMillan
genre
Drama, Romance
We gave it a C-

A smooth-jazz adaptation of Terry McMillian’s follow-up to Waiting to Exhale that claims to star Angela Bassett as a 40-year-old foxy single mom who falls for a 20-year-old hunk while on vacation. Actually, this foamy, Second Chance at Love-type romantic fantasy stars the island of Jamaica. Whoopi Goldberg adds a whole lotta jerk pork as the heroine’s best friend in a plot devoid of real conflict; the treacly soundtrack relies way too heavily on shoop-shoop-ishness to signify good lovin’. C-

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