By Ken Tucker
Updated January 19, 1996 at 05:00 AM EST
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Waiting to Exhale

type
  • Movie

WAITING TO EXHALE (R) Terry McMillan’s best-selling novel has been turned into an exhilarating blast of a movie. The strong cast is headed by Angela Bassett as Bernadine, a devoted wife and mother recently dumped by her husband. Whitney Houston is tough-as-nails Savannah, portrayed with a detachment so cool it’s occasionally jarring. McMillan’s theme is the notion of being treated well — women’s yearning to be loved, respected, even adored once in a while — and it has been taken to heart by director Forest Whitaker. B+

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Waiting to Exhale

type
  • Movie
mpaa
  • R
runtime
  • 127 minutes
director
  • Forest Whitaker

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