August 09, 2013 at 04:00 AM EDT

The Best Man Holiday

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
runtime
124 minutes
Wide Release Date
11/15/13
performer
Morris Chestnut, Taye Diggs, Regina Hall, Terrence Howard, Sanaa Lathan
director
Malcolm D. Lee
Genre
Comedy
We gave it a B-

In early 2011, director Malcolm D. Lee gathered the large ensemble cast of his 1999 debut, The Best Man. ”By the end of this dinner, I’m going to pitch you an idea for this movie,” he told them. When the plates were cleared, everyone was on board for a Christmastime reunion sequel. Football star Lance (Morris Chestnut) is about to break an all-time NFL record for rushing, while his former best man, Harper (Taye Diggs), has fallen on hard times. His novels aren’t selling, and he has been struggling to start a family with his wife, Robin (Sanaa Lathan). Count on Lee to gift-wrap a little drama for under the tree.

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