Anytime that you can make a movie where you have grown men in the theater crying over certain scenes, you are one helluva storyteller. When I cry, I experience headaches so let me just say that I have a migraine right about now. While leaving the grocery store this morning, radio stations kept talking about the movie, The Best Man Holiday, and they even played this BEAUTIFUL song by Marsha Ambrosius & Anthony Hamilton that is featured on the soundtrack. So I was well convinced that I needed to see this movie today and not wait until later on.
Let me be real: This was the best movie that I’ve seen this year. If you haven’t seen The Best Man which was released several years ago, I suggest that you go see that one first before laying eyes on this sequel, The Best Man Holiday. Otherwise, it’s not gonna make sense to you. I loved that the entire cast was on board for this sequel which consisted of Morris Chestnut, Nia Long, Taye Diggs, Terrence Howard, Sanaa Lathan, Monica Calhoun, Regina Hall, Melissa DeSousa, and Harold Perrineau. The storytelling was consistent and throughout the movie theater, I heard the sound of people breathing heavy because they were crying…including me. Once you go see this movie, you will understand what I mean. No matter how thick-skinned you may be, there’s no way that any human being will be able to see this movie and not shed a tear in a couple of the scenes.
Of course, you have some very hilarious scenes in the movie and once again Taye Diggs’ character (Harper) finds himself in hot water again with his best friend Lance, played by Morris Chestnut. I’m not gonna tell you all of the crazy details of the movie but I will say that Terrence Howard’s character (Quentin) has some shocking news that he reveals towards the end of the movie, which makes me believe that there will be a part three. If so, I can’t wait.
I don’t know if the movie was meant to be a “message movie” but I really did learn something from it; FORGIVENESS. When you learn how to forgive, it definitely gives the person the opportunity to communicate and work things out with the person that you have a problem with. Not only that, I’ve also learned that we all need to be more compassionate towards others and understand the fact that everyone has a past. We are all imperfect human beings and we have all messed up. But God forgives us and allows us the chance to make better decisions.
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