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The Best Man Holiday [DVD]

Monica Calhoun , Morris Chestnut , Greg Gardiner    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Monica Calhoun, Morris Chestnut, Melissa de Sousa, Taye Diggs, Regina Hall
  • Directors: Greg Gardiner
  • Producers: Malcolm D. Lee, Sean Daniel
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: French, Italian, German, Spanish, Arabic, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian, Portuguese, Swedish, Turkish, Hindi
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.40:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Universal Pictures UK
  • DVD Release Date: 5 May 2014
  • Run Time: 123 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00GY10AEU
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,231 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Seasonal comedy drama directed by Malcolm D. Lee. The film follows a group of friends as they reunite over the holiday season after 15 years apart. Novelist Harper Stewart (Taye Diggs) is experiencing a great deal of worry about his career after losing his job at NYU. To make matters worse, his wife Robyn (Sanaa Lathan) is pregnant with their first child, adding a great deal of stress to the already precarious situation. When the couple and the rest of their college friends are invited to professional football player Lance (Morris Chestnut)'s house to spend Christmas together, relationships are tested as a number of old rivalries and romances begin to rear their heads...


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a movie!!! 19 Mar 2014
By I. Mere
Format:DVD
As said in another review this sequel does not disappoint at all. It does have a sense of the actors being more grown up and facing thought provoking issues. The cast carry this beautifully and it is a mixture of your usual laughs and some serious tears. It makes you realise that there's more to life than what meets the eye. Make each moment count.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended 4 Jan 2014
Format:DVD
If you liked "The Best Man" this will not disappoint. This sequel has an equally credible and engaging plot, filled with humour and drama, from the characters that we grew to know and love in the original. I'm looking forward to the next instalment, hinted at when the film ends.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best 31 Mar 2014
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
Did not thing could do better but they have cried, laughed, a lot defo one for collection. Cannot wait for No 3.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A sequel better than the first? Amen to that! 23 Mar 2014
By ocube
Format:DVD
You will laugh, cry, then laugh and cry some more! Beautifully written romantic comedy balanced with the right amount of drama. Loved it even though it was the better part of 2hours.
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Amazon.com: 4.6 out of 5 stars  390 reviews
66 of 67 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I laughed ...I cried ...I laughed some more! 19 Nov 2013
By LadyLestat - Published on Amazon.com
Format:DVD
Bring your tissues ...The "Best Man Holiday" was way more than I expected it to be. This is the best movie of the year, in my opinion, but I don't think it's really appropriate for children so don't let the "Holiday" part fool you. This is a very underrated cast of actors and actresses because these people have been in the game for a while now, but they still are not as respected as they should be for the superb thespians that they are. All of the original stars from the first movie have returned, and this one was even better than the first. I saw "The Best Man" fifteen years ago, and I loved it then, so this sequel was long overdue. Stars include: Taye Diggs (Harper), Terrance Howard (Quentin), Morris Chestnut (Lance), Harold Perrineau, Jr (Julian), Nia Long (Jordan), Regina Hall (Candace), Monica Calhoun (Mia), Sanaa Lathan (Robin), Melissa DeSousa (Shelby), and new cast member Eddie Cibrian (Brian). This movie had a deeper story that was way more serious than the first film. It's about pride, loyalty, family, friendship, and understanding that everyone needs somebody at some point in their lives.

This movie picks right up where the first one left off, and it brings you up to speed about where these characters have been all this time. I thought that was a clever move because it's clear that a lot has happened. Harper and Robin got married, and are expecting their first child, and clearly you can tell there is some tension in their relationship due to fertility problems as well as financial issues. Candance and Julian have gotten married, and they have two daughters, but Candace still can't escape the consequences of her old profession, and it is brought up a lot that she used to be a stripper, but Shelby is also still a major problem for both of them. Shelby is back, and she's now a reality show television star which is a perfect job for Shelby since she's so overdramatic, but she's also divorced with a daughter of her own now. However, while she continues stirring the pot with Candance and Julian she has bigger problems than she realizes. Jordan, the careerwoman, is back, but this time she has a boyfriend who surprises everybody by being just a little bit lighter than what they were expecting. Jordan's strength, as well as her control issues continue to keep her from obtaining happiness, but she soon realizes that she doesn't have it all. Quentin is still single, lewd, crude, and perhaps one of the realest characters ever, but I was pleased to see that he could also be a serious character with a soft side. Terrance Howard MADE this movie for me! Lastly, Lance and Mia are still married, they now have four children, and Lance is still playing pro-football better than ever, but after a while it becomes clear that they needed to get the old crew back together for a reason, and it is shocking.

I absolutely loved the cameos by Anthony Hamilton and Marsha Ambrosius, and if you saw the first film, you'll totally see the significance behind the song they are singing, and if you are familiar with the music you'll love the soundtrack as well because there are great songs from different R&B stars. I can't say enough good things about this movie. This is a must see!
28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Holiday Movie of the YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 18 Nov 2013
By Teresa - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Blu-ray
This movie captures your attention from start to finish and is better than the first movie. A must see and I have already pre- ordered it.
19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Holiday Movie! 20 Nov 2013
By Resie - Published on Amazon.com
Format:DVD
This was the BEST holiday movie I've ever seen!!! It captures all of your emotions, very funny, sad and happy.
20 of 24 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice Emotional Workout 25 Nov 2013
By Jay B. Lane - Published on Amazon.com
Format:DVD
So this fellow had written a fictitious book inspired by events in his own life... When the old group gathered for a wedding, friends questioned how much of that book was really fiction and how much was actual fact. Oops! That was the premise of "The Best Man" in 1999. Now we have a sequel which takes place 15 years later. And yes, the plot has thickened ...but those old hurts still haven't gone away.

Our little bunch has never been so witty or so appealing; the dialogue is racy, raunchy and very, very funny (the delighted audience laughed out loud over and over again). Religion unabashedly plays a big part in the plot and it is used with NO irony or derision, so we see successful middle- class families who attend church, pray together, and raise polite well- mannered children who sing religious songs at family gatherings. This is a feel-good movie with a huge principal cast, so I must limit this to just a few.

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* Taye Diggs ("Baggage Claim") is Harper, that selfsame author, back on the prowl again in quest of a topic for a new book. Since his first book's middling success, he seems to be in a sophomore slump. (He was The Best Man 15 years ago.)
* Sanaa Lathan ("The Cleveland Show") is his wife Robyn, finally due to have a baby (Harper has a low sperm count); problem is, it's breach so she's scheduled for a C-section right after the holidays.
* Morris Chestnut ("Ladder 49") is Lance, our Alpha dog: a pro football player, a devoted husband, and a loving father of four (he was the groom 15 years ago). Mr. Chestnut says he doesn't take his shirt off in every film, but I am happy to report that in this one he DOES!
* Monica Calhoun (Lots of TV) is Mia, Lance's adored wife and mother to his four children. (She was the bride 15 years ago.) In that crucial football game she watches with her youngsters, we see something that resembles a rugby scrum rather than a traditional football play.
* Terrence Howard ("Prisoners") is Quentin, a successful but wayward friend who is always in the middle of everything. I have never seen Mr. Howard so funny!
* Nia Long ("House of Lies") is an executive with a successful book publishing company. She wants her author to write a biography of a football player who just happens to be a personal friend.

This R-rated outing contains sexual situations (not all the characters are devoted Christians) but stresses the importance of friendship, loyalty and trust. Expect plenty of profanity, lots of anatomical discussions, a girl fight, plus a time to laugh and a time to weep.

All in all, this is a nice emotional workout for everyone; that's why movies are made, isn't it? Kudos to writer/director Malcolm D Lee ("Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins"). A happy and enthusiastic screening audience exited the theater Tuesday night. I'll notify my JayFlix.net folks when Amazon releases the DVD.
16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Movie this Holiday Season 25 Nov 2013
By T. Walls - Published on Amazon.com
Format:DVD
I loved this movie. It was one of the best movies I've seen in a while. It was funny and heart-warming. I laughed and I cried, then I laughed and cried again. Quentin (Terrence Howard) was hilarious). I thought the first movie was my favorite, but this one just added to it. I have seen it twice. This will definitely be in my collection. Go see it and you haven't already.
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