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The Best Man Holiday (2013)

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When college friends reunite after 15 years over the Christmas holidays, they discover just how easy it is for long-forgotten rivalries and romances to be reignited.

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Malcolm D. Lee

Writers:

Malcolm D. Lee, Malcolm D. Lee (characters)
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Director: Malcolm D. Lee
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Monica Calhoun ... Mia
Morris Chestnut ... Lance
Melissa De Sousa ... Shelby
Taye Diggs ... Harper
Regina Hall ... Candace
Terrence Howard ... Quentin
Sanaa Lathan ... Robyn
Nia Long ... Jordan
Harold Perrineau ... Julian
Eddie Cibrian ... Brian
Riele Downs ... Faith
Richie Lawrence ... August
Millie Davis ... Hope
Linden Liles-McCurdy ... L.J.
Isis Moore Isis Moore ... Kennedy
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Storyline

Mia Sullivan (Monica Calhoun), wife of Lance Sullivan (Morris Chestnut), has written letters requesting that the old gang should join them for Christmas: Harper Stewart (Taye Diggs) and his almost-nine-month-pregnant wife Robyn (Sanaa Lathan), Julian "Murch" Murchison (Harold Perrineau) and wife Candace Sparks (Regina Hall), her best friend Jordan Armstrong (Nia Long) and boyfriend Brian McDonald (Eddie Cibrian), Quentin "Q" Spivey (Terrence Howard), and Shelby Taylor (Melissa De Sousa). All the friends arrive at the house, the first time they've come together in 14 years, and the celebration begins. At dinner, the old friends catch up while tensions grow between Shelby and Candace. Years after his debut novel, Harper is struggling with writer's block, financial difficulties, and pressure from his publisher to come up with newer and better material for his next book. He has also been recently relieved of his faculty position at New York University, further complicating the couple's ...

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Times change. Friendship doesn't.

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, sexual content and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 November 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Best Man 2 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,107,555, 17 November 2013

Gross USA:

$70,525,195

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$72,835,710
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SDDS | Datasat | Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In its first weekend of release in the United States it was able to gain back double its entire production budget. See more »

Goofs

When Lance is exiting the stadium, behind Harper, Quentin, and Julian the Buffalo Bills logo can be seen in the background. The football scenes were shot at Ralph Wilson Stadium. See more »

Quotes

Candace: I'm just saying, Jordan's good people, you should get to know her.
Robyn: What's to know? She's career-obsessed and lives on her BlackBerry.
Candace: True, but she's not some ideal from a piece of fiction. Now, her man, on the other hand, is iconic. Mmm. If I went that way, that's what I'd get. A tall, vanilla swagger latte. I like, I like, I like.
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Spoofed in Saturday Night Live: Paul Rudd/One Direction (2013) See more »

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Jingle Bells
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Written by James Pierpont (as James Lord Pierpont)
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The Best Man Holiday was an excellent movie.
18 November 2013 | by GregzoserSee all my reviews

I just watched The Best Man Holiday and it was a dynamic movie both in directing and story line. Very few movies that are directed by blacks (Malcolm D.) and carries a fine cast of actors that can maintained a consistent high level of theatrical performance on a silver screen in any given season is rare. We need more movies like this that show's, black people as people and not this narrowly defined monolithic people, and that we can hold families, relationships and friendships together almost in a biological bond that can withstand the test of time. Nothing beats physical imagery to relay these concepts then using the silver screen, video and television as the vehicle. The whole story focus around Mia (Monica Calhoun). And Lance (Morris Chestnut) did a beautiful job building on Mia's role that just expanded out to the other actors that really show'd their craft.


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