Jumping the Broom

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5.71 h 52 min2011X-RayPG-13
When a marriage brings together the bride's upper-crust relatives with the groom's downtown family not even love can conquer all of the difficulties in this romantic comedy.
Directors
Salim Akil
Starring
Angela BassettPaula PattonLaz Alonso
Genres
Comedy
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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Supporting actors
Loretta DevineMike EppsMeagan GoodTasha SmithJulie BowenRomeo MillerDeray DavisValarie PettifordDeRay DavisPooch HallBrian Stokes MitchellGary DourdanT.D. JakesEl DeBargeTenika DavisVera CudjoeWill LemayLaura KohootMarguerite McNeil
Producers
T.D. JakesTracey E. EdmondsCurtis WallaceElizabeth HunterGlendon PalmerMichael Mahoney
Studio
TriStar Pictures
Rating
PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
Content advisory
Alcohol usefoul languagesexual contentviolence
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4.7 out of 5 stars

1882 global ratings

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Sista' Joy (D. M. Foster)Reviewed in the United States on September 20, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
The Plot Thickens!
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What a terrific movie! The opening scenes barely caught my attention but, oh boy, did it get interesting during the middle and end. I found myself laughing so hard at the different characters, and when I saw the Aunt singing, "Sexual Healing," I had to replay that at least 3 times because she was so good. I loved the way the story ended too. It topped off my Saturday night at home! Definitely a great movie to watch if you want romance, lots of laughter and a cadre of excellent actors.
5 people found this helpful
joel wingReviewed in the United States on August 4, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
Class struggle at a wedding with the resolution the Cupid Shuffle
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Jumping The Broom is a romantic comedy about the wedding of Paula Patton and Laz Alonso. Her family is rich while his is working class. Thus the clash of soon to be in laws begins. That starts as soon as the two mothers Angela Bassett and Loretta Devine meet and they start laying down the snide comments. Most of the movie is on the light side with plenty of laughs. That’s facilitated by Mike Epps and DeRay Davis. Others have their moments as well. Then there’s a big family scandal but you know where it ends. That’s right with the Cupid Shuffle.
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David E. BaldwinReviewed in the United States on October 7, 2011
5.0 out of 5 stars
One Of The Year's Best Films
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A dear co-worker of mine, Julia, went to see "Jumping the Broom" in the movies. As an African-American Julia thought the movie to be a little predictable and cliched. This intrigued me so I had to judge the film for myself. I thought it was great. The first half of the film devotes itself to representatives from both sides the African-American spectrum venting their gripes and misconceptions about one another. It's in the second half where the film takes hold. There's a series of cataclysmic events that threaten to scuttle the impending nuptials of Sabrina(Paula Patton) and Jason (Laz Alonso), the respective families, and marriages. It's here where the characters turn their attention to a higher being for strength and clarity. To a man (and woman) virtually every character here finds solace in God which I found to be extremely refreshing. It's not every movie where the characters unashamedly espouse a belief in God. Virtually every part is astutely cast. Aside from the bride and groom the film draws gravitas from the work of Angela Bassett and Loretta Devine as the mothers of Sabrina and Jason, respectively. The film, though, is truly anchored by Jason's uncle Willie Earl (Mike Epps) who offers sage advice to the combatants. I thought there was a terrific closing shot of Jason's non-assimilating brother Malcolm dancing with the white wedding planner. I watched this with my wife and she isn't a person of many words but she was moved to tears by the film. In closing I have to say "Julia give this film another chance".
10 people found this helpful
PholukeReviewed in the United States on January 5, 2014
4.0 out of 5 stars
Jumping brooms
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I liked the movie. I am a sucker for romantic movies so naturally you can imagine that I liked this...however. my favorite part has got to be the dance moves at the end of the movie. Loved it!!! I did not understand the jumping of broom tradition much but I do understand that during marriages each culture has got their own tradition that they follow and to do otherwise is viewed as a taboo. Oh well..Individual preferences I guess but speaking from experience, what I did wish during my wedding was that they let us do whatever we wanted but I come from a culture where your parents (at least back in the days) practically took over your wedding like it was theirs! Ah, I digress! I guess what is actually important is what happens after the wedding not the actual event.

Loved Angela Bassett in this movie, she can do no wrong as far as I am concerned.
5 people found this helpful
Brian C.Reviewed in the United States on October 5, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
Twas Corny as Hell and a misuse of highly talented actors and actresses.
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I've never written a movie review, but I was beyond disappointed by the level of corniness this movie possessed.

From the stereotypical lines about black people's taste, standards, and preferences to the general concept of the film. Just cliche.

I'm so happy that current films centered around blackness and our love stories have developed to reflect real situations.
2 people found this helpful
WILLAReviewed in the United States on September 15, 2011
5.0 out of 5 stars
GREAT FAMILY MOVIE - FUNNY
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It's easy for a family affair to fall apart because one side of the family don't like the other side or the "IN-LAWS" side of the family. Heck, that happens within the immediately family. Sisters don't like sisters, or brothers, samething. Mother's favorites, sibling jealousy. Many families have experience that.

But it is wonderful when it can all work itself out and in the end, everyone is happy and the whole affair comes off just great and everyone is in love with each other again.

WOW, THAT'S LIFE, THAT'S LOVE.

But the secret to family success is that...in the end, it all comes together IN LOVE AND EVERYONE IS HAPPY. THAT'S THE SUCCESS PART.

You can't end a family gathering, without this being a part of the great ending.

REMEMBER, LOVE CONQUERS ALL. You definitely want this movie in your movie collection to see it over and over in the years to come.

HAPPY FAMILY LOVE TO ALL!!!
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Ms. SuburbanReviewed in the United States on October 1, 2011
5.0 out of 5 stars
All Star Cast was actually.... Funny!
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I loved the movie & bought it for my collection. EVERYone is in this movie & for that reason I assumed it would dissapoint. However, i was suprised. The movie delivered! It was FUNNY! It was also a CUTE love story. (Loved the EYEcandy) Great movie to see w/ your spouse, Bf/Gf, special friend, boo, etc.... Angela Bassett was awesome as usual. Loretta Divine did a good job & funny at times. Mike Epps & Deray Davis were funny as usual. Brian Stokes Mitchell did a great job as the dad. Meagan Good & Romeo were.... not good (IMO) but their lines were pretty limited so it worked. (Is Meagan good ever going to play a different character?) The "Sebastian/Shonda" budding romance was just awkward...Tasha Smith wasn't as funny as she usually is, but that wasnt her character in this movie. She did a good job as well.
I loved and appreciated this movie for highlighting the "Jumping the broom" tradition. Again, I would describe the movie as "Cute & Funny" & one that you should own.
Bargain HunterReviewed in the United States on February 25, 2012
5.0 out of 5 stars
Thought Provoking Comedy
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Jumping the Broom is a movie that touches home for women with fiances whom are "Mama's Boys" to a degree. The character Jason loves his mother as a son but he also loves his wife-to-be Sabrina as a man loves a woman. The Christian overtones were gently included in the movie which gave it a tender viewing and understanding storyline from a mild religious point of view. This movie also portrayed different socio-economic backgrounds that could easily be depicted by any race or ethnicity. It was comedic and thought-provoking. After watching the behind the scenes segment of the DVD; it gave me a chance to delve a bit deeper with the characters and their individual stories. Movies are always meant to entertain us. Our personal understanding and emotional responses to film should always leave us laughing, inspired,or simply thinking about our own lives.
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