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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Taye Diggs
Regina Hall
Morris Chestnut
Directors
Malcolm D. Lee
Screenwriters
Malcolm D. Lee
Running Time
122 minutes

The Best Man Holiday
Together again (again)


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The Best Man Holiday

Plot
In dire need of another bestselling novel, Harper Stewart (Diggs) reluctantly agrees to spend the holidays with the same friends whose personal business served as the barely disguised basis for his breakout book 14 years earlier.


Verdict
Compared to Tyler Perry’s superficially similar fare, this is a masterpiece of mood shifts, but the first half is such an agreeably raucous reunion that we hate to see a pesky thing like terminal illness ruin all the fun.


Reviewed by William Goss

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