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Nickel Mustard | July 20, 2017

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Jumping the Broom

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Review Overview

Cohesion of Plot:
8
Video Quality:
9.5
Creativity:
7
As Advertised:
8.5
Nickel Respect:
8

The Mustard:

Elegant and inspiring. Shows how true love can overcome obstacles...

I loved this film by Salim Akil.  It was a breath of fresh air.  The cast is funny.  The scenery is colorful.  The script is tasteful, yet not dull.  And the plot has moral fiber.  Rarely do you find a movie with these characteristics in todays market of degenerative storylines.  I even loved the writers subtle attacks on sarcasm, suggesting sarcasm kills effective communication.  Brilliant!  Like putting sugar in medicine.

The act of jumping-the-broom was a historical ritual performed by slaves who could not legally wed. To signify the bond of marriage, the slaves created their own marriage ritual, jumping over a broom.  The writers detail this in the movie.

If you’re blood-and-gore type of movie-goer who needs fast paced action, then this is not your film.  But if you’re a hopeless romantic like myself, then this film will warm your heart and inspire you to love… and overcome.   It is a must-see!

Plot: After running the gamut of one-night-stands, a woman stumbles upon a man who is more interested in building a life with her than just a sexual fling.  A life mate.  Love grows, and the couple set a wedding date.  But before getting to the alter they must first  survive the spurs of family members who seem to have their own selfish interests at heart.

Cast: Angela Bassett,Paula Patton, Laz Alonso, Loretta Devine, Julie Bowen, Valarie Pettiford, Romeo Miller, DeRay Davis, Meagan Good, Mike Epps, Pooch Hall, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Gary Dourdan, and T.D. Jakes

Directors: Salim Akil    Writers: Elizabeth Hunter, Arlene Gibbs

Genre: Comedy  Rated: PG-13


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