Jumping the Broom
Cohesion of Plot:8
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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