I went to see The Best Man Holiday & it was absolutely amazing. Even greater than I anticipated. It is a must see.
The Best Man is one of my favorite movies. There was a period of time when I watched that movie basically every day. So when I heard there was going to be a sequel I instantly knew I wanted to see it. All week the cast has been all over the talk shows and everything promoting and all of the commercials had me super hyped to see it. I was definitely not disappointed.
I’m not gonna give too much away, no spoilers or anything, but I will say that it picked up in the best possible way from the last film. Harper (Taye Diggs) had amazing success with Unfinished Business and has since written another book and gotten a job at NYU. He and Robyn (Sanaa Lathan) have been married for over 10 years and she is now pregnant and still working as a chef. Lance (Morris Chestnut) is still playing football, though he is retiring. He and Mia (Monica Calhoun) have 4 children and an amazing home and life together. Murch (Harold Perrineau) and Candace (Regina Hall) have started a school and had 2 daughters. Jordan (Nia Long) is still working her way up with a major job at MSNBC and has a new boyfriend (Eddie Cibrian). Shelby (Melissa De Sousa) has taken her drama queen antics straight to the bank by becoming a reality TV star. And Q (Terrence Howard) has gone on to found his own branding company and is still, as he would say, a pimp. It is 10 years later and they are getting together for the holidays after having grown apart over the years.
It is hilarious and truly emotional. The issues they have gone through over the years are very true and the storylines are interwoven perfectly. I’m not saying anything, but have your tissues, because it gets really deep at one point. Over all it’s just exactly what it needed to be. I wouldn’t change a thing and I think I actually prefer it to the first. An awesome movie and hopefully not the last in the series. Let’s keep it going. I can’t wait til it comes out on DVD so I can buy it. Go see it! This movie needs to be #1.
Below is a clip of the men of The Best Man Holiday doing a special dance routine to New Edition from the movie