Jumping the Broom
Jumping the Broom (2011)

A collision of worlds when two African-American families from divergent socioeconomic backgrounds get together one weekend in Martha's Vineyard for a wedding. -- (C) Sony

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: August 9, 2011
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Critic Score: 56% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Its heart is in the right place -- and so is its appealing cast -- but Jumping the Broom is ultimately too cliched and thinly written to recommend.

Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader

Class differences and family resentments add to the hubbub surrounding an African-American wedding on Martha's Vineyard in this perceptive, faith-based romantic comedy.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

"Jumping the Broom" combines tried-and-true oil-water class tensions with the challenges of modern romance and family, then adds some African-American flavors.

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Will Leitch
Deadspin

Pleasant and cheerful, and that sort of thing should be encouraged sometimes.

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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News

It shouldn't seem as novel as it does.

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Adam Graham
Detroit News

It's fun at times, if a bit over-dramatic and a lot over-the-top. But by the end, you're ready for it to be over.

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Roger Moore
Tribune News Service

Like a Tyler Perry movie with polish

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Logan Hill
New York Magazine/Vulture

"The comedy is as familiar as the ceremony at a cookie-cutter wedding factory: Much feels old or borrowed; nothing feels new."

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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle

True, the script overreaches, crammed with too many characters, subplots and stereotypes. But at least it's trying. And at least there isn't a phony in the bunch.

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Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

Hits the intended mix of smiles, tears, and family-affirming warmth.

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Flixster Audience Score: 59% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Careter
Jumping the Broom is not a Tyler Perry movie, but it couldve fooled me. The plot has been done many times before and bored the crap out of me, nothing in the… More
Glenn Gaylord
Imagine a Tyler Perry movie with slightly better framing (just slightly), a quicker pace, a sweet disposition, and the surface sheen of a sitcom and you pretty… More
Cynthia S.
Seen it once, seen it a thousand times. An uptown girl falls in love with a downtown guy, they get engaged and before getting married the two different worlds… More
Fascade Fiveoneeight
Incredibly awesome comedy of two folks, (Paula Patton) and (Laz Alonso) whom despite their opposing backgrounds decide to..."jump the broom" into the… More
Bradley Wright
Jumping the Broom is not a Tyler Perry movie, but it couldve fooled me. The plot has been done many times before and bored the crap out of me, nothing in the… More
Brian R
This is a good movie. What's wrong with just watching something a little bit delightful and fun. A wedding held at in Martha's Vinyeard, a blue collar… More

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