Noah's Arc: Jumping the Broom
Noah's Arc: Jumping the Broom (2008)

The popular Logo series about the lives and loves of four gay African-American men gets the feature-film treatment with this road movie that finds longtime friends Noah, Alex, Ricky, and Chance traveling to Martha's Vineyard with their… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: February 3, 2009
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Critic Score: 44% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Justin Berton
San Francisco Chronicle

It's tempting to slight the effort as My Big Fat Gay Wedding, since the screenwriters follow a familiar template.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

It might be helpful to think of the series and its spinoff as a male version of The Golden Girls. A young, gay, African American male version of The Golden Girls.

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Armond White
New York Press

Jumping the Broom exalts an underserved audience yet Polk's discussion of the socio-economic connection of slavery and contemporary gay politics doesn't patronize them.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

The lively, timely film plays like a soap opera on a big screen, has its awkward and uneven moments but delivers the goods.

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Ernest Hardy
L.A. Weekly

While there are some solid chuckles scattered throughout the film, Polk's heavy-handed political sloganeering is lifted straight from pamphlets, while his character development and plotting are clumsy and filled with holes.

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Andy Webster
New York Times

Despite some drinking (with nary a hangover afterward) and a fling or two, the prevailing mood isnā(TM)t campy or disco-decadent. Rather the emphasis is squarely on heartfelt communication, monogamy and child rearing.

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Melissa Anderson
Time Out New York

The film version might be more adequately subtitled Jumping the Shark.

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
Remi Logan
It was a light-hearted and fun way to kill an almost-2-hours. I know very little about the series, but admire the creators for presenting people that are rarely… More