The Best Man Holiday
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After nearly 15 years apart, Taye Diggs (television's Private Practice), Nia Long (Soul Food), Morris Chestnut (Kick-Ass 2), Harold Perrineau (Zero Dark Thirty), Terrence Howard (Hustle & Flow), Sanaa Lathan (Contagion), Monica Calhoun (Love & Basketball), Melissa De Sousa (Miss Congeniality) and Regina Hall (Scary Movie franchise) reprise their career-launching roles in The Best Man Holiday, the long-awaited next chapter to the film that ushered in a new era of comedy. When the college friends finally reunite over the Christmas holidays, they will discover just how easy it is for… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 68%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"You leave emotionally exhausted, but there's a lot of care in this movie."
‑ Wesley Morris, Grantland
"Even if some of the crudeness and the drama feel forced, it's hard to hate."
‑ Nicolas Rapold, New York Times
"It's an odd mix of bawdy comedy and blatant heart-tugging -- you'll be cringeing one moment and sniffing the next."
‑ David Edwards, Daily Record [UK]
"The Best Man Holiday pigs out on every plot at a slow, bloated Christmas pace. Watch out, movie punters. We're segueing into Part Three."
‑ Tara Brady, Irish Times
"A little cheesy but it's sincere, well performed and good fun."
‑ Henry Fitzherbert, Daily Express
"The Best Man Holiday is an inelegant movie, but its cast is so damn likable that we're still willing to follow them - even when they're not going anywhere."
‑ Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine/Vulture
""The Best Man Holiday" gives holidays a bad name."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"The first half is such an agreeably raucous reunion that we hate to see a pesky thing like terminal illness ruin all the fun."
‑ William Goss, Empire Magazine
"The sweet 'n' sour mood turns purely gloopy in the last act, which involves a certain football game and the intervention of an earth-bound angel."
‑ Charlotte O'Sullivan, This is London
"This rom-com-dram take on The Big Chill isn't quite up there with Lee's sparkling debut but it never succumbs to the grim sudsiness waded through in Tyler Perry territory."
‑ Tim Evans, Sky Movies
"A movie that does to your emotions exactly what one player does to another on the big Christmas game day: slams them to the ground and stomps them silly."
‑ Geoff Pevere, Globe and Mail
"The mix of raunchy sex comedy and Christian faith doesn't quite come off."
‑ Kyle Smith, New York Post
"While the script may be uneven and the film itself overlong, the cast make for winning company, turning a deft hand to material that zigzags between bawdy and mawkish, somehow keeping it on just the right side of sympathetic."
‑ Mark Kermode, Observer [UK]
"The dialogue is sometimes wickedly sharp, the performances good, and all we have to do is swallow great dollops of schmaltz ..."
‑ Brian Viner, Daily Mail [UK]
"Like many awkward, clanger-filled real-life Christmas gatherings, it goes through some alarmingly rocky patches, but comes together in the end."
‑ Tim Robey, Daily Telegraph
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