How Stella Got Her Groove Back
How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998)

Terry McMillan and Ron Bass wrote this screenplay based on McMillan's semi-autobiographical best-selling novel (over 2,000,000 copies in print before the release of this film). San Francisco stockbroker Stella (Angela Bassett), a… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: August 14, 1998
DVD Release Date: March 6, 2001
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Critic Score: 49% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

The movie meanders on and on, like a bad sexual dream, until you finally wake up mumbling: Stella, please: leave that groove thang alone.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

I never felt Stella and Winston were on the same wavelength, that they could share their lives, that it would be a good idea for them to try.

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David Ehrenstein
New Times

The timing couldn't be better for How Stella Got Her Groove Back.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Delivers guilt-free escapism about pretty people having wicked-hot fun in pretty places.

Stephen Holden
New York Times

Ms. Bassett portrays this high-strung superwoman with such intensity that she makes her almost believable.

Frank Ochieng

The "Groove" is on the move in Sullivan's ethnically snappy and exotic May-December romancer. Bassett and Diggs make for a sizzling couple

Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

Stella may be frothy and paper-thin, but it's also another great success for star Angela Bassett, who transforms the film into an infomercial for her considerable abilities.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

All formula gloss, a romance that tackles some difficult issues by missing them altogether.

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John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online

There's only one thing missing from this story, and it's the main ingredient: conflict.

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Flixster Audience Score: 66% Flixster User Reviews
Candy Rose
Great cast about a 40 plus stock broker on vacation in Jamaica.
Marcus Woolcott
Likeable chick-flick that mainly deals with whether a relationship can work around a 20 year age difference. It even chucks in "best friend dying of… More
danny d
a movie about angry women
Lee Kyle
not bad for a chick flick
Brian R
This film is so fake. A shame because actresses like Angela Bassett and Whoopi Goldberg is one of my fav's but too bad they were in this. Such a waste.
Leo L

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