Friday, November 15, 2013

"The Best Man Holiday" Will Have You Feeling Some Kind of Way

“Someone referred to the first ‘Best Man’ as a romantic comedy. I like to refer to this one as a dramatic comedy.” - Taye Diggs, with cast members on The Talk

I couldn’t have said it better.

It’s hard to believe it’s been 14 years since “The Best Man” brought old college buds together for a wedding back in 1999. Conflict, lust, slow-motion Morris Chestnut, and secrets collided to create a classic.

In “The Best Man Holiday,” we catch up with the friends for a holiday weekend at the posh pad of retiring football player Lance Sullivan (Chestnut). The group is older now, with racks of accomplishments among them. We’re reminded of the familiar characteristics we remember from the first go-round. Q is still a player. Murch still can’t keep a secret. Jordan is still super ambitious. Harper is once again trying to figure out what to do about a book. Mia is still the sensible, soft-spoken diplomat that complements Lance’s fiery personality.  

And, oh yeah -- everybody’s still fine.

Okay, enough of the particulars. Let’s jump right into how this movie is so well done...and might just have you all in your feelings. ***SPOILERS AHEAD***