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Jason proposes to Sabrina even though they have only know each other for six months. Their parents meet for the first time at the Watson estate on Martha's Vineyard. When Jason's mom Pam produces the broom that she and her late husband jumped over at their own wedding, Sabrina's dismisses the age-old tradition.
Comedy - This is an ensemble wedding-themed comedy-drama. While urban
audiences are the target, this is a film that has appeal and
relevance to a wider demographic. Fans of all the actors should have
plenty to savor here. Some adult subject matter makes the film
inappropriate for very young children.
Roger EbertFull Review Good This is one of those films during which I notice things I simply decide to disregard. It's a good time at the movies, and an excellent demonstration of why I dislike the word 'flawed,' which critics use as if they were gazing through jewelers' eyepieces. It's not a perfect movie.
USA TodayFull Review Above Average But the over-riding theme of compromise and embracing traditions — like jumping the broom, which can symbolize the sweeping away of single lives — makes for relatable and appealing fare.
Entertainment WeeklyFull Review Below Average Any light moments are quickly nullified by the oppressive women vying for the title of world's meanest mom.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
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Based on a theater exit polling of 79 moviegoers:
TEENS:They all loved "Jumping the Broom."
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:Over half the females loved "Jumping the Broom." Another quarter enjoyed it very much, rating it above average (very good). Only a few rated it as low as good/average. As for the males, one loved it and one rated it below average.
ADULTS:GREAT REVIEWS from BOTH the males and females! This is not just a chick flick. The guys all enjoyed it very much with three-quarters loving it. Don't miss "Jumping the Broom." It's a great date movie.
After a humiliating one night stand, fast-rising corporate lawyer Sabrina Watson
(Paula Patton) vows to "save her cookies" until she gets married, and asks God
to help her find Mr. Right. Then a chance meeting with promising young Wall
Streeter Jason Taylor (Laz Alonso) becomes a whirlwind romance and Sabrina is
sure she's found her soul mate. When she's offered a career-making transfer to
China, Jason proposes to Sabrina despite having known each other for just six
But when Sabrina's well-educated, Old Money parents, Claudine (Angela Bassett)
and Greg (Brian Stokes Mitchell), meet Jason's down-to-earth postal worker mom
Pam (Loretta Devine) for the first time at the Watson estate on Martha's
Vineyard, the gaping class divide raises hackles on both sides. And when Pam
produces the broom that she and her late husband jumped over at their own
wedding, Sabrina's offhand dismissal of the age-old tradition reinforces her
future mother-in-law's belief that the Watsons think they are too good for the
The head-on collision of the two families causes a weekend filled with hilarious