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At Theaters: 5/6/2011 On Video: 8/9/2011
Rated: PG-13 Length: 1 hr. 48 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 569992
Studio: TriStar Pictures
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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.
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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.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Angela Bassett NOTORIOUS, TYLER PERRY'S MEET THE BROWNS
Paula Patton JUST WRIGHT, PRECIOUS, MIRRORS, SWING VOTE
Laz Alonzo FAST AND FURIOUS, MIRACLE AT ST. ANNA, CAPTIVITY
Loretta Devine MADEA'S BIG HAPPY FAMILY, FOR COLORED GIRLS
Meagan Good THE UNBORN, THE LOVE GURU, STOMP THE YARD
Tasha Smith THE LONGSHOTS, DADDY'S LITTLE GIRLS
Dir/Prod: Salim Akil TV's - GIRLFRIENDS
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Production Notes Heading
About The Production
Assembling The Wedding Party
Planning The Big Day
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: There are 5 miscellaneous profanities spoken.
SEX/NUDITY: None.
VIOLENCE: Some hits.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol and tobacco.
ACTION: None.
COMEDY: Comic banter, sometimes suggestive.
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Roger Ebert Full 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 Today Full 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 Weekly Full Review
Below Average Any light moments are quickly nullified by the oppressive women vying for the title of world's meanest mom.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 79 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M/F)
11
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
2
About 50/50
50%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
15
Very High
100%
30+Adults (M)
18
Very High
100%
30+Adults (F)
33
Very High
100%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

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.


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
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 months.

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 Taylors.

The head-on collision of the two families causes a weekend filled with hilarious mayhem.

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