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 40-year-old divorcee, has a nice Marin County home and an 11-year-old son, Quincy (Michael J. Pagan). With Quincy off to see his dad, Stella and her best friend Delilah (Whoopi Goldberg) vacation in Jamaica, where she meets sexy, good-looking Winston Shakespeare (Taye Diggs). He's the man of her dreams in every way except one -- he's half her age. Even so, a romance develops. Grammy Award-winning songwriters Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis supervised the film's music and produced the R&B-slanted soundtrack album. Shown at the 1998 Urbanworld Film Festival (NY).
- MPAA Rating: R
- Genre(s): Drama,Comedy
- Run Time: 124min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 08/14/1998
- DVD Release Date: 01/05/1999
- Distributor(s): Fox
Kevin Rodney Sullivan
- Themes: Looking For Love,Age Disparity Romance,Vacation Romances
- Tone: Bright,Compassionate,Humorous,Intimate,Sexy,Slick,Talky,Warm
Jamaica, Jamaican [nationality], May-December-romance, friendship, single-parent, stockbroker, vacation
- Language: English