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Based on 26 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 36 )
  • 75
    Amy Biancolli San Francisco Chronicle

    In style and structure, it mimics an old-style studio effort, a culture-clashing comedy of manners that's tinged with melodrama and filmed in a smart progression of medium shots. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    As wedding stories go, it's an improvement over the dreadful "Something Borrowed," though it doesn't have anything terribly new to say. show more

  • 63
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    This buoyant, multigenerational comedy that takes its title from the African American wedding ritual has other distinctions as well. It's relatively raunch-free, it has a sparkling cast that reunites "Waiting to Exhale" stars Angela Bassett and Loretta Devine as combative matriarchs, and it likes its characters well enough to forgive them their faults. show more

  • 60
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Director Salim Akil has found actors skillful enough to enhance Elizabeth Hunter and Arlene Gibbs' conventional screenplay. show more

  • 40
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    A wedding comedy that grows increasingly unfunny with each passing minute. show more

  • 45
    Ian Buckwalter NPR

    Director Salim Akil deserves credit for keeping the film from falling apart completely. He sets a the brisk pace, and uses the picturesque oceanside setting to give the movie an inviting gloss even as the overstuffed narrative threatens to push viewers away. show more

  • 60
    Michelle Orange Movieline

    Despite heavy-handed characterizations, Devine and Bassett make their stake in the union felt, and it's anything but superficial. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The cast is large, well chosen and diverting. The ceremony is delightful. show more

  • 75
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    The film works because the screenwriters, Elizabeth Hunter and Arlene Gibbs, have a knack for juggling a dozen-plus major characters without succumbing to the obvious class-warfare gags every 90 seconds. show more

  • 63
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    It's a self-conscious, inherently absurd tale of a rich black family invaded by secrets, lies, working-class loudmouths, and one or two pairs of pants found down around the ankles. show more

  • October 14, 2011 sp00000000102993
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    great movie!!

  • September 18, 2011 pinkster88
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    I loved this movie! It was not only a testament of love, ************* the truths in marriage. Sometimes people won’t get along with the bride/grooms family but they can come to a common ground that everyone will be respected. I watched it twice in the theatres and I rented it from Blockbuster because I’m so in love with it. Thankfully, I didn’t have to pay for it because I have the special Blockbuster promotion with DISH Network that allows me to use their service for three months without paying for it. Thank goodness that I have an employee account at DISH Network because I’m always finding out about special promotions and people can find out more information here http://bi

  • August 19, 2011 pepper d russell
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    Brian Stokes Mitchell excellent!! Enjoyed Michael Epps performance as well.

  • June 11, 2011 Child of God
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    Entertaining, feel good, funny movie...saw it twice! Angela Bassett, Loretta Devine and Brian Stokes Marshall excelled...and I truly enjoyed Mike Epps and Romeo Miller. Appreciated that there were no uncomfortable blood and guts, violence, cursing or sexually explicit scenes...Will buy when it comes out on DVD.

  • June 01, 2011 lisafitexpert
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    Excellent from start to finish

  • June 01, 2011 mrosaliepttsb
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    This Movie was awesome! I reall;y enjoyed it!!!

  • May 31, 2011 spelman2002diva
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    This was a great movie! Finally something we can see with the family. Great story with an added twist. Really enjoyed how they managed to tell the story while keeping it clean. Great to see ********** not impossible to make a movie without all the sex and profanity and still have it be funny and enjoyable.

  • May 29, 2011 iq00000000091056
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    Great plot and lots of laughs. I loved that there are still movies with morals in them and no cursing. Just shows that movies can still be funny without being raunchy, vulgar and can still stand next to any other movie. IT was a LOT of fun to watch and will get you laughing hard! Think of a Tyler Perry movie but classier in the way they speak and present themselves.

  • May 28, 2011 sarasplace917
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  • May 26, 2011 mboys4900
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    Not that good!


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