• How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998)

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Release Date: August 14th, 1998

DVD Release Date: January 5th, 1999

R|2 hr 4 min

Plot Summary
Unlucky-in-love stockbroker Stella (Angela Bassett) jets to Jamaica with her gal pal Delilah (Whoopi Goldberg) for some fun in the sun. There, the 40-year-old working woman has an island fling with Winston (Taye Diggs) -- a handsome 20-something. When it's time to return to California, Stella realizes that she's developed real feelings for her new man. But, with their distance from each other, not to mention their disparity in age, does a real relationship stand a chance?

Cast: Angela Bassett, Taye Diggs, Regina King, Whoopi Goldberg, Suzzanne Douglas, Michael J. Pagan, Sicily , Richard Lawson

Director: Kevin Rodney Sullivan

Genres: Romantic comedy

Production Co: 20th Century Fox

Ratings & Reviews

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  • How Stella Got Her Groove Back tries its best to turn a paperback romance into a relationship worth making a movie about, but fails. show more

  • For once, with How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Hollywood offers a love story that concentrates on the simple nuances of the romance rather than smothering us in an overly- melodramatic narrative featuring old boyfriends, jealousy, and hard-to-swallow misunderstandings. show more

  • Whether you regard Stella's getting her groove back as a feminist battle cry or as a silly wish-fulfillment fantasy, the movie delivers guilt-free escapism about pretty people having wicked-hot fun in pretty places. show more

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