• Jumping the Broom (2011)

Jumping the Broom

Release Date: 2011

DVD Release Date: August 9th, 2011

PG-13 |1 hr 48 min

Plot Summary

Sabrina Watson (Paula Patton) is a successful corporate lawyer who comes from an old-money family. When she meets Jason Taylor (Laz Alonso), she thinks she's found Mr. Right and eagerly accepts the Wall Street worker's marriage proposal after a whirlwind courtship. However, when Sabrina's aristocratic parents (Angela Bassett, Brian Stokes Mitchell) meet Jason's postal-worker mother (Loretta Devine) at their estate on Martha's Vineyard, the class division seems very wide indeed.

Cast: Angela Bassett, Paula Patton, Laz Alonso, Loretta Devine, Meagan Good, Tasha Smith, Julie Bowen, DeRay Davis

Director: Salim Akil

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: T.D. Jakes Ministries, Our Stories Films LLC

Keywords: Marriage, Mother, Rivalry, Love, Hilarious, Family, 2010s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia 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

  • 45
    Ian BuckwalterNPR

    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

  • 40
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

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

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