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Jumping the Broom (2011)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 6 May 2011 (USA)
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Two very different families converge on Martha's Vineyard one weekend for a wedding.

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Two very different families converge on Martha's Vineyard one weekend for a wedding.

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,215,487, 8 May 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$37,295,394, 26 June 2011
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Trivia

Angela Bassett and Loretta Devine previously starred together in Waiting to Exhale (1995). See more »

Goofs

The inspection sticker on the "Vineyard Cab" is on the left side of the windshield. Massachusetts' stickers are on the right. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Watson: Life is like a disco, no matter how the music changes, you just keep on dancing.
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Connections

Referenced in Entourage: Out with a Bang (2011) See more »

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Sweet Tea
Written by Warryn Campbell, Juan Winans and Mika Lett
Performed by Mika Lett
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A Good Movie
10 May 2011 | by See all my reviews

I just came from watching and I must admit it was much better than I thought it might be. It was your typical boy meets girl, boy wants to marry girl, and their families clash picture. It was enjoyable but not without it's flaws. Loretta Devine once again plays the same mother character for the umpteenth time, albeit with a somewhat evil twist. Mike Epps and DeRay Davis were there to provide comic relief. Most disappointingly, Julie Bowen was the proverbial fish out of water. I like her on Modern Family but she just wasn't good in this feature. I had expected some more laughs from her. Meagan Good also makes her obligatory appearance as the tramp character.

What was good about the film was the abstinence message. It was present but not forced on the audience. That's not done often in today's cinema. I also enjoyed the fact Tasha Smith for once wasn't loud. That made her stand out more. Angela Bassett was the perfect snobbish mother. It's criminal that she does not have an Academy Award. It was also nice to see Black people that own something. We all don't live like the Huxtables, but we don't all live like the Evans family either.

Overall you won't regret dropping $10 on Jumping the Broom.


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