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      The Best Man

      R Released Oct 22, 1999 2h 0m Comedy Drama List
      72% Tomatometer 71 Reviews 86% Audience Score 2,500+ Ratings After writing a soon-to-be bestselling novel, writer and committed bachelor Harper Stewart (Taye Diggs) attempts to hide the fact that his saucy new book is loosely based on the lives and loves of his tight-knit group of friends. Harper is set to be best man at his friend Lance's (Morris Chestnut) wedding, and all his friends will be in attendance. When an advance copy of the book makes its way into the hands of his ex-flame, Jordan Armstrong (Nia Long), Harper attempts to keep it under wraps. Read More Read Less Watch on Peacock Stream Now

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      With a strong cast and a host of well-defined characters, The Best Man is an intelligent, funny romantic comedy that marks an impressive debut for writer/director Malcolm D. Lee.

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      Teresa Wiltz Washington Post Ultimately when it's all said and done, Best Man remains always a groomsman, never a groom: It backs down on its promise to both challenge and entertain, opting instead for the easy laugh--and the pat ending. Nov 14, 2013 Full Review Lisa Alspector Chicago Reader Viewers who mistake the didacticism for stylistic weakness miss much of the point of this nicely toned movie. Apr 11, 2012 Full Review Time Out So much for the under-powered plot, from tyro writer/director Malcolm D Lee, to which the tiresome unearthing of nice guy Harper's previous dalliances contributes little. Jan 26, 2006 Full Review Milton Kent Baltimore Sun Lee comes at the topics refreshingly, taking the African-American male, one of the least explored groups in film, and placing him under a microscope, not for judgment, but for observation. Rated: 3/4 Nov 14, 2013 Full Review S. Jhoanna Robledo Common Sense Media Entertaining romantic drama ponders commitment, fidelity. Rated: 4/5 Mar 15, 2013 Full Review Cynthia Fuchs Philadelphia City Paper The wedding weekend entails predictable conflict and resolution, by way of some excellent performances. May 3, 2012 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Rashida Babbs L Malcolm D Lee Oscar winner 🏆 Spike Lee and School DAZE Tisha Campbell Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority chapter My heart and mind and my soul belongs to AKA Rated 5 out of 5 stars 08/09/23 Full Review Steve D A lot of it works including the great cast but at times it comes off a bit too sexist for me. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review Tywania S This show is very nostalgic & gives off a serious 90s vibe! We definitely need/deserve a season 2!!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/26/22 Full Review Audience Member Yep, 2022 just started and I figured I was better off not beating around the bush and getting this movie out of the way. Better than its Christmas sequel, The Best Man is cheesy and not quite as funny as I was expecting but its talented cast, well-defined characterisations, a show-stealing Terrence Howard and well-directed drama scenes make it a good, if not great, '90s romantic dramedy. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review jizzy b The prelude of two. Very good film, story, cast and production really good. A cult classic for a generation. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 10/17/21 Full Review adam b A bit too preachy and cheesy romance but still a solid film. Recommend for people who enjoy romance films Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis After writing a soon-to-be bestselling novel, writer and committed bachelor Harper Stewart (Taye Diggs) attempts to hide the fact that his saucy new book is loosely based on the lives and loves of his tight-knit group of friends. Harper is set to be best man at his friend Lance's (Morris Chestnut) wedding, and all his friends will be in attendance. When an advance copy of the book makes its way into the hands of his ex-flame, Jordan Armstrong (Nia Long), Harper attempts to keep it under wraps.
      Director
      Malcolm D. Lee
      Producer
      Bill Carraro, Sam Kitt, Spike Lee
      Screenwriter
      Malcolm D. Lee
      Distributor
      Universal Pictures
      Production Co
      40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Oct 22, 1999, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jun 15, 2012
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $34.1M
      Runtime
      2h 0m
      Sound Mix
      SDDS, Dolby Digital, DTS, Surround
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