The Best Man Holiday (2013)

A heavy-handed reunion of strained, somewhat-matured true friends.

Regan Humphrey

Former bestselling author Harper Stewart (Taye Diggs) has hit a rough patch personally and professionally, when Lance (Morris Chestnut) and Mia (Monica Calhoun) invite him and wife, Robyn (Sanaa Lathan) to their house for the holidays. The days leading up to Christmas and New Years will be riddled with surprises, the reflux of old drama, and, if done right, celebrations of life and love, both old and new.


Soundtrack: 50%
Story: 100%
Writing: 40%
Diversity: 75%
Daring: 100%
Racism: COMBATTED — 90%
—————PRESENT — 50%
Gender Bias: PRESENT — 40%
Homophobia: ABSENT — 0%

The sequel in Malcolm D. Lee’s Best Man trilogy is less fresh than its progenitor—relying on the wounds and missteps of the first film as thematic crutches for the second.

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