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Waiting to Exhale WAITING TO EXHALE (R) Terry McMillan's best-selling novel has been turned into an exhilarating blast of a movie. The strong cast is headed by Angela...Waiting to ExhaleDramaPT127MR WAITING TO EXHALE (R) Terry McMillan's best-selling novel has been turned into an exhilarating blast of a movie. The strong cast is headed by Angela...1996-01-19Dennis HaysbertGregory HinesDennis Haysbert, Gregory Hines20th Century Fox Film Corporation
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Waiting to Exhale

Genre: Drama; Starring: Angela Bassett, Whitney Houston, Lela Rochon, Dennis Haysbert, Gregory Hines; Director: Forest Whitaker; Author: Ronald Bass, Terry McMillan; Release Date Wide: 12/22/1995; Runtime (in minutes): 127; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: 20th Century Fox Film Corporation

WAITING TO EXHALE (R) Terry McMillan’s best-selling novel has been turned into an exhilarating blast of a movie. The strong cast is headed by Angela Bassett as Bernadine, a devoted wife and mother recently dumped by her husband. Whitney Houston is tough-as-nails Savannah, portrayed with a detachment so cool it’s occasionally jarring. McMillan’s theme is the notion of being treated well – women’s yearning to be loved, respected, even adored once in a while – and it has been taken to heart by director Forest Whitaker. B+