The Best Man Holiday "That was some melodramatic s---!" So says Quentin, the bachelor troublemaker played by Terrence Howard in The Best Man Holiday . He's talking about one… The Best Man Holiday "That was some melodramatic s---!" So says Quentin, the bachelor troublemaker played by Terrence Howard in The Best Man Holiday . He's talking about one… 2013-11-15 R PT124M Comedy Morris Chestnut Taye Diggs Regina Hall Terrence Howard Sanaa Lathan Universal Studios
Movie Review

The Best Man Holiday (2013)

MPAA Rating: R
REUNITED AND IT FEELS SO GOOD Despite stellar performances this sequel falls a little flat.
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REUNITED AND IT FEELS SO GOOD Despite stellar performances this sequel falls a little flat.
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Nov 15, 2013; Rated: R; Length: 124 Minutes; Genre: Comedy; With: Morris Chestnut, Taye Diggs, Regina Hall, Terrence Howard and Sanaa Lathan; Distributor: Universal Studios

''That was some melodramatic s---!'' So says Quentin, the bachelor troublemaker played by Terrence Howard in The Best Man Holiday. He's talking about one of the film's many heated, if not hysterical, fights, but he might be describing the movie as a whole. Back in 1999 The Best Man was an outrageously fresh comedy of love and backbiting, and not just because it marked Hollywood's belated discovery that characters could be upscale and African-American at the same time. The movie had wit, verve, spark, and surprise. But writer-director Malcolm D. Lee shouldn't have waited 14 years to do a sequel. The Best Man Holiday reunites the characters for a Christmas-weekend house party, and what ensues is like a better-written Tyler Perry movie: too many life crises rooted in too much recycled backstory. The actors are winning, especially Taye Diggs as the now-struggling Harper, Regina Hall as the ex-stripper Candace, and the great Morris Chestnut as football star Lance. But The Best Man Holiday is an eggnog that's sticky-sweet and heavy at the same time. B-

Originally posted Nov 13, 2013 Published in issue #1286 Nov 22, 2013 Order article reprints
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Weekend of Dec 14 Box Office Source: Rentrak Corp.
Rank Title Weekend Gross* Weeks on Chart Cume. Gross* EW Grade
1. $24.5 1 $24.5 B
2. $13.2 4 $277.4 B-
3. $7.3 3 $58.8 C-
4.
Top Five
Paramount
$7.2 1 $7.2 A-
5.
Big Hero 6
Walt Disney Pictures
$6.1 6 $185.3 B+
6.
Interstellar
Paramount
$5.5 6 $166.8 B-
7.
Horrible Bosses 2
Warner Bros.
$4.6 3 $43.6 B-
8.
Dumb and Dumber To
Universal
$2.8 5 $82.1 C-
9. $2.5 6 $17.1 B+
10.
Wild
Fox
$1.5 2 $2.4 A-
* in millions

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