How Stella Got Her Groove Back Movie Review 1998

Information and Film Reviews for How Stella Got Her Groove Back the Movie

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Underneath the flawless physique and upscale way of life, fortyish single mom Stella (Bassett) is sad; too much work and no love life is to blame. Coaxed by her best friend Delilah (Goldberg), Stella takes a trip to Jamaica where she falls in love with 20-year-old islander Winston (Diggs in his film debut). A flipside to the May-December romance that is purely more gloss (picturesque shots of the Carribean landscape) than grit. Bassett glows in a tailor-made role and muscular hunk Diggs is a find, but perfection in casting can't rescue this hollow romance that woefully missteps after a promising beginning. Based on the novel by Terry McMillan.

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Fox Home Entertainment, PO Box 900, Beverly Hills, CA 90213, Phone: (310)369-3900, Toll-free: 888-223-4FOX, Fax: (310)369-5811, URL: http://www.foxmovies.com/index1.html, Remarks: Also known as Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 124 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Books to Film: Terry McMillan, Vacations, African America, Single Parents
Screenplay
Ronald Bass, Terry McMillan
Cast
Angela Bassett, Whoopi Goldberg, Taye Diggs, Regina King, Suzzanne Douglass, Richard Lawson, Michael J. Pagan, Barry (Shabaka) Henley, Sicily
Cinematography
Jeffrey Jur
Director
Kevin Rodney Sullivan
Music
Michel Colombier
Producer
Deborah Schindler

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