The Best Man Movie Review 1999

Information and Film Reviews for The Best Man the Movie

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Writer/director Malcolm D. Lee, cousin of co-producer Spike Lee, makes an impressive debut in this ensemble piece that plays like a hipper "Big Chill." Novelist Harper (Diggs) heads to New York to attend the wedding of his best friend Lance (Chestnut) and the beautiful Mia (Calhoun). Unfortunately, his soon-to-be-released first novel is a thinly disguised autobiography which alludes to an affair between Harper and the bride-to-be. As other college buddies and old flames show up for the nuptials, past issues and romantic tensions come bubbling back up to the surface. The cast gives good performances across the board, with Howard as the wisecracking and womanizing Quentin standing out in particular.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 120 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Wedding Bells, African America, Writers, Bachelor Party
Malcolm Lee
Taye Diggs, Monica Calhoun, Morris Chestnut, Nia Long, Melissa De Sousa, Harold Perrineau, Terrence DaShon Howard, Sanaa Lathan, Victoria Dillard
Frank Prinzi
Malcolm Lee
Stanley Clarke
Spike Lee, Sam Kitt, 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks, Universal Pictures

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