The Best Man Holiday is a new Christmas film that will surely make everyone feel the spirit of the yuletide season. This new drama film stars Taye Diggs, Terence Howard, Melissa De Sousa and Regina Hall. The Best Man Holiday is a sequel to the 1999 film, The Best Man. This holiday film revolves around college friends who reunite after 15 years during the Christmas holidays. They journey to a new discovery on how easy it is for long-forgotten rivalries and romances to be ignited. Check out the latest news for The Best Man Holiday below:
“The Best Man Holiday: A Reunion
It’s tricky to make a dramedy that also mixes in sex and rude humor. But instead of slapstick gags and tasteless jokes, “The Best Man Holiday,” opening Friday, takes a surprisingly poignant look at a group of friends reunited for the first time since we met them in 1999’s “The Best Man.”
Over the years, fortunes have been made and lost, children have been born, and embarrassing clips have surfaced online.
“This is the reality of life after the fairy tale ends,” says Regina Hall, who plays Candy, a former stripper whose past comes back to haunt her. She and her husband Julian (Harold Perrineau) struggle to deal with parts of her youth that neither wants to remember, as other characters from the first movie deal with new dramas.
Malcolm D. Lee is back as both writer and director.
“Such a big ensemble cast is hard for a filmmaker,” adds Hall. “It’s like baby-sitting a group of kindergartners. But for us actors, it’s like sleepaway camp.”
“The Best Man Holiday” takes place during a Christmas reunion at the New Jersey mansion of Lance (Morris Chestnut), now a top football player with the Giants. His former best friend Harper (Taye Diggs) may or may not be trying to write an unauthorized biography of the star athlete. Harper was in big trouble in the first film for writing a “novel” that was a little too close to home for his friends.
Meanwhile Harper’s wife Robyn (Sanaa Lathan) is very pregnant with their first child, yet can’t help but be jealous of her husband’s friendship with Jordan (Nia Long), a high-powered, high-heeled TV producer who’s still single and unwilling to sacrifice her work for love.“Definitely, all these kinds of characters exist in real life,” says Lathan. “One of the things I love about Malcolm’s writing is that it’s universal. Everyone knows someone who is like one of these characters. Whether you’re black or white, young or old, people can identify with what these characters are dealing with.”
That said, Lathan believes the film will hold special resonance for African-American audiences since it stars not one or two black actors, but eight.
“Black people are hungry for this kind of movie,” she says. “Simply because it’s nice to be able to see yourself [reflected] on the screen. It’s getting better, but in the majority of movies we don’t see ourselves.”
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The Best Man Holiday is written and directed by Malcolm D. Lee and is showing in theaters on November 15th 2013.
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