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Jumping the Broom (2011)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 6 May 2011 (USA)
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Two very different families converge on Martha's Vineyard one weekend for a wedding.

Director:

Salim Akil

Writers:

Elizabeth Hunter (screenplay), Arlene Gibbs (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
3 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Angela Bassett ... Mrs. Watson
Paula Patton ... Sabrina Watson
Laz Alonso ... Jason Taylor
Loretta Devine ... Mrs. Taylor
Meagan Good ... Blythe
Tasha Smith ... Shonda
Julie Bowen ... Amy
DeRay Davis ... Malcolm
Valarie Pettiford ... Aunt Geneva
Mike Epps ... Willie Earl
Pooch Hall ... Ricky
Romeo Miller ... Sebastian
Brian Stokes Mitchell ... Mr. Watson
Gary Dourdan ... Chef
T.D. Jakes ... Reverend James
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Storyline

Two very different families converge on Martha's Vineyard one weekend for a wedding.

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Taglines:

Sometimes the only way to get past family drama... is to jump right over it. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 May 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alma... gamou See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,215,487, 8 May 2011

Gross USA:

$37,295,394
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Sound Mix:

SDDS | DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Angela Bassett and Loretta Devine previously starred together in Waiting to Exhale (1995). See more »

Goofs

The inspection sticker on the "Vineyard Cab" is on the left side of the windshield. Massachusetts' stickers are on the right. See more »

Quotes

Willie Earl: [to Chef, after catching him being intimate with Blythe] I mean, I know you ain't got your private parts out around all this good food, do you? And, second of all, do you have any kind of relationship with some Vaseline, lotion or anything? Your knees look like you been prayin' in some chicken flour!
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Connections

Featured in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.16 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Magic
Written by James Gass, Paula Patton and Robin Thicke
Performed by Robin Thicke
Courtesy of Interscope Records
By arrangement with Universal Music Enterprises
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Surprising Good
13 May 2016 | by cfayderSee all my reviews

This movies deserves a much better rating than it has here. It came on after something else I was watching and it sucked me right in, even though I'm not generally a fan of romantic comedies. It has the perfectly matched Angela Bassett and Brian Mitchell Stokes (who are always worth watching) as the wealthy parents of the bride, Sabrina, and Loretta Devine (who is out to sabotage the entire endeavor) as the working class mother of the groom, Jason. It also has some deep, dark secrets, a runaway bride and enough interesting side characters to keep the whole thing spinning. Set against the backdrop of a gorgeous Martha's Vineyard, all in all, it's a pretty enjoyable way to spend a couple of hours. I give it a 7 because it is what it sets out to be: a sweet little romantic comedy.


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