Okay, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVED The Best Man Holiday. If there’s any Christmasy-themed movie you have to see this year, I encourage you to get thee to a theater. I feel like the unnamed character in Green Eggs and Ham when I think about my reluctance to go right away. After growing up during wonderfully directed films of predominately African-American casts like Coming to America, Love and Basketball, Brown Sugar, Two Can Play That Game, Deliver Us From Eva and I could go on and on, I haven’t quite found the quality of the last decade of movies in that genre…the same.
Over the last decade and a half, the cast have aged like fine wine aesthetically and artistically. You’ll laugh and cry as you’re treated to a stellar soundtrack and beautiful winter scenery between fallen snow, holiday décor and that house. Was. Gorgeous! Not to mention one of the main characters happened to play for my favorite NFL team, the New York Giants. The script was witty with multiple subplots that’ll have you reeling but you won’t mind.
I recommend that anyone who plans on seeing it consider renting (or buying on Amazon, Netflix, etc.) the first Best Man which was made fourteen years ago. It’s a classic and not one of those films you’ve seen and only liked as a younger person because you didn’t know any better. However, BMH does recap in the beginning what occurred in the last film for moviegoers.
I will end in saying these last three things: If trailers for the other movies are any indication, I predict a new wave of films coming our way. EM, PLEASE reconsider a Coming to America sequel?! It’s time for Going to Africa…or something! And lastly, Malcolm D. Lee (Spike’s cuzzo, btw), you’re the man!
What’s in your movie cue (Hobbit 2, Frozen, etc.) for end of the year?