Hav Plenty (1998)
This bittersweet romantic comedy tosses a few screwball comedics into the path to true love. Impoverished, would-be novelist Lee Plenty (Christopher Scott Cherot) lives off his pals while hoping to score big some day soon. Then wealthy, beautiful Havilland Savage (Chenoa Maxwell) invites him to Washington, D.C., for a quiet New Year's Eve party at her affluent family's home -- where Lee becomes the focus of attention from every woman on the premises. Hav's grandmother (Betty Vaughn), however, foresees that Hav and Lee were destined for each other. Shown at the 1997 Toronto Film Festival. … More
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Critic Reviews for Hav Plenty
This all-black screwball comedy, about the fables and foibles of black middle-class urbanites, is well constructed, but it lacks style and polish to make it really work
Cherot's considerable charm as writer and star compensate for some rough patches.
Urban Romance: The Movie
Ah, love! Ah, black stereotypes! Why is it so hard to portray the black middle-class and the rich with any dignity?
It limps along at best. Its dialog is so stilted that the actors are content to read the screenplay rather than invest much energy in trying to act it.
What might seem cute when you're in the center of an exclusive coterie is simply noxious and monotonous onscreen.
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