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Hav Plenty

Hav Plenty (1997)

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57

Average Rating: 6.8/10
Critic Reviews: 7
Fresh: 4 | Rotten: 3

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Average Rating: 3.9/5
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Movie Info

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,

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Comedy, Romance

Feb 5, 2002

Miramax

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All Critics (37) | Top Critics (11) | Fresh (8) | Rotten (14) | DVD (1)

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

October 30, 2006 Full Review Source: Variety
Variety
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Formulaic, but it has plenty to like.

January 13, 2004 Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com
TheMovieReport.com

Cherot's considerable charm as writer and star compensate for some rough patches.

April 27, 2003
Killer Movie Reviews

Urban Romance: The Movie

July 26, 2002
eFilmCritic.com

Yikes.

February 6, 2002 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
Filmcritic.com

Ah, love! Ah, black stereotypes! Why is it so hard to portray the black middle-class and the rich with any dignity?

November 23, 2001 Full Review
Entertainment Asylum

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.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Internet Reviews
Internet Reviews

What might seem cute when you're in the center of an exclusive coterie is simply noxious and monotonous onscreen.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

an attempt at a modern screwball comedy involving several affluent African-Americans... though its heart is in the right place, 'Plenty' doesn't quite click...

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Kalamazoo Gazette
Kalamazoo Gazette

Audience Reviews for Hav Plenty

Phenomenal movie about a group of friends who learn more about each other, as they spend time together.
January 13, 2008
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Leo L

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Great film.
November 13, 2007
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