How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998)
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Terry McMillan and Ron Bass wrote this screenplay based on McMillan's semi-autobiographical best-selling novel (over 2,000,000 copies in print before the release of this film). San Francisco stockbroker Stella (Angela Bassett), a 40-year-old divorcee, has a nice Marin County home and an 11-year-old son, Quincy (Michael J. Pagan). With Quincy off to see his dad, Stella and her best friend Delilah (Whoopi Goldberg) vacation in Jamaica, where she meets sexy, good-looking Winston Shakespeare (Taye
Aug 14, 1998 Wide
Mar 6, 2001
20th Century Fox
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Michael J. Pagan
Barry Shabaka Henley
Glynn E. Turman
Phyllis Yvonne Stickney
James Pickens Jr.
The movie meanders on and on, like a bad sexual dream, until you finally wake up mumbling: Stella, please: leave that groove thang alone.
Delivers guilt-free escapism about pretty people having wicked-hot fun in pretty places.
Stella may be frothy and paper-thin, but it's also another great success for star Angela Bassett, who transforms the film into an infomercial for her considerable abilities.
I never felt Stella and Winston were on the same wavelength, that they could share their lives, that it would be a good idea for them to try.
It's scrumptious junk food for the brain -- tasty and probably not the least bit good for you.
All formula gloss, a romance that tackles some difficult issues by missing them altogether.
The "Groove" is on the move in Sullivan's ethnically snappy and exotic May-December romancer. Bassett and Diggs make for a sizzling couple
There's only one thing missing from this story, and it's the main ingredient: conflict.
Gives Angela Bassett the full star treatment, and she gives it right back.
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