Jumping the Broom (2011)

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AUDIENCE SCORE

Critic Consensus: Its heart is in the right place -- and so is its appealing cast -- but Jumping the Broom is ultimately too cliched and thinly written to recommend.


Movie Info

A collision of worlds when two African-American families from divergent socioeconomic backgrounds get together one weekend in Martha's Vineyard for a wedding. -- (C) Sony

Rating: PG-13 (for some sexual content)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Elizabeth Hunter, Arlene Gibbs
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 9, 2011
Box Office: $37.3M
Runtime:
Sony Pictures - Official Site

Cast


as Sabrina Watson

as Jason Taylor

as Mrs. Watson

as Mrs. Taylor

as Shonda

as Malcolm

as Aunt Geneva

as Willie Earl

as Ricky

as Sebastian

as Reverend James

as Singer

as Mrs. O'Neal
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Critic Reviews for Jumping the Broom

All Critics (81) | Top Critics (30)

Class differences and family resentments add to the hubbub surrounding an African-American wedding on Martha's Vineyard in this perceptive, faith-based romantic comedy.

Full Review… | December 6, 2011
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Pleasant and cheerful, and that sort of thing should be encouraged sometimes.

Full Review… | June 22, 2013
Deadspin

Like a Tyler Perry movie with polish

Full Review… | January 11, 2013
Tribune News Service

Hits the intended mix of smiles, tears, and family-affirming warmth.

Full Review… | April 8, 2012
TheMovieReport.com

...a perfectly watchable romantic comedy that benefits from the efforts of its eclectic cast and from the appreciatively (and increasingly) trashy turns in the narrative.

Full Review… | August 7, 2011
Reel Film Reviews

A pleasant sitcom-level mix of comedy, romance and soapy melodrama, plus low-key Bible-thumping (celebrity evangelist T.D. Jakes is a producer).

Full Review… | July 29, 2011
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Audience Reviews for Jumping the Broom

½

Jumping the Broom is not a Tyler Perry movie, but it couldve fooled me. The plot has been done many times before and bored the crap out of me, nothing in the movie was surprising or fun, it was just another wedding movie with family problems. The dramatic scenes in the film were great however, one moment near the end I almost cried, and you really grow to love and hate some of these characters. The cast was not actually that bad, I liked these characters but some were kind of annoying, but these were good performances. The comedy portion was not funny at all, I never laughed or found it amusing, but then again I despise most romantic comedies, so I expected not to find t funny. Jumping the Broom is a movie you can miss, it wasn't that funny.

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Jim Careter

Super Reviewer

½

Seen it once, seen it a thousand times. An uptown girl falls in love with a downtown guy, they get engaged and before getting married the two different worlds collide, hard. Then all gets better, wedding goes on, and a big line dance finish at the end. Not a bad movie. All in all, though, this movie has been done, ALOT. Let's move on now...

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Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

½

Jumping the Broom is not a Tyler Perry movie, but it couldve fooled me. The plot has been done many times before and bored the crap out of me, nothing in the movie was surprising or fun, it was just another wedding movie with family problems. The dramatic scenes in the film were great however, one moment near the end I almost cried, and you really grow to love and hate some of these characters. The cast was not actually that bad, I liked these characters but some were kind of annoying, but these were good performances. The comedy portion was not funny at all, I never laughed or found it amusing, but then again I despise most romantic comedies, so I expected not to find t funny. Jumping the Broom is a movie you can miss, it wasn't that funny.

Bradley Wright
Bradley Wright

Super Reviewer

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