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The Best Man Holiday (2013)



Critic Consensus: The Best Man Holiday manages honest laughs out of broad humor, and affects convincing drama from a deeply conventional plot.

Movie Info

After nearly 15 years apart, Taye Diggs (television's Private Practice), Nia Long (Soul Food), Morris Chestnut (Kick-Ass 2), Harold Perrineau (Zero Dark Thirty), Terrence Howard (Hustle & Flow), Sanaa Lathan (Contagion), Monica Calhoun (Love & Basketball), Melissa De Sousa (Miss Congeniality) and Regina Hall (Scary Movie franchise) reprise their career-launching roles in The Best Man Holiday, the long-awaited next chapter to the film that ushered in a new era of comedy. When the college friends finally reunite over the Christmas holidays, they will discover just how easy it is for long-forgotten rivalries and romances to be ignited. Malcolm D. Lee returns to write and direct this sequel to his directorial debut. Sean Daniel (The Mummy franchise) will produce alongside Lee for The Sean Daniel Company. (c) Universal Picturesmore
Rating: R (for language, sexual content and brief nudity)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Malcolm D. Lee
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 11, 2014
Box Office: $70.5M
Universal Pictures - Official Site


Morris Chestnut
as Lance Sullivan
Taye Diggs
as Harper Stewart
Regina Hall
as Candace Murch
Terrence Howard
as Quentin Spivey
Sanaa Lathan
as Robin Stewart
Nia Long
as Jordan Armstrong
Monica Calhoun
as Mia Sullivan
Isis Moore
as Kennedy
Catherine Bruhier
as Dr. Perkins
Julianna Barclay
as Homeless Woman
Pam Oliver
as Herself
Greg Gumbel
as Himself
Eddie George
as Himself
Elle Downs
as Newscaster
Linda Carter
as Mia's Mom
Ryan Lamanna
as Frat Boy
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Critic Reviews for The Best Man Holiday

All Critics (86) | Top Critics (28)

You leave emotionally exhausted, but there's a lot of care in this movie.

Full Review… | December 10, 2013
Top Critic

It's an odd mix of bawdy comedy and blatant heart-tugging -- you'll be cringeing one moment and sniffing the next.

Full Review… | February 7, 2014
Daily Record [UK]

If the original The Best Man was a smooth, R&B jam then The Best Man Holiday is a slick hip-hop beat. It's bigger and flashier. I missed the scrappiness of the original...

Full Review… | December 26, 2013
Film Experience

The first half is such an agreeably raucous reunion that we hate to see a pesky thing like terminal illness ruin all the fun.

Full Review… | December 15, 2013
Empire Magazine

While the script may be uneven and the film itself overlong, the cast make for winning company, turning a deft hand to material that zigzags between bawdy and mawkish, somehow keeping it on just the right side of sympathetic.

Full Review… | December 1, 2013
Observer [UK]

The Best Man Holiday pigs out on every plot at a slow, bloated Christmas pace. Watch out, movie punters. We're segueing into Part Three.

Full Review… | November 29, 2013
Irish Times

Audience Reviews for The Best Man Holiday

So-so. Didn't love or hate it. The story follows a group of friends meeting up for Christmas and is pretty much just about their relationships.
It is apparently a sequel to a movie I never saw. Perhaps I would have liked this more if I had. I did struggle a little to keep straight who was who not having seen the backstory.
Gets quite sad mid way through, which I did not expect. Also a very unrealistic song and dance routine by the men, all dressed exactly the same. Felt like watching a music video in that part!

Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

So a few months ago I got a copy of this and before I watched it I realized I didn't remember the first movie. So I went back and re-watched and hated it. But me being a big movie whore, still had to go and watch the sequel. What a waste. This movie is boring and a real poor man's Tyler Perry movie. It's not funny at all, and the drama is so melodramatic that I didn't care for anyone in this. Here's a movie that needed Kevin Hart to add some real comedic spice. Instead you get some crap about a bunch of friends spending Christmas together, and one has cancer. Just not a good movie, even Emily was bored to tears with it. If you enjoyed the original, then I'm sure you were all gung ho for this. Good for you, I'm glad someone liked it. But for me, this just wasn't good at all. I'll probably still see a third one(if they make it), but it'll help me sleep more than anything.

Everett Johnson
Everett Johnson

Super Reviewer

Times change. Friendship doesn't.

Good Movie! Best Man's Holiday, is a timely-well written and acted movie. It touches on so many social issues people are going through in the now. It is surprising how emotional involved you will be caught up in scenes. It's a roller coaster of highly amusing moments on second, followed by an altar call of your conscience reflecting on unresolved past issues the next. This story was deeply moving and the transitions and transformations of some of the characters was very endearing. The way the friendships move in and out in natural progression was, dare I say, realistic in nature. Overall, the film is worth the time.

When college friends reunite after 15 years over the Christmas holidays, they will discover just how easy it is for long-forgotten rivalries and romances to be ignited.

Manu Gino

Super Reviewer

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