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How Stella Got Her Groove Back Reviews

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June 7, 2003
The "Groove" is on the move in Sullivan's ethnically snappy and exotic May-December romancer. Bassett and Diggs make for a sizzling couple
| Original Score: 3/5
February 8, 2003
There's only one thing missing from this story, and it's the main ingredient: conflict.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 15, 2002
Gives Angela Bassett the full star treatment, and she gives it right back.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 5, 2002
There is insufficient chemistry, more tension and fighting than romance, and no epiphanal moment to demonstrate that Stella has indeed gotten her groove back.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
April 12, 2002
The movie meanders on and on, like a bad sexual dream, until you finally wake up mumbling: Stella, please: leave that groove thang alone.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
March 5, 2002
Stella's groove, like the film itself, doesn't run deep.
March 2, 2002
This fine and funny film proves that a love that nurtures fills an emptiness that nothing else can fill.
May 11, 2001
Delivers guilt-free escapism about pretty people having wicked-hot fun in pretty places.
February 14, 2001
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 1, 2000
Ms. Bassett portrays this high-strung superwoman with such intensity that she makes her almost believable.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 1, 2000
The issues that arise from such a May/September male/female pairing are sensitively and intelligently explored.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
In the best role since her Tina turn in What's Love Got to Do With It, Bassett is terrific and looks incredible in sexy swimsuits, jogging gear and evening wear.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 1, 2000
It takes a long, long time for our Stella to finally get her groove back, and by then you might not much care.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
In the end, you ask: How Stella Got Her Groove Back? You're not entirely sure that she did.
Full Review | Original Score: 62/100
January 1, 2000
There's no tension, sexual or otherwise (even during the love scenes: it was remarkable).
January 1, 2000
Frankly, this is just like a very average TV movie except the cast is more expensive and the stunning Bassett glides through with inviolable class.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
Diggs and the veteran Bassett contribute depth, mystery and reality to their portrayals, and their vibrant chemistry turns their age difference into a legitimate dilemma.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
January 1, 2000
For the most part it is charming and endearing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Stella comes straight from the 'designer problems' school of screenwriting, a genre in which stories are built around wealthy, gorgeous people who have to create their own miseries in order for anything remotely dramatic to occur.
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