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Take A Look 'Inside' Malcolm D. Lee's Upcoming 'The Best Man Holiday'

by Tambay A. Obenson
November 1, 2013 1:01 PM
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Here's a new behind-the-scenes featurette from Malcolm D. Lee's sequel to The Best Man, titled The Best Man Holiday, which sees the return of the stars from the first film, including Taye Diggs, Nia Long, Morris Chestnut, Harold PerrineauTerrence Howard, Sanaa LathanMonica Calhoun, Melissa De Sousa and Regina Hall, all reprising their roles in a story that is set 15 years after the original.

The story:

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

The featurette embedded below updates viewers on where key characters currently are in their lives, since the first film, and also drops a few hints as to what audiences can expect in this sequel, beyond what we already know via the sparse logline above.

Universal Pictures has set the release date for the sequel for November 15, 2013 (exactly 2 weeks from today) in what has been a crowded fall for black films.

Given the black cinema classic that the first film has since become, this sequel should be a hit for director Lee.

You can purchase advance tickets HERE.

Watch the featurette below. I suspect there'll be others released over the next month:

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  • happybrowngirl | November 4, 2013 7:22 PMReply

    I CAN'T WAIT to see this (such a stan for The Best Man) AND to see it in a packed audience with mainly black folks-- which will double the fun of it all!!

  • Blogdiz | November 3, 2013 8:17 PMReply

    My favorite part of the first movie was seeing taye diggs get his ass kicked any chance of that happening again. Lol

  • Donella | November 4, 2013 6:31 PM

    Maybe in this movie he finally makes it over the balcony.

  • DJP | November 2, 2013 8:00 AMReply

    I have less than ZERO interest in seeing that predictable crap.

  • Kojak's Wig | November 2, 2013 6:34 AMReply

    I have a feeling only single ladies in their 40's and gay dudes are going to see this movie.

  • Kojak's Wig | November 3, 2013 1:01 AM

    Amari, you shore done tolt me! How's "Date Night With Myself" working out for you?

  • Amari | November 2, 2013 10:12 AM

    And even if that were the case, which is isn't, that's all a movie like this will need. Take a look at a show like Scandal. A hit show that has proven it doesn't need knuckle draggers to be successful.

  • Donna V. | November 1, 2013 6:57 PMReply

    I am looking forward to this movie. I need an eye candy fix at least once a year. Thank you Mr. Chestnut.

  • Amari | November 2, 2013 10:17 AM

    @Carl yeah and I'm sure true smart and sophisticated men like you are only watching all those truly sophisticated original groundbreaking movies that Hollywood cranks out every week. At the first sign of a tit, you're brain dead putty.

  • Carl | November 2, 2013 1:52 AM

    We know. Why else would women go to watch this rom-com, cookie cutter crap? Appreciate your honesty. It's rare.

  • ALM | November 1, 2013 6:49 PMReply

    Morris' character is still playing football?!! He is gorgeous and in shape, but wouldn't he be a commentator at this point?

    I noticed that there seems to be increased exposure in mainstream press this time. I want to believe that it's because of the popularity of the first film, but I have a feeling that including Eddie Cibrian in the film didn't hurt when working to get into mainstream press.

  • Monique A Williams | November 1, 2013 2:44 PMReply

    Yay! Still looks awesome to me! #cantwait

  • sergio | November 1, 2013 1:11 PMReply

    Sorry but I have ZERO interest in seeing this film. I've been invited already to five separate advance svreenings and I've RSVP'd to none of them.

  • scripttease | November 4, 2013 6:15 PM

    Well thank you CareyCarey. He's not into chick flicks, and you're right most dudes are not... I ain't too crazy about em' myself, but I love Black Love.

    Although most of the guys in Best men ain't checking for Black Women, I will support the Black Women and Morris. I really hope this film is a success.

  • CareyCarey | November 4, 2013 12:14 PM

    Scripttease, in Sergio's absence, let me tell you what I know about the man and his taste in movies of this genre.

    First, over the years he has made it perfectly clear that he has no love for this type of entertainment. Asked him about the 1997 cult classic film "Love Jones" and... well,,, I believe his opinion mirrors mine. I just didn't get it. I'll have to watch it again but my memories tell me it was bunch of contrived hipness. You know, while viewing it, I felt like I was in was of those wine & cheese poetry reading joints. C'mon now, you know what I'm talking about. A brotha or sistah reads their stuff and the joint starts finger poppin' (snapping their fingers) like they've opened the back door to heaven, when in reality their stuff was just okay. That's what I feel about Love Jones.... black folks sitting in the student's cafe talking about a whole lot of nothing. Remake? Shake-me, wake-me when Love Jones and Best Man are dead and gone.

    And look, Sergio pees standing up, so he's not a chick who will live vicariously through any of the women in this flick, nor will he get all moist and bothered upon seeing brothas with six packs. And, I don't believe he's in the dating game so he wouldn't be expected to take a hot date to this chick flick, so what's in it for him?

    Wait a minute, there is a scene in which one of the women throws her panties on a brothas head. Now, if the woman was Halle Berry ( since Sergio loves her) he might imagine himself catching those Victories Secrets and talking a whiff, but he has never viewed these types of rom-coms with a smile on his face.

  • scripttease | November 3, 2013 4:58 PM

    Sergio, is it the genre, or is it just this film in general? Inquiring minds want to know, or at least I would like to know. I can only assume you didn't care for the first, or perhaps you did and feel like the sequel will ruin it. I enjoyed the first, and felt do we really need a sequel, but I personally don't think it will disappoint.

  • Amari | November 2, 2013 10:08 AM

    @Man-over-bored You mean shallow, fluff-pieces, thrown together hastily, which is like 7 out of 10 of every movie that Hollywood puts out? The same films that I'm sure Sergio has been all excited to see and given thumbs up to? Those films too? Are you his mouth-piece now? GTFO!

  • Man-Over-Bored | November 1, 2013 3:54 PM

    Yeah, Sergio, it's well-documented, your disinterested in shallow, fluff-pieces like this one, thrown together hastily, substance-less, and full of get-'em-in-the-seats eye-candy for both he and she thirsting to see images on screen to which they can relate and fantasize over--regardless of rather it pushes forward the genre, is fresh in the slightest way, is art, or is poised to sustain posterity as quality cinema; and sure, half the black men in the cast (such as Taye D. and Harold P.) in reality aren't interested in Black women at all--that doesn't mean the sisters can't gush over them in the inevitable and requisite shirtless scenes; and sure, it'll seemed rushed-for-fast-bucks, manipulative, empty, cliché, stupid, stereotypical in myriad ways, embarrassing in others, and will lack quality writing, performance, direction, and cinematography, to the point where it’s, as always, easily dismissed as one of those trifling black movies--but at least we can call it our own, gotdammit! Get with it, Sergio!

  • sergio | November 1, 2013 2:04 PM

    Like I said I have ZERO interest is eeing this film. Just ZERO NADA Nothing NYET ZERO

  • Amari | November 1, 2013 1:49 PM

    Yes Sergio your "ZERO" interest in seeing this film is very well documented. Everybody knows at this point that you have "ZERO" interest in seeing it. You've said that already about 50 times. We got it loud and clear. You don't have to keep speaking on it unless you yourself aren't sure of how you feel about it yourself and have to keep sayng it out loud to convince yourself. SMH

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