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What Would You Like To See Happen (w/ Characters And/Or Story) In 'The Best Man' Sequel?

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by Tambay A. Obenson
January 30, 2013 8:16 PM
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With news that Universal Pictures is backing a sequel to The Best Man, with Malcolm D. Lee returning to write and direct this follow-up to his hit directorial debut, and your near-orgasmic reactions to the news (on this site, as well as on our Facebook and Twitter pages), I thought I'd hand the mic over to those of you for whom the sequel is highly-anticipated, to share your thoughts on what you'd like to see happen (or not happen) in The Best Man 2.

It's been a long time since I last saw the first film, and, to be frank, while I do remember liking it, it didn't resonate with me as much as it apparently did with a lot of you more rabid fans of the film; but I plan to revisit it on this blog, some time before the sequel is released in November.

Until then, however, if you were lucky enough to get Malcolm D. Lee in a room for 5 minutes, and were asked for suggestions on plot or story (whether for individual characters, or the film as a whole) for the sequel, what would you say?

While there's still no word on what exactly the plot for this sequel will be, in the Universal press release, it's stated that the entire starring cast of the first film is returning for the sequel, and hints at what the story will be.

After nearly 15 years apart, Taye Diggs (television’s Private Practice), Nia Long (Big Momma’s House), 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 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.

So, we at least know the film will take place over an X-mas holiday, and some history between the various characters will obviously be of influence on how the narrative progresses.

Harper, Robin, Lance, Jordan, Julian, Quentin, Shelby, Mia, Candy et al... what would you like to see happen with them (or to them) in The Best Man 2... if Malcolm D. Lee asked?

Will Lance have to kick Harper's behind again? Will there be a happy dance sequence at the end? Will Jordan get to tell Harper all over again about how her hormones are raging out of control, how horny she is, and how she doesn't want hear about "no goddamn peas"?

Spill... 

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18 Comments

  • Donella | February 4, 2013 4:31 PMReply

    Love Jones, The Best Man, The Brothers, The Wood, Soul Food.... those were the days.

  • ALM | February 4, 2013 10:46 PM

    @ Donella: Yep. What happened???

  • Bee | January 31, 2013 12:22 AMReply

    I mainly appreciate this film because it introduced me to The Roots (who did the opening theme song "What You Want" for the film). A sheltered country girl in high school at the time the film came out, I had never heard contemporary rap music that sounded so musical, so melodic - rap music that had real instrumentation. Furthermore, the idea of a rap band was simply stunning to me. Stumbling across The Roots literally changed my whole opinion of rap music. So, that's why I became a "rabid" fan of this film. As a woman, however, years later I realized I didn't appreciate the sexism of the film - frankly it disgusted me. I hope they do away with some of the sexism in the sequel.



    Anyway, I'd like to see Jordan actually become a lesbian (since they wanted to accuse her of being a lesbian anyway). I think it would be cool to see how Nia Long could handle such a character change. She was too good for all the men in the film anyway.

  • DJP | January 30, 2013 10:51 PMReply

    I would like to see a cameo appearance by Madea. She preaches the gospel about love and happiness and they all dance the electric slide over the closing credits. *Tear*

  • ScriptTease | February 2, 2013 2:39 PM

    LOL.... you wrong for that. :)

  • sergio | January 30, 2013 10:18 PMReply

    Can someone please tell me what is the deal with The Best Man? I really don't get it. I thought it just blah, mediocre, instantly forgettable film.

  • sergio | February 5, 2013 9:02 AM

    Come to think of it every time there's a hit movie there's always some porn parody that comes out right after it. Is there one for The Best Man? Now THAT I'll watch. It'll sure will be more entertaining

  • starry118 | February 5, 2013 12:05 AM

    I always thought Love Jones was underwhelming, but never came across many people who felt the same way. The Best Man is one of my faves. because I like the actors and their chemistry, and it was a fun mix of drama & comedy. It's the kind of film you can watch over & over again & still enjoy.

  • sergio | February 4, 2013 11:31 PM

    Can't be. It's got to be something else that I didn't see. People are that easily satisfied? If there were some hard core sex scenes then maybe I could understand

  • ALM | February 4, 2013 10:49 PM

    @ Sergio: I think what people love about "The Best Man" is that it shows very sexy, educated, African Americans issuing slick dialogue with a few laughs built in. The storylines were realistic but never corny, and Terrance Howard brought some major drama. That boy was a snake.....

  • Akimbo | January 31, 2013 5:41 PM

    I didn't like Love Jones either, but I appreciated the aesthetic and the kind of people it highlighted. All the sexism aside, I've always loved the Best Man; the characters were dynamic and fun to watch. I have never loved Terrence Howard and Harold Perrineau more than I did in this movie. Their roles as the devil and angel of the crew really made the film. Add the scandalous behavior, humor, and good music and you've got yourself a really enjoyable romcom.

  • Rocket | January 31, 2013 5:16 PM

    It is decent, but not great. I think movies like The Best Man and Love Jones give black people a lot nostalgia. It takes us back to the pre-reality TV, pre-ignorant Hip Hop days. So its not just the movies, but the memories they inspire.

  • sergio | January 31, 2013 5:05 PM

    Talk about underwhelming. love jones (remember no caps in the title) is SOOOOO bloody overrated. And keep in mind that I met those artist types in Chicago whom the film is based on and they were in reality the most pretentious, self-absorbed, annoying people ever.

  • Miss Wildfire | January 31, 2013 4:30 PM

    Do you like Love Jones? I watched it about two years ago because everyone seemed to love it so much, but I thought that movie was underwhelming. As for The Best Man, I liked the chemistry of the cast and the story. I think it was more appealing to women and gives people nostalgia for when black movies did come out more frequently. At this point seeing contemporary images of black people on film/in theaters that isn't tragic like Precious and not Tyler Perry is like watching a miracle.

  • Miss Wildfire | January 31, 2013 4:30 PM

    Do you like Love Jones? I watched it about two years ago because everyone seemed to love it so much, but I thought that movie was underwhelming. As for The Best Man, I liked the chemistry of the cast and the story. I think it was more appealing to women and gives people nostalgia for when black movies did come out more frequently. At this point seeing contemporary images of black people on film/in theaters that isn't tragic like Precious and not Tyler Perry is like watching a miracle.

  • Anti-believer | January 30, 2013 9:39 PMReply

    I wanna see some announce their gay as hell and marries the best man.

  • Donnie Leapheart | January 30, 2013 8:28 PMReply

    I'm looking forward to the 8-10 minute scene with the entire cast together drinking wine while talking about relationships. Never gets old.

  • Gomer | January 30, 2013 8:51 PM

    And then Terrance Howard, who clearly has had too much to drink, says something that touches a nerve with the rest of the group. Then someone says, "Who invited this n!gga?!! I told ya'll not to invite this n!gga."

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