So let’s get into this new movie, “The Best Man Holiday”. This to me is a phenomenal piece of cinema. The original Best Man was obviously a classic so I was a little hesitant about seeing this one. Sequels rarely hold a candle to the original but after all of the hype that has been built up around it, I decided I had to go see it. I don’t need mention that some of my favorite actors and a few of the finest women that God ever created are in this film!
I thought the film was clever and extremely heartfelt. The actors seemed to fall effortlessly back into their characters without missing a beat. Malcom Lee did such a phenomenal job with the cast in his first effort that this time literally feels like a class reunion. The cast meshes together in a really phenomenal fashion.
As usual with this particular genre of movie, it tackled some very heavy issues such as motherhood, infidelity, and morality. It does do a good job of keeping the pace by mixing comedy and melodrama. As you will hear in my video review, I thought Nia Long did a fabulous job (but I LOVE Nia Long….seriously Nia, I LOVE you). Nia, Taye (Diggs), and Terrence (Howard) where the standouts in this revamped sequel.
Overall I thought this was a very well-done effort. It was really good considering the 14 years between the original and its sequel. The movie has also added fuel to the upcoming ‘Solution Summit Hangout’ so stay tuned for that and be ready to dive into some topics that were brought up in this movie.
Finally, if you were a fan of the first movie, this is a must see for you. Go solo or with a date. Either way you will find it to be a great way to spend an evening!
– Justin Jamar (The Solution Summit Founder)