The Best Man Holiday

2014-02-14 07:19
 
What it's about:

After nearly 15 years apart, the nine friends are back in 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

What we thought:

I have to admit  this was one movie I was really looking forward to; I was a big fan of the first movie! This is the sequel to the 1999 hit by Malcom D Lee and  it took almost 15 years for it to be made. 

A group of college friends reunite over Christmas time. We catch up with all of their lives, for some it’s going well  for others not, and there are still some unresolved issues that need to be dealt with. And like it is when a group of friends get together after a long time things flare up when they spend the weekend together in one house. 

While the plot is predictable the cast do a good job at bringing this well told story to life. As a whole they gel together well and it is quite refreshing that the entire original cast returns which doesn’t happen often in sequels.

The first part of the movie is really a reunion: the friends catch up with each other and remember the good old times. The second part of the movie takes on a different tone and turns quite preachy. It is a Christmas movie after all and does lend strongly toward the themes of redemption, sacrifice and forgiveness.

It takes you on an emotional rollercoaster from laughing to wanting to bawl your eyes out. A mixture of comedy, romance and drama it is a heart warming story and in essence it’s about those things in life, like friendships, that we take for granted.

If you were a fan of the first movie this is definitely worth the watch on the big screen as you will not be disappointed. If not, then waiting for the DVD is not a bad idea.


This story about friendship, forgiveness and love is set in the perfect package, Christmas.
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Sbongile 2014/02/10 1:21 PM
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I went to go watch the movie on friday and it was awesome, it taps into all emotions. It's funny, sad and in the end bring that hope for a new beginning and joy. I love the movie and would recommend it's a must see.
Sadie 2014/02/18 11:47 AM
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I went to watch the movie this weekend and I must say, it was awesome! Most sequels never live up to the first movie, but this one did and I'm quite impressed. I'd definitely recommend it!!!
Portia 2014/02/26 9:40 PM
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An awesome sequel it is. Watched it on Sunday.....I loved every bit of it. Love,friendship, forgiveness...with the best cast! Thumbs up
mcphly 2014/03/31 2:10 PM
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not into romantic movies but this one hits the nail for me, great comedy and splendid drama. a must see
lee-bo 2014/04/16 11:55 AM
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i sooooooooooooo love the movie n cant get enuf of it,big up to the crazy terrence-sister got mad love 4 u
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