Don't Believe What Others Say, See It For Yourself (by jclass-868-571839)
I thought this was going to be another one of those boring date movies that I must see to make my girl feel good. But, it turned out to be rather good. The story flowed well with good acting by Angela Bassett and the cast did a good job as well. With a nice mixture of drama,comedy and even a few twists. Enjoy the movie for yourself. I can never understand what other critics are actually looking for when they preview a movie. As long as I can feel the characters and not worry about when the credits will role then it is a decent movie. I must say it is nothing worthy of an Oscar nomination but <more>
I heartily recommend Jumping the Broom (by missioneagles)
Jumping the Broom was a refreshment to view. It was a pleasure to watch a movie that was not sexually explicit and profane in content. I much enjoyed the film and the cast members. The movie contained helpful lessons and wise messages with a balanced mix of humor. I delighted in my laugh-out-loud moments. The scenery was appealing, and the family focus was much appreciated.We need more such films that celebrate families, and films that avoid excessive violence, profanity, and sexually explicit content.Jumping the Broom was an experience of enrichment. I left the theater with a cheerful, and <more>
joyous countenance, and robust appreciation for the production.A hearty thank you to all who were involved.In sincerity, Sandra Renee Hicks
I just saw Jumping the Broom OMG the bomb what a great movie. I saw some of my family members in there it was hilarious. This movie touched on just about every area of family drama. This was not just a black film this is a movie for all to see. The cast was spectacular and very believable in their roles. The characters in the film looked like real family members, sometimes you will see a film and the character really don't look like they belong. This is a movie I would take my grandchildren to see. This was a thought provoking movie especially for those getting married or thinking about <more>
getting married.I plan on seeing it again. Great job Bishop Jakes!!!!
Jumping the Broom is highly recommended******** (by diamond005)
It was a great movie. The writing and acting were exceptional. I'll give credit where credit is due. I've already seen it twice. It was not a Ghetto movie as some call it. It's nice to see blacks portrayed in a more positive light. I thought the entire setting from Brooklyn to Martha's Vineyard was interesting. I liked the whole transition. The social classes was typical. I can go on and on about what I loved about this movie but I would rather let people go see it for themselves. They'll be pleasantly surprised. It's not a "BLACK" movie. I never say, I'm <more>
going to see a "White movie or a black movie. I've read quite a few disparaging and very bias comments. I hate all the labels and brands on this board. It's appalling and so unfair. You actually have to go and see the movie first before you critique it. Stop listening to the media's perception of other races.
"Jumping the Broom" an expression of family coming together in love. (by lovelifebrother)
This movie was excellent. It was appropriate for all cultures,races and ethnicities. It was also a wonderful movie to take the entire family to view,even the dog. I liked it because it made you laugh, without being what I would call a traditional comedy and yet it drew attention to your sensitive side,now whether that side made you cry or made you angry would be my guess, but it is for sure that this movie had the potential to do both. Compared to other African American movies, I can say that thus far TD Jakes is in a field of screen writing all by himself. Sure there are other African <more>
American movies out there such as the material that Tyler Perry,or Oprah,and others have successfully produced but the beauty to be appreciated in those other movies reflect different paths of cultural expression that each individual writer chooses to express in his or her film, thus there is no accurate comparison. "Jumping the broom" reflects the message of the Gospel, written by a man that teaches and preaches the gospel without being overbearing in that it's main theme was short and sweet. LOVE.
Two Words; LOVED IT.Produced in part by Bishop T.D. Jakes, it's the basic story of two families from two different worlds coming together for the wedding dinner of their children. After that, the plot is pretty much the same old routine of any movie made with this premise with one major difference. They don't get stupid with the plot line in the middle of the film. The dramatic factor is maintained throughout and the comedy is lighthearted and not overpowering to the point of being satirical.Mike Epps does an impressive job in the supporting role as the uncle. He gives a mature <more>
performance while still giving his fans a taste of what they've come to expect of him. I was very glad to see the return of Gary Dourdan and Valerie Pettiford in their respective roles of the wedding reception chef and the aunt of the bride. I hope to see more of them on the big screen in the very near future. I don't mention Loretta Devine or Angela Bassett, the main protagonists, here because they provide the stellar performances that you come to expect of them! The film editing and direction is on point and seamless. It is a film that is well worth seeing, however You just knew there was a 'however' As well written, acted and produced, it doesn't have the WOW factor that would make it a blockbuster and a box office hit. Sorry! It will however find its way to every DVD and Blueray collection that has any other film in this genre. DON'T MAKE ME SAY IT, you know what I mean! I just hope that those copies are not bootleg, because I really would like to see that money go back into the producers pockets so that they may make many more fine, respectable films like this one! I like the direction this film is taking the genre and hope to see much more like it! CJ Cassidy
I love movies, and I think this was a very good movie. It had a good story line and dealt with many issues that arise when a young couple in love marry and two families become united. There were some funny scenes and lines in the movies but also some powerful scenes. Mike Epps had some excellent one-liners and I like the interaction between Little Romeo now all grown-up and Tasha Smith cougar relationship . I also like the interaction between the main love interests. There were some twists in the plot which I liked but most of all I liked how the characters came to grips with the <more>
imperfections of life and made the best of the situation. I thought it was a good movie and recommend others to see it.
I just came from watching and I must admit it was much better than I thought it might be. It was your typical boy meets girl, boy wants to marry girl, and their families clash picture. It was enjoyable but not without it's flaws. Loretta Devine once again plays the same mother character for the umpteenth time, albeit with a somewhat evil twist. Mike Epps and DeRay Davis were there to provide comic relief. Most disappointingly, Julie Bowen was the proverbial fish out of water. I like her on Modern Family but she just wasn't good in this feature. I had expected some more laughs from <more>
her. Meagan Good also makes her obligatory appearance as the tramp character.What was good about the film was the abstinence message. It was present but not forced on the audience. That's not done often in today's cinema. I also enjoyed the fact Tasha Smith for once wasn't loud. That made her stand out more. Angela Bassett was the perfect snobbish mother. It's criminal that she does not have an Academy Award. It was also nice to see Black people that own something. We all don't live like the Huxtables, but we don't all live like the Evans family either.Overall you won't regret dropping $10 on Jumping the Broom.
A smart film that is enjoyable for all. (by writerjudy)
There are not many movies that I recommend to people, but this one make me break the rules. I had the pleasure of seeing Jumping the Broom at for a sneak preview screening on May 1st and I totally enjoyed it. People should totally tell their friends and family about this movie. I can't wait until it comes out on DVD because I am going to add it to my collections. Great job. They should make more movies like this. The cast to the films was amazing. The script was good and there were some very funny and memorable moments. The story will resonate well with all types of families. It will make <more>
you laugh, make you think and even make you cry a little. I definitely think this is a must see film.