Friday, May 27, 2011
"Jumping the Broom"
OK, so I'm not sophisticated enough to dislike this film, or criticize it because the situation is quite familiar: Rich, educated girl is engaged to man from a poor (really lower "class") family, and the in-laws meet for the first time just before the wedding. Yes, there is a definite culture clash, plus some family secrets emerge. Agreed, it's not great, but the acting was excellent (Angela Bassett, Lil'Romeo, Mike Epps, and Paula Patton, the names I recognized). Some insightful dialogue about the human condition -- actually a lot of good dialogue, and all in all, taking into account my very personal "enjoyment meter," I am saying "E" for Effort and THREE STARS.