The Best Man Holiday

It’s been 14 years since 1999’s The Best Man, but Christmas sequel The Best Man Holiday proves worth the wait. Original writer and director Malcolm D. Lee reunites his cast, featuring Taye Diggs, Nia Long, Morris Chestnut, Harold Perrineau, Sanaa Lathan and Terrence Howard, for a glitzy holiday weekend of secrets, surprises and sex. An ensemble rom-com like this lives and breathes by the characters, and the cast’s relaxed connections and built-in history create some considerable charm. A cancer subplot ratchets up emotions in the back half, but Lee gracefully straddles the thin line between cathartic and cloying. The last twenty minutes flip between half a dozen climactic story devices in machine-gun manner, but it’s Christmas, so that’s forgiven, if not kindly appreciated. It’s a lot of very beautiful people, wearing even better looking sweaters, coming together for laughs, kisses and tears. Hopefully, we won’t have to wait so long for the next sequel. —Jacob Boon

Credits

Director:

  • Malcolm D. Lee

Cast:

  • Morris Chestnut
  • Taye Diggs
  • Regina Hall
  • Terrence Howard
  • Sanaa Lathan
  • Nia Long
  • Harold Perrineau
  • Monica Calhoun
  • Melissa De Sousa

Writer:

  • Malcolm D. Lee

Producers:

  • Sean Daniel
  • Malcolm D. Lee

What others are saying

  • Now Playing

    The Best Man Holiday is not showing in any theaters in the area.

    Reviews/comments (0)

    Add a review

    Add a review
    Roll over stars and click to rate.

    Now Playing

    By Film...

    By Theater...

    Get more Halifax

    Our Thursday email gets you caught up with The Coast. Sign up and go deep on Halifax.