Jumping the Broom

The Taylors Are Downtown, The Watsons Are Uptown.


Jumping the Broom
A pretty young woman decides to give up sex until she finds Mr. Right, which happens immediately of course. Five months later they're ready to tie the knot, and decide on a hasty wedding at her rich parents' estate. His family duly arrive and they're from the other side of the tracks. The two mothers take an instant dislike to each other, and with the extended family bringing their own ideas about the wedding, the scene is set for a major inter-family fight. Perfect way to get to know everyone!

110 minutes.
Mature Accompaniment under 10.
Comedy, Musical.

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The happiest day of my life... I wish!
The happiest day of my life... I wish!

Credits

Cast
Angela Bassett, Paula Patton, Laz Alonso, Loretta Devine, Meagan Good, Tasha Smith, Julie Bowen, DeRay Davis
Director
Salim Akil
ScreenplayElizabeth Hunter, Arlene Gibbs
MusicEd Shearmur
CinematographyAnastas N, Michos
EditingTerilyn A. Shropshire
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SA distributorSter-Kinekor
Made in2011
Produced byTriStar Pictures, Stage 6 Films, Our Stories Films, SPE, TDJ Enterprises/New Dimensions Entertainment

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreRomance, comedy, drama
LanguageMild, infrequent, in context
NudityNone
SexNone. Some sexual innuendo and references, brief kissing.
ViolenceMild, infrequent, in context
PrejudiceNone
Blasphemynone
Drug abuseSome social drinking.
CommentsNone
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
4
Violence
2
Blood / Gore / Gross
1
Guns / Weapons
0
Profanity
3
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
1
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
2
Frightening / Tense Scenes
0
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
0
Music (Inappropriate)
3
Topics to talk about
4


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Latoya Newman quote iconNewlyweds take a jump straight into hell
10
Die Burger
Marzanne van den Berg quote iconRomantiese komedie raak verlief op sy eie stereotipes
5
Cape Times
quote iconSweeping view of a culture clash
5
Box Office
Todd Gilchrist quote iconYou have to admire the filmmakers' leap of faith in tackling so much ambitious material, but unlike their feuding families, they can't magically make it all work together in the end.
8
ScreenIt
C. Fuchs quote iconAbout the only thing you'll want to do with the title tool after seeing Jumping the Broom is sweep this into the dustpan and dump it into the trashcan.
7
Metacritic.com
26 critics
11
Rottentomatoes critics
75 critics
12
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconIts heart is in the right place -- and so is its appealing cast -- but Jumping the Broom is ultimately too cliched and thinly written to recommend.
11
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
11
Movie Review Intelligence
37 critics
12

What the People say

Internet
1177 Netizens quote iconWo!! What a wedding....
8

Average .. 45%

9

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