'The Best Man Holiday' Review: Sequel Can't Compete With Original 1999 Film
Huffington Post - over 3 years
It seems quite apt that "The Best Man Holiday," a film about a reunion of old friends, feels just like going to an actual reunion. In ways both bad and good.
A reunion, you see, is only fun if you went to the school and recognize your friends. It's certainly not fun if you didn't, but were dragged along anyway. In that case, you'll likely end up drinking white wine in a paper cup alone by a wall, watching everyone else get silly. Likewise, "The Best Man Holiday," Malcom D. Lee's sequel to his (much better) 1999 "The Best Man," will probably be fun and pleasant for those who saw the first film. Those who didn't may feel like they've been dragged to someone else's reunion.
And that's too bad, because the cast, reunited here, is largely excellent, led by the ever-charismatic Taye Diggs as Harper, an author with a fatal flaw: he can't seem to stop writing about his friends and lovers.
It's not the fault of the cast that these characters seem less fully formed the second time around. I
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