How Stella Got Her Groove Back Synopsis
A 40ish San Francisco stockbroker has a fling with a 20-year-old while vacationing in Jamaica.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Whether you regard Stella's getting her groove back as a feminist battle cry or as a silly wish-fulfillment fantasy, the movie delivers...
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
For once, with How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Hollywood offers a love story that concentrates on the simple nuances of the romance rather...
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
How Stella Got Her Groove Back tries its best to turn a paperback romance into a relationship worth making a movie about, but fails.
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60

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
This lushly produced, lightweight romance embraces every cliche of the genre without so much as an ironic shrug.
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50

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
The movie meanders on and on, like a bad sexual dream, until you finally wake up mumbling: Stella, please: leave that groove thang alone.
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50

San Francisco Examiner

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It's a fun movie - full of laughs and touching moments.
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50

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Bassett and Diggs are appealing as the slightly odd couple, but the movie rambles on too long.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
I'm not denying that a 40-year- old woman might be self-conscious about going around with someone this young. But the subject isn't...
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42

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Bassett's natural dramatic fierceness, so powerful when incited to action, is at odds with the knee-weakening sexual surrender required by...
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40

Empire

By Angie Errigo
Director Sullivan lingers too long in every photogenic location and drags out every incident as if he's making six episodes of a not very...
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Rated R