Jumping the Broom Synopsis
Worlds collide when two diverse families attend a wedding in Martha's Vineyard.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
You'll laugh - a lot - but you'll also shed tears of recognition at this funny, salty, strife-torn look at the agony and ecstasy of family.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
In style and structure, it mimics an old-style studio effort, a culture-clashing comedy of manners that's tinged with melodrama and filmed...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The cast is large, well chosen and diverting. The ceremony is delightful.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
This buoyant, multigenerational comedy that takes its title from the African American wedding ritual has other distinctions as well. It's...
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63

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
It's a self-conscious, inherently absurd tale of a rich black family invaded by secrets, lies, working-class loudmouths, and one or two...
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
As wedding stories go, it's an improvement over the dreadful "Something Borrowed," though it doesn't have anything terribly new to say.
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60

Movieline

By Michelle Orange
Despite heavy-handed characterizations, Devine and Bassett make their stake in the union felt, and it's anything but superficial.
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Director Salim Akil has found actors skillful enough to enhance Elizabeth Hunter and Arlene Gibbs' conventional screenplay.
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45

NPR

By Ian Buckwalter
Director Salim Akil deserves credit for keeping the film from falling apart completely. He sets a the brisk pace, and uses the picturesque...
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
A wedding comedy that grows increasingly unfunny with each passing minute.
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Jumping the Broom

By cmread
This movie was excellent! All of the actors were great! Laz Alonzo is such a handsome man and Paula Patton is full of beauty. I did appreciate the twist in this movie that I did not see coming. ...

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Jumping The Broom

By Triathlete1
This is a great movie for the whole family. Touching, funny, reflective, and insightful. The acting is good and the storyline, while predictable at times, has some interesting twists to it....

Funny

By raqraq
A funny movie with romance and lots of sexy bodies....

Romantic Comedy

By ladybugcoach73
I liked it well enough, and appreciated the language (no words to bleep out for the kids!)....

Jumping the Broom

By ask19
I was pleasantly proven wrong after only a few minutes into the film. Great movie and very entertaining...

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Ms.Andrea Perry

By Andrea7
The movie was excellent. The acting, directing and especially the writing was fantastic. I was most impressed with the writing because the focus of the movie dealt with social issues that occur...

Worth the Money!!!

By ladyvett1
I really enjoyed this movie. The storyline was predictable, but that's ok. It wasn't "rolling in the aisles" funny, but the comedy came in the right spots. There aren't very many romantic comedies...

Pleasant Surprise

By ejwright54
This film could easily have been overdone and turned into one big joke. Fortunately, instead we're presented with class conflict, complex family issues, and a real love story. Plus, not for nothing,...

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Rated PG-13 | For Some sexual content
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 13+ Sweet, funny wedding comedy is a good parent-and-teen pick.
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