Jumping the Broom (2011) - Comedy, Drama

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Two very different families converge on Martha's Vineyard one weekend for a wedding.

IMDB: 5.7
Director: Salim Akil
Stars: Paula Patton, Laz Alonso
Length: 112 Minutes
PG Rating: PG-13
Reviews: 8 out of 63 found boring (12.69%)

One-line Reviews (39)

Some will see the glass as half empty, others will see it as FULL!

Cliché, yet entertaining enough to watch.

At the risk of sounding prejudice, I saw this movie with a theater full of black people, which I contend is the best way to enjoy this movie as the audience reaction was perhaps more enjoyable than the movie.

I read a review the other day (of a different movie), with the headline: "Why are Christian-themed films so bland?

There is definitely something for each person to take away from the movie and I highly recommend it to every person, everywhere!

However, like most family/ romantic dramas, the plot is somewhat trite, i.

The characters were cliché'd and some things I just didn't find believable.

There were awkward moments at times of high drama, yet they are indicative of intense African American culture.

A smart film that is enjoyable for all.

This was as boring as watching paint dry.

Other than that, a waste of time.

") Still the fact remains that some fascinating stories can only be told from this particular historical situation -- Black people in America.

I thought the story was entertaining and believable and the actors all did a good job.

Very unlikable characters, high shool level of writing, surprisingly bad acting, and a story that is no story.

I am the type of movie viewer who looks at my watch whenever things get slow.

On the positive side the excellent performances by Brian Stokes Mitchell and Angela Bassett save this movie from total cliché.

Jumping the broom starts out slow, picks up a bit after half an hour when the location switches over to Martha's Vineyard but starts to fall flat just when things could get interesting and leads to a swiftly packaged formulaic and disappointing ending.

While there are some nice touches to the film, the ending is rather predictable and could've had a little more surprise to it.

"Church folk" in general can sometimes come across as very preachy, pretentious & unrealistic.

It has the perfectly matched Angela Bassett and Brian Mitchell Stokes (who are always worth watching) as the wealthy parents of the bride, Sabrina, and Loretta Devine (who is out to sabotage the entire endeavor) as the working class mother of the groom, Jason.

I saw the movie twice so I really enjoyed it and I can't wait to buy the DVD.

It was quite entertaining to follow the different love connections throughout the movie.

Paula Patton is simply stunning, and good for her for not playing cheaply with it.

I almost never choose a romantic comedy as my first choice, but this was such a well rounded movie, even I found it very enjoyable (as a guy) to go to.

The variety of significant characters who's profile was created well enough in early scenes to understand the subtle innuendos later in the movie made it even more engaging.


Set against the backdrop of a gorgeous Martha's Vineyard, all in all, it's a pretty enjoyable way to spend a couple of hours.

The movie has enough entertaining and funny moments that will provide satisfaction to your movie watching experience thanks to the award-winning cast for their great performances.

Overall, the film does have its entertaining moments.

It's an exciting movie, you never know what's going to happen, and it's fun.

Surprisingly entertaining and well-paced .

The Blythe character (Meagan Good) is little more than eye candy and her tryst with the chef was totally unnecessary and added nothing to the movie, the issues between the groom and his cousin are alluded to and then solved with a predictable punch to the jaw and then never mentioned again, the wooing of Shonda (Tasha Smith) by Sebastion (Romeo) was just plain creepy and unconvincing.

it happens once in a while, a group of like-minded people who needed an editor get together and swoon over each other's lines, shots, you name it; starts off from a very shaky footing, i,e, lets do the vineyard, the yacht, we break into french, we are fabulously wealthy on and on and on, except like the wiz and ease on down the road we'll make everyone black instead of white; it gets worse with stilted dialog trying to find some meat on the bones of the non=starting plot; how many times can you here the son tell his mother that he loves her, respects her, honors her, reveres her (zzzzz) except she is threatened by the riches and yachts and breaking into french and starts wrecking things; the other part of this is how ridiculous it is for IMDb to ins is on 10 lines of copy; the plot isnn't worth it and has been covered already, and when a movie is this bad you really don't need line after line telling you why

The cast was stunning and the location was smokin'.

Jumping the broom is a type of movie that avoids many of the typical and overused stuff of the genre yet provoke a fair degree of an enjoyable experience.

In the end, this was a very enjoyable movie, and definitely worth seeing.

The cast is talented and engaging and the script is original.

Entertaining but a little confusing to me.

I had the pleasure of seeing Jumping the Broom at for a sneak preview screening on May 1st and I totally enjoyed it.