Review: ‘The Best Man Holiday’ overcomes sophomore jinx

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Terrance Howard has had a busy year!  ee Daniels’ “The Butler” and “Prisoners” were both summer box office hits and Howard played vital supporting roles in both movies. Howard’s character is true to his outspoken, wild-humored self and he raised the bar on the stirring trouble in the company of his college buddies.  

I was hesitant and skeptical to see this movie. After Tyler Perry’s “Why Did I Get Married Too,” I thought there was no hope for Black directors and their sequels. “Why Did I Get Married Too” had a dry plot and a surprise ending that was not conducive to movie’s sequence of events.  

“The Best Man Holiday” initially had the same feel but Director Malcolm D. Lee transformed the movie with a strong climax and it turned out to be a remarkably impressive movie.  
I found myself crying (‘cause y’all know I’m a softy) as some of the movie’s shocking moments hit close to home.

4 STARS:  The holiday season always emerges with some wonderful movies like “Home Alone” (1990), “This Christmas” (2007), and “Elf” (2003), and you can add “The Best Man Holiday” to the list.

The wait is officially over! “The Best Man Holiday” hits theatres this Friday, Nov. 15.