Jumping the Broom

Jumping the Broom
Jumping the Broom
  • PG-13
  • 1h 52m
  • 2011
Rotten57%
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Producers T. D. Jakes and Tracey E. Edmonds invite you to the marriage of Sabrina Watson (Paula Patton, Precious ) and Jason Taylor (Laz Alonso, Fast & Furious), who just might be the perfect couple. Unfortunately, their families are a perfect recipe for disaster. Mrs. Watson (Angela Bassett) has an upper-crust sensibility that matches her family’s Martha’s Vineyard estate, where Jason’s straight-out-of-Brooklyn mom (Loretta Devine) seems utterly out of place. When the families gather for Jason and Sabrina’s wedding, it becomes clear that each side has its traditions... and its secrets. When uptown meets downtown, the truth comes out – and only one question remains. Will this couple endure the hysterical and harrowing trials of love and finally jump the broom?0

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Rotten57%
Critics Consensus: Its heart is in the right place -- and so is its appealing cast -- but Jumping the Broom is ultimately too cliched and thinly written to recommend.
Reviews
Chicago Reader
Andrea Gronvall
Fresh

Class differences and family resentments add to the hubbub surrounding an African-American wedding...

June 22, 2017
New York Magazine/Vulture
Logan Hill
Rotten

"The comedy is as familiar as the ceremony at a cookie-cutter wedding factory: Much feels old or b...

June 22, 2017
Denver Post
Lisa Kennedy
Fresh

"Jumping the Broom" combines tried-and-true oil-water class tensions with the challenges of modern...

March 1, 2019
Detroit News
Adam Graham
Rotten

It's fun at times, if a bit over-dramatic and a lot over-the-top. But by the end, you're ready for...

June 22, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Sweet, funny wedding comedy is a good parent-and-teen pick.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this wedding comedy was produced by evangelical preacher TD Jakes. It includes some kissing and discussion of premarital sex/celibacy, but at heart it's an uplifting story about the importance of love, family, and tradition. There are a couple of shots of characters (both male and female) in their underwear, but the action is limited to a few sexy smooches. Language is mild for a PG-13 film, and there's no violence outside of a football match that leaves the groom flat on his back. Some of the issues -- classism within the African-American community, mothers who hate every woman their son brings home, teen mothers forced to give away their babies -- are a bit mature for younger audiences, but the movie could prompt discussion about romantic and family relationships.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy, Drama
  • Release Date:May 6, 2011
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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