The Best Man

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The Best Man
The Best Man
  • R
  • 2h 0m
  • 1999
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Harper Stewart (Taye Diggs) is a commitment-shy writer and the best man at the wedding of Lance (Morris Chestnut) and Mia (Monica Calhoun). Unfortunately for Harper, the timing couldn't be worse. His new book is coming out and it chronicles his college life with his friends in a less than perfect light. The wedding party reunites college buddies Quentin (Terrence Howard), Murch (Harold Perrineau) and love interest Jordan (Nia Long). As the celebration weekend nears, scandalous secrets begin to reveal themselves... for better or for worse.

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Common Sense Says
Entertaining romantic drama ponders commitment, fidelity.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that The Best Man is a well-made romantic comedy that goes a bit deeper than most, tackling issues of fidelity, gender roles, double standards, and honesty. Race, for the most part is ignored, even though the cast is almost exclusively African American. There are some intense arguments, with a few that escalate into fistfights, and plenty of swearing (including the F-word and the N-word). Some people smoke and even more drink, especially at a raunchy bachelor party. There are several explicit discussions about sex, and some scenes feature women in lingerie, but there's no actual nudity.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy
  • Release Date:October 22, 1999
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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