Jumping The Broom - Angela Bassett, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Paula Patton, Laz Alonso, TD Jakes and Loretta Devine
Newlyweds Jason (Laz Alonso) and Sabrina (Paula Patton) lead the wedding party to the reception tent © 2011 TriStar Pictures

This collision of worlds comedy is directed by Salim Akil who previously directed the tv sitcoms The Game and also Girlfriends. The film is on release this weekend.

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A collision of worlds when two African-American families from divergent socioeconomic backgrounds get together one weekend in Martha’s Vineyard for a wedding.

Paula Patton and Laz Alonso play a couple on the verge of marriage. Problem is, Sabrina (Patton) comes from Old Money parents, Claudia and Greg (Angela Bassett, Brian Stokes Mitchell) and Jason (Alonso) was brought up by his down-to-earth single working mom, Pam (Loretta Devine).

When they all meet at Claudia’s estate on Martha’s Vineyard to plan the wedding, a gaping class divide threatens to destroy the nuptials and Sabrina and Jason’s relationship.

Directed by Salim Akil. Written by Elizabeth Hunter and Arlene Gibbs. Stars Angela Bassett, Paula Patton, Laz Alonso, Tasha Smith, Julie Bowen, Valarie Pettiford, Romeo Miller, DeRay Davis, Meagan Good and Mike Epps.

US and Canada release May 6, 2011
UK release June 10, 2011


Colin Davies

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