Movie Reviews: The Best Man




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     Universal (1hr. 58min.)
      A writer's romantic novel cause a riff at a wedding he's attending of his best friend.
     Taye Diggs, Nia Long, Morris Chestnut, Harold Perrineau
Bottom Line:


     The Best Man is one of those rare films where everyone in the audience can identify with at least one of its characters. Leading the cast of a new generation of talented black actors, Taye Diggs (How Stella Got Her Grove Back) plays Chicago novelist Harper, a young first-time novelist whose sexual novel about college life "Unfinished Business," has just been accepted for Oprah Winfrey's book club.
     Harper's problems begin, however, when he arrives in New York to be the best man at the wedding of his best friend Lance (Morris Chestnut) and his fiance' Mia (Monica Calhoun). Once there he discovers that most of his former college friends, who are also there for the wedding, have already read the book and see themselves thinly disguised in its characters.
     Malcom D. Lee, Spike Lee's cousin, easily directs the flow of traffic and performances in The Best Man a smartly drawn and humorist look at kiss and don't tell.



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