Bottom Line: Tries to jump nice and clean, but gets its shoe caught.
Directed by: Salim Akil
Starring: Angela Bassett, Laz Alonso, Paula Patton
Literally black comedy (though lacking in humor) about Sabrina (Paula Patton) and Jason (Laz Alonso). Sabrina is an uptown, rich, bilingual woman, whereas Jason is a lower class fellow from the ghetto area of Brooklyn. The two are planning their wedding, and a problem arises when Jason’s mother begins obsessing over jumping the broom, which the two had not at all planned on. Jumping the broom is a tradition at African-American weddings that traces black to the days of American Civil War and slavery. Similar to other traditions such as glass-breaking at a Jewish wedding, it gets its name because the wedding ends with the couple jumping over a broom and proceeding down the aisle.