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Flawed but functional characters humanize rom com 'Best Man' sequel

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  • Quentin (Terrence Howard), left, Jordan (Nia Long) and her boyfriend (Eddie Cibrian) dine in a mansion in Malcolm D. Lee's "The Best Man Holiday."

    Quentin (Terrence Howard), left, Jordan (Nia Long) and her boyfriend (Eddie Cibrian) dine in a mansion in Malcolm D. Lee's "The Best Man Holiday."

 
 

Even if you missed Malcolm D. Lee's 1999 directorial debut and sleeper comedy "The Best Man," that shouldn't significantly blunt your understanding or appreciation of his tardy sequel "The Best Man Holiday." It only takes a few scenes to catch up with this community of African-American friends and lovers, even if you've never seen them before.

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