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.
"The Best Man Holiday"★ ★ ½
Starring: Taye Diggs, Morris Chestnut, Regina Hall, Sanaa Lathan, Nia Long, Terrence Howard, Harold Perrineau, Monica Calhoun
Directed by: Malcolm D. Lee
Other: A Universal Pictures release. Rated R for language, nudity and sexual situations. 109 minutes