The Best Man movie is a #CultureClassic romantic comedy-drama straight from the 90’s. The film is written and directed by Malcolm D. Lee. It was produced by 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks, with Lee’s cousin, Spike Lee, serving as producer. The film stars Taye Diggs and Nia Long alongside a plethora of great actors and also served as the bog screen debut of Regina Hall.
The film centers around a group of good looking, smart, and successful young black professionals. After writing a soon-to-be bestselling novel, writer and committed bachelor Harper Stewart (Taye Diggs) attempts to hide the fact that his racy new book is loosely based on the lives and loves of his tight-knit group of friends. Harper is set to be best man at his friend Lance’s (Morris Chestnut) wedding, and all his friends will be in attendance. When an advance copy of the book makes its way into the hands of his ex-flame, Jordan Armstrong (Nia Long), Harper attempts to keep it under wraps.
Some comedy and a whole lot of drama ensues. And with such a strong cast and a host of well-defined characters, The Best Man is an intelligent, funny romantic comedy that marked an impressive debut for writer/director Malcolm D. Lee. The film was made on a modest budget of $9 million dollars but went on to make over $34 mil (nearly four times as much as it cost to produce) and eventually spawned A Christmas-themed sequel, The Best Man Holiday.that released in 2013.
And like so many films from those days, the film’s soundtrack was fire as well. The soundtrack featured Beyonce, Maxwell, The Roots and more. It reached #2 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and #16 on the Billboard 200.
If you missed it, definitely go back and check out this #CultureClassic black film.
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