The Best Man Holiday Trailer

By Che Ereku

the-best-man-holidayAre you ready for a “holiday” HC? -And I’m not just talking about Queen Madonna’s eighties smash hit!- The trailer to the sequel of the 1999 romantic comedy, “The Best Man,” directed by Malcolm D. Lee, has arrived and it is packed with familiar faces and a new Greek god by the name of Eddie Cibrian who plays Brian McDaniels.

By the looks of the trailer, “The Best Man Holiday” is not going to pick up where the first film left off, but hopefully it will have a few flashbacks that will give some background on the characters relationship with one another as well as what may have transpired within the fourteen years of their lives. We all remember the trifling book that the character Harper Stewart, played by Taye Diggs, wrote that ignited the feud between him and his best friend, Lance Sullivan, played by Morris Chestnut. Hopefully, there will be another book or more skeletons trying to claw their way out of the closet.

Furthermore, fourteen years is a long time to not come out with a sequel to a film, which leads me to my next question, “Why the long wait?” There are obvious factors to consider such as (1) not having a distributor pick up the script, (2) certain actors probably asked for an increase in salary, or (3) the timing was not right. Whatever the reason may be, the trailer does make up for it since it looks entertaining and funny.

“The Best Man Holiday” stars some, if not all, actors of Black Hollywood like Taye Diggs, Nia Long, Terrence Howard, Harold Perrineau, Sanaa Lathan, Monica Calhoun and of course the sexy Morris Chestnut, and will be in theaters November 15, 2013.

Will you be heading to the theaters? I sure will be!