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Jumping the broom

Class differences play out at the altar
Paula Patton, Laz Alonso and Angela Bassett
Directed by Salim Akil

How few films are targeted toward a black audience? You only think about this question when watching such a film, like the eminently passable wedding movie "Jumping the Broom." When found, these movies can place a different spin on familiar family situations. The title refers to the ritual that slaves used to signify marriage and that has lasted to the modern age. The movies also create an ... more >