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Film Review

‘Best Man’ sequel not perfect, but cast generates laughs

From left, Morris Chestnut, Taye Diggs, Harold Perrineau and Terrence Howard star in “The Best Man Holiday.” They play college friends who reunite years later over the Christmas holidays.
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From left, Morris Chestnut, Taye Diggs, Harold Perrineau and Terrence Howard star in “The Best Man Holiday.” They play college friends who reunite years later over the Christmas holidays.
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"The Best Man Holiday” is a most welcome sequel to the 1999 sleeper hit, “The Best Man,” about a tight-knit circle of black friends who gathered then for a wedding and now to spend Christmas together. Yes, it’s occasionally maudlin and melodramatic, and it’s entirely too long. But it’s also heartfelt and often downright hilarious, and shows off just how canny Malcolm D. Lee’s casting was all those years ago. Everybody’s paired up now. Pretty ...

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