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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The Cast of "The Best Man" Reunites for 12 Year Anniversary of Film Release

Recently, the cast of the 1999 hit movie "The Best Man" reunited to celebrate the twelve year anniversary of the film's release. Nia Long, Morris Chestnut, Sanaa Lathan, Taye Diggs, Terrence Howard, Harold Perrineau and the rest of the all-star cast met for a private soiree at BOA restaurant in West Hollywood.

The cast and director. From left:
Taye Diggs, Regina Hall, Sanaa Lathan, Harold Perrineau, Melissa De Sousa, Monica Calhoun, Director Malcolm Lee, Nia Long, Morris Chestnut and Terrence Howard

Sanaa, Nia and Regina posing pretty

Director Malcolm Lee had had this to say about the reunion:

"On Saturday, January 29th, the cast and the director of the 1999 film, The Best Man, which opened at #1 in the box-office, got together in West Hollywood for drinks and dinner to reminisce, catch up and discuss the future. It's hard to believe we all haven't been in the same space for over 12 years, but it was like we've seen each other everyday. It was a joy to reunite with the "Black Pack", one of the best casts ever assembled in my view. Judging from the laughs, conversation and smiles we'd all love to find a way to collaborate again. God willing it'll happen."

Find a way to collaborate again?!? Um, can you say The Best Man II?! I'm sure Lance and Mia would still be happily married (though I bet he'd have learned his lesson never to underestimate her again) with a few kids and a dog or two. Harper and Robin would be happily married. Harper would still be writing, but he'd have long since learned his lesson about writing about friends. Quentin and Shelby would be divorced, and fighting the whole time (a la Tasha Smith and Michael Jai White in "Why Did I Get Married). I don't know what would have become of Julian and Candy. The romantic in me would want them to be married, but the realist in me...who knows? And Miss Jordan...fly, fabulous Miss Jordan would be as fancy as ever, still doing her thing, and looking gorgeous while doing it!

I know I'd pay to see that sequel! I remember going to see "The Best Man" when I was a college freshman, and watching it on a weekly basis with my girls once it came out on tape (yes, tape). *Sigh* We need more movies like this!

*cues intro to Stevie Wonder's "As"...