Jumping The Broom: A Fairly Enjoyable Take on Modern Romance
By: Da"Mon Guy
Jumping the Broom is a witty, drama-laced assemblage of Afro-American talent that incorporates a humorous aspect into a fairy tale like modern day romance. The movie is a contemporary fable that embellishes on the larger than life romantic desires of many of today’s female movie going audience. This idealistic undertaking is highlighted by an all star afro American cast featuring the likes of Angela Bassett (Green Lantern), Laz Alonzo (Fast & Furious), Paula Patton (Just Wright), Loretta Devine (Madea‘ Big Happy Family), Megan Good (The Unborn), Julie Bowen (Horrible Bosses), Tasha Smith (Why Did I Get Married Too), Mike Epps (Faster), Deray Davis (Life As We Know It), Valarie Pettiford (Why Did I Get Married Too), Pooch Hall (Stomp The Yard 2), Romeo “Lil Romeo” Miller ( and Gary Dourdan (Perfect Stranger).
Jumping the Broom implements a surreal approach to modern romance. It has a number of jocular moments that embellish on the differences between sexes, culture, and relationships. In addition, it’s filled with a number of subplots that enhance the realism of the movie. The movie questions the foundation of many relationships within a family. It is stocked with stereotypes of Afro-American characters but it pokes fun at them.