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"Jumping the Broom" is a feature film comedy that begins when things go hilariously awry for two very different families that meet for the first time at a weekend wedding on Martha's Vineyard.

After a humiliating one night stand, fast-rising corporate lawyer Sabrina Watson (Paula Patton) vows to "save her cookies" until she gets married, and asks God to help her find Mr. Right. Then a chance meeting with promising young Wall Streeter Jason Taylor (Laz Alonso) becomes a whirlwind romance and Sabrina is sure she's found her soul mate. When she's offered a career-making transfer to China, Jason proposes to Sabrina despite having known each other for just six months.

But when Sabrina's well-educated, Old Money parents, Claudine (Angela Bassett) and Greg (Brian Stokes Mitchell), meet Jason's down-to-earth postal worker mom Pam (Loretta Devine) for the first time at the Watson estate on Martha's Vineyard, the gaping class divide raises hackles on both sides. And when Pam produces the broom that she and her late husband jumped over at their own wedding, Sabrina's offhand dismissal of the age-old tradition reinforces her future mother-in-law's belief that the Watsons think they are too good for the Taylors. The head-on collision of the two families causes a weekend filled with hilarious mayhem.

"Jumping the Broom" stars Angela Bassett ("Notorious," "Meet The Browns"), Paula Patton ("Precious," "Deja Vu"), Laz Alonso ("Just Wright," "Avatar"), Loretta Devine ("Death at a Funeral," "First Sunday"), Meagan Good ("Stomp the Yard"), Tasha Smith ("Couples Retreat," "Why Did I Get Married Too?"), Julie Bowen ("Modern Family"), Romeo Miller ("Honey"), DeRay Davis ("Old Dogs," "Semi-Pro"), Valarie Pettiford ("Why Did I Get Married Too?," "Stomp the Yard"), and Mike Epps ("The Hangover," "Resident Evil: Extinction").

TriStar Pictures' "Jumping the Broom" is directed, and co-produced, by Salim Akil ("The Game") in his feature film debut. The screenplay is by Elizabeth Hunter ("Beauty Shop") and Arlene Gibbs ("Traitor"), from a story by Elizabeth Hunter. T.D. Jakes ("Not Easily Broken"), Tracey E. Edmonds ("New in Town," "Good Luck Chuck"), Curtis Wallace ("Not Easily Broken"), Elizabeth Hunter and Glendon Palmer are the producers. The crew includes director of photography Anastas N. Michos, ASC ("After.life"), production designer Doug McCullough ("Ice Castles") and editor Terilyn A. Shropshire, A.C.E. ("The Secret Life of Bees"). Original music is by Edward Shearmur ("The Wolfman").


Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 108 mins.
Release Date: May 6, 2011
Tagline: Sometimes the only way to get past family drama ... is to jump right over it.
Distributor: TriStar Pictures
Production Company: Our Stories Films

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