Jumping the Broom

Synopsis: Two very different families converge on Martha's Vineyard one weekend for a wedding.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Salim Akil
Production: Sony Pictures
  3 wins & 13 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
112 min

Wow! Where did you come from?

You're beautiful, caring.

And don't get me started

about that sexy body.

You're the type of woman a man keeps.

And I know you're working later,

but, baby, I need to see you tonight.

Well, I wanna see you tonight, too.

Baby, can I call you right back?

Yeah. No, I promise.

All right, sexy. Yeah, I gotta go.

No, I promise, I promise.

All right, beautiful. Bye.


I gotta go. I just remembered

I have a 10:
00 o'clock photo shoot.

Oh, God, I did it again.

I gave up the cookie for a cute face,

nice body,

and some mediocre conversation.

I don't even think

he can spell "mediocre."

I promise, God, again,

that if you get me out of this situation

with some dignity...

Okay, just get me out of here.

I promise to only share my cookies

with my future husband.

No more of this.

And, God, because it's obvious

I don't know how to spot a human being,

could you please make it clear

who you want me to be with?

I mean, clear clear,

the kind of clear that...


-Oh, my God!

Oh, my God! Oh, no!

Are you okay? Oh, my God!

Sir, are you okay?

I am so sorry! I didn't see you.

I mean, you came out of nowhere.

I could've killed you. Do you know that?

I could've killed you! Are you okay?

You look okay, but you could be dying

of internal bleeding,

where people have concussions

and they think they're fine

and then they go to sleep

and then they never wake up.

You could be dying.

-Oh, my God, I killed you.

-I'm not dead. I'm alive.

Well, listen, my name is Sabrina Watson.

I have great insurance

and an excellent dry cleaner.

I even have a good enough job

to pay for dinner.

I clearly owe you, and you could have

whatever you want on the menu.

-Well, except for the cookie plate.


Sabrina Watson?


I'm fine.

God, did I say

how much I love your sense of humor?



My parents took me to see Carmen

when I was a little girl.

Back then, you know, all that mattered

to me was the music and the costumes.

But now, I realize it's all about love

and anger and how they're linked,

-but, ultimately...


Jason Taylor, you are full of surprises.

Babe, I have you to thank for it.

I mean, to think that I grew up

in this city

and all this time I had no idea...

Come on, let's go.

...that all this was available to us.

-I mean, opera?

-You liked it?

-I loved it.


But, babe, you can't tell the guys

about all the stuff we do.

They're still hazing me

about the picnic we had in Central Park.

-Okay, fine.

-You promise?

-Pinky swear.

-I trust you.

So, I hear the Peking Opera

is fantastic.

Supposedly, it's like nothing

you've ever seen before.


You got the offer.

It's cutting-edge IP law

and a 20% pay raise.


-Couldn't say no.

I understand. Congrats.

When would you start?

-Two months.

-Two months?

-So soon?


Wow. Two months.

Jason, I know we haven't been together

that long,

and I probably have no right to

ask you this, but I just feel like...

I don't know.

Do you think we could

try to make it work?

Babe, China is really far away.

-I don't know.

-There's the telephone

-and Internet and Skype, and...


And I'd be back every two months

for meetings.


I just... The long distance thing, I...

I don't know.

I don't... I don't believe in it.

So, what does that mean?

It means that you have a really

good opportunity in front of you,

and I'm not gonna stand

in the way of it.

Well, it sounds to me

like you made up your mind.

It was a fun night.

You're such a perfect lover

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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