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Format: DVD
Sku: 203328520
UPC: 024543396659
UPC 14: 00024543396659
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Featuring Angela Bassett and Taye Diggs, the It's a Love Thang box set from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment contains three of steamiest, most romantic films of all time: BROWN SUGAR, HOW STELLA GOT HER GROOVE BACK, and WAITING TO EXHALE.

BROWN SUGAR: A hot ensemble cast featuring Taye Diggs, Sanaa Lathan, Queen Latifah and Mos Def shines in this romantic comedy about love and laughter in the world of hip-hop. Sydney (Lathan) and Dre (Diggs) are childhood friends who share a passion for music and an unsung love for each other. But when Dre marries the wrong woman, Sydney must make her move or risk losing her soulmate forever.

HOW STELLA GOT HER GROOVE BACK: Get ready to groove with this heartwarming comedy full of love and friendship, starring sexy Angela Bassett and comic superstar and Academy Award winner Whoopi Goldberg. Through good times and bad, Stella (Bassett) and Delilah (Goldberg) have always had each other. Now, Stella's so busy building a life that she's forgotten to really live. But Delilah is about to change all that. What starts as a quick trip to Jamaica, ends as an exhilarating voyage of self discovery as Stella learns to open her heart and find love -- even if it's with a man 20 years her junior. A captivating comedy that's sure to entertain, HOW STELLA GOT HER GROOVE BACK glows with warmth, humor and tenderness.

WAITING TO EXHALE: Whitney Houston and Angela Bassett star in this funny and touching film about four women who find strength through their rare and special relationship. Savannah, Bernadine, Robin and Gloria are all searching for the Real Thing: true love. Bernadine thought she had it, until her husband left her for another woman. Savannah and Robin are successful in business but their love lives are bankrupt. And divorcee Gloria is getting back in the game by flirting with her new, very eligible neighbor. Based on Terry McMillan's best-selling novel, and featuring the #1 smash hit "Exhale (Shoop Shoop)," WAITING TO EXHALE is the film you and your friends have been waiting for! Original score by Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds.

"[Brown] Delightful love story.  Carla Meyer, San Francisco Chronicle
"[Brown] Sweet. The pun is unavoidable. It's the only adjective that fully captures the flavor of the romantic comedy...  Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer
"[Waiting] ...humorous observations, irrefutable truths and good performances that make this movie worthwhile...  Christine James, Box Office Magazine
"[Waiting to Exhale] ...a glamorous, lush, romantic film.  Los Angeles Times
"[How Stella...] This movie delivers. Angela is a beauty of blazing talents, Whoopi is wonderful.  Rolling Stone
"[How] ...sexy and sassy. Angela and Whoopi give A+ performances...  WWOR-TV
"[Brown Sugar] Smart and consistently funny, with sharp performances.  J.R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"[Brown Sugar] Fresh, fast and right on righteous.  Northwest Cable News
"[How Stella...] Sexy and sassy. Angela and Whoopi give A+ performances!  Pat Collins, WWOR-TV
"[Waiting to Exhale] Angela Bassett as Bernadine ignites the screen like an acetylene torch.  Susan Wloszczyna, USA Today

Editor's Note
This triple feature contains the romantic dramas BROWN SUGAR, HOW STELLA GOT HER GROOVE BACK, and WAITING TO EXHALE. See individual titles for details.
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Video Features DVD, Sensormatic
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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Foxvideo
Video Release Date Release Date: 4/7/2009
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1995
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 2239667
Video UPC UPC: 00024543396659
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 3

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Anamorphic Widescreen/Widescreen/Standard  1.85:1/1.33:1 [4:3]
Cast & Crew
Video Cast Info Angela Bassett
Video Cast Info Gregory Hines
Video Cast Info Loretta Devine
Video Cast Info Mos Def
Video Cast Info Queen Latifah
Video Cast Info Regina King
Video Cast Info Sanaa Lathan
Video Cast Info Taye Diggs
Video Cast Info Whitney Houston
Video Cast Info Whoopi Goldberg
Video Cast Info Forest Whitaker - [Waiting] Director
Video Cast Info Kevin Rodney Sullivan - [How] Director
Video Cast Info Rick Famuyiwa - [Brown] Director

Awards


Nominee (2003)
   Video Award Name Grammy, Erykah Badu, et. al., [Brown] Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media
   Video Award Name Image Award, Brown Sugar, [Brown] Outstanding Motion Picture
   Video Award Name Image Award, Taye Diggs, [Brown] Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
   Video Award Name Image Award, Sanaa Lathan, [Brown] Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture

Winner (1999)
   Video Award Name Image Award, Angela Bassett, [How] Outstanding Lead Actress in a Motion Picture
   Video Award Name Image Award, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, [How] Outstanding Motion Picture
   Video Award Name Image Award, Whoopi Goldberg, [How] Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Nominee (1999)
   Video Award Name Image Award, Michael J. Pagan, [How] Outstanding Youth Actor/Actress

Winner (1996)
   Video Award Name Image Award, Angela Bassett, [Waiting] Outstanding Lead Actress in a Motion Picture
   Video Award Name Image Award, Loretta Devine, [Waiting] Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
   Video Award Name Image Award, Waiting to Exhale, [Waiting] Outstanding Soundtrack Album
   Video Award Name Image Award, Waiting to Exhale, [Waiting] Outstanding Motion Picture

Image Award (2003)
   Video Award Name Brown Sugar, Nominee, [Brown Sugar] Outstanding Motion Picture
   Video Award Name Queen Latifah, Nominee, [Brown Sugar] Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
   Video Award Name Sanaa Lathan, Nominee, [Brown Sugar] Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
   Video Award Name Taye Diggs, Nominee, [Brown Sugar] Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

Image Award (1999)
Video Award Name Angela Bassett, Winner, [How Stella...] Outstanding Lead Actress in a Motion Picture
Video Award Name How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Winner, [How Stella...] Outstanding Motion Picture
Video Award Name Whoopi Goldberg, Winner, [How Stella...] Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Image Award (1996)
Video Award Name Angela Bassett, Winner, [Waiting to Exhale] Outstanding Lead Actress in a Motion Picture

MTV Award (1996)
Video Award Name Brandy Norwood ("Sittin' Up In My Room"), Winner, [Waiting to Exhale] Best Movie Song

Image Award (1996)
Video Award Name Loretta Devine, Winner, [Waiting to Exhale] Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Video Award Name Waiting to Exhale, Winner, [Waiting to Exhale] Outstanding Motion Picture
Video Award Name Waiting to Exhale, Winner, [Waiting to Exhale] Outstanding Soundtrack Album

Professional Reviews

ReelViews 8 of 10
[How Stella...] You don't have to be an astute student of social trends to recognize that, when it comes to romance and age, American culture is characterized by a severe double standard. While it's perfectly acceptable for an older man to cavort with a much younger woman, if the genders are reversed, it comes close to being a scandal. That's why, on screen, Humphrey Bogart can be romantically linked with Ingrid Bergman (Casablanca), Harrison Ford can pair up with Julia Ormond (Sabrina) or Anne Heche (Six Days, Seven Nights), and Michael Douglas can be married to Gwyneth Paltrow (A Perfect Murder)...When a movie has its middle-aged male lead fall in love with a female co- star two decades his junior, it's so commonplace that it isn't interesting, and the age difference may not be mentioned. However, when the woman has the advantage of age, there are consequences. This is not just a motion picture convention; it's a reality of life. And, in How Stella Got Her Groove Back, a surprisingly low-key romantic melodrama adapted by Ron Bass and Terry McMillan from McMillan's novel, the issues that arise from such a May/September male/female pairing are sensitively and intelligently explored...Like the title, the film is a little too long. However, except for a few slow spots, it makes for an enjoyable two hours. Given the subject matter, it's not surprising that the marketing for How Stella Got Her Groove Back is aimed at the black female audience, but this movie can be enjoyed by members of both genders of any race. It isn't the kind of "chick flick" that will have men looking at their watches every five minutes. And perhaps those who see this film will become a fraction more open-minded about relationships where the partners' age difference bucks the cultural norm. As Stella shows, there are times when the vapid cuteness of a young nymph can't hold a candle to the practiced sensuality of a more mature woman. - James Berardinelli

Chicago Sun-Times 8 of 10
[Brown Sugar] She is the editor of an important music magazine. He produces hip-hop for a major label. They've been best friends since childhood, but never more than that, although they came close a few times. Now, as both approach 30, Dre (Taye Diggs) feels his career has lost its way. And Sidney (Sanaa Lathan) is working so hard she doesn't have time for romance..."Brown Sugar," which charts romantic passages in these lives, is a romantic comedy, yes, but one with characters who think and talk about their goals, and are working on hard decisions. For both Sidney and Dre, hip-hop music symbolizes a kind of perfect adolescent innocence, a purity they're trying to return to as more cynical adults..."Brown Sugar," advertised as a hip-hop comedy, is more like a slice of black professional life (there's not even an entire hip-hop song in the whole movie). Directed and co-written by Rick Famuyiwa, the movie returns to a world similar to his "The Wood" (1999), but the characters are deeper and more complex...Consider Reese, the Nicole Ari Parker character. In a less thoughtful movie, she'd be the shallow, bitchy life-wrecker. Here, she is blameless and basically reasonable: mad at Dre for quitting his job without talking it over with her, jealous of Sidney because she (correctly) suspects Sidney and Dre have always been in love but lied to themselves about it...There's a scene in "Brown Sugar" I never thought I'd see in a movie, where after Reese and Dre have a "final" fight, and in a more conventional film she would disappear forever from the screenplay, but here she returns to suggest counseling and says they need to work harder at their marriage. How many movie romances are that thoughtful about their characters? "Brown Sugar" may be pitching itself to the wrong audience. The ads promise: "The Rhythm ... the Beat ... the Love ... and You Don't Stop!" But it's not a musical and although it's sometimes a comedy, it's observant about its people. - Roger Ebert

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Product attributeActor:   Diggs,Taye
Product attributeLabel:   Fox Home Entertainment
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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