THE BEST MAN HOLIDAY boasts an all-star cast that would make any filmmaker jealous, with amazing actors like Taye Diggs, Nia Long, Morris Chestnut and Terrence Howard lending their considerable talents to tell a hilarious and heartwarming story of reuniting in the name of friendship.
To celebrate the Blu-ray and DVD release of The Best Man Holiday, I have a list of a few other movies that feature stellar ensemble casts. Check out the list below to see what films made the cut, and don’t forget to pick up your copy of The Best Man Holiday, available February 11th!
The Wood – Omar Epps, Richard T. Jones, and Taye Diggs star in this hilarious comedy about a group of friends who are trying to help Diggs’ character, Roland deal with cold feet on his wedding day. The on screen chemistry displayed by the group of friends makes for one of the funniest best-friend comedies in recent memory.
There’s Something About Mary – This movie was truly ahead of its time in terms of its raunchy, comedic style. The Farrelly brothers did an amazing job of putting their characters in hilarious, unforgettable scenarios (Frank & Beans anyone?). The extremely talented cast of Ben Stiller, Cameron Diaz, Matt Dillon, Chris Elliot, and even NFL superstar Brett Favre helped to make this an all-time comedy classic.
Bridesmaids – We couldn’t put this list together without mentioning the ladies. While all female, ensemble comedy casts are much too rare, Bridesmaids made instant superstars out of its cast members. Kirsten Wig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McClevon-Covey, Elli Kemper and Rebel Wilson star in this hilarious comedy about the bittersweet feeling that comes along with growing older, and finding happiness in the success of your lifelong friends.
Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy – This Adam McKay classic will go down as arguably the most quoted comedy film of all-time. Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell and David Koechner make up the Channel 6 News Team, and their on-camera chemistry gets even more hilarious when Christina Applegate is thrown into the mix. Stay classy!
The 40-Year-Old Virgin – Judd Apatow couldn’t have picked a better follow-up to Anchorman than his 2004 comedy hit, The 40 year Old Virgin. The film tells the story of Andy (Steve Carell) and his quest to lose his virginity. His accomplices for his mission include Paul Rudd, Romany Malco, and Seth Rogen. Other notable stars in the film include Catherine Keener, Elizabeth Banks, Leslie Mann, Kevin Hart, Jane Lynch and Kat Dennings. Sadly, there was no appearance by KELLY CLARKSON!
This Is The End – The cast listing for This Is The End is essentially a who’s-who of Hollywood. The comedy is unique in the sense that the actors essentially play themselves, in an end-of-the-world scenario. The Biblical Armageddon takes place during a party at James Franco’s house, and forces the group to do their best to survive numerous scenarios – including a possessed Jonah Hill and a seriously pissed off Emma Watson. The all-star cast also includes Seth Rogan, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Michael Cera, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Paul Rudd, Aziz Ansari, Channing Tatum, Rihanna, Kevin Hart, Martin Starr, Mindy Kaling, and Jason Segal.
Being a fan of The Best Man, I was excited to receive a copy of The Best Man Holiday on Blu-ray to review. It was the perfect chick-flick/ me-time movie to end my busy work week with. I just LOVE this cast, and enjoy seeing them together again on the same screen. I found the storyline to be just as good, if not better than the first installment. Being sucked into the characters real-life issues and feelings, the movie moved very fast for me. And I loved every funny and emotional minute of it.
If you are like me and enjoy a look behind the scenes The Best Man Holiday Blu-ray includes a nice list of bonus features.
- The Making of The Best Man Holiday: Join the cast and crew to find out how the characters, and the actors who play them, have evolved in the 14 years since the first film. Learn what it’s like for them to be working together again, as well as how “new kid on the block” Eddie Cibrian fits in, and what writer and director Malcolm D. Lee brings to the franchise.
- Alternate ending
- Smack Talk – Filming The Girl Fight Scene: Step into the ring to learn how the big fight scene was filmed. Hear from stars Regina Hall and Melissa De Sousa and writer/director/producer Malcolm D. Lee.
- Feature Commentary By writer/director/producer Malcolm D. Lee
- Deleted and Extended Scenes with Commentary by Lee
- Gag Reel
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FTC Disclosure: Free product was received for the purpose of this blog post. I was not asked or influenced to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are honest and my own. I really enjoyed both of these movies.