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How Stella Got Her Groove Back

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Kevin Rodney Sullivan

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About the Movie

Stella (Angela Bassett) is a highly successful, forty-something San Francisco stock broker who is persuaded by her colorful New York girlfriend Delilah (Whoopi Goldberg) to take a well deserved, first-class vacation to Jamaica. As she soaks in the beauty of the island, she encounters a strapping, young islander, Winston Shakespeare (Taye Diggs). His pursuits for her turn into a hot and steamy romance that forces Stella to take personal inventory of her life and try to find a balance between her desire for love and companionship, and the responsibilities of mother and corporate executive.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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49%
  • Reviews Counted: 49
  • Fresh: 24
  • Rotten: 25
  • Average Rating: 5.4/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Ms. Bassett portrays this high-strung superwoman with such intensity that she makes her almost believable. – Stephen Holden, New York Times, Jul 16, 2008

Fresh: Delivers guilt-free escapism about pretty people having wicked-hot fun in pretty places. – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone, Nov 24, 2006

Rotten: I'm not denying that a 40-year- old woman might be self-conscious about going around with someone this young. But the subject isn't interesting or provocative enough to sustain an entire movie. – Ruthe Stein, San Francisco Chronicle, Jun 18, 2002

Rotten: I never felt Stella and Winston were on the same wavelength, that they could share their lives, that it would be a good idea for them to try. – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times, Jul 7, 2010

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Customer Reviews

BEST MOVIE FOR COUPLES!!!!

THIS MOVIE IS FREAKY AWESOME!!!! TAYE DIGGS IS SO SEXI WITH HIS SHIRT OFF!!!!! ANGELA HAS LOST ALOT OF WAIT AND SHE LOOKS GOOD. WHOPPI LOOKS DEADLY BUT SHOWS HER FUNNY SIDE IN THE BEGINNING OF THE MOVIE!!!!!! ALL AROUND ITS A GOOD MOVIE FOR COUPLES AND IF YOUR SINGLE!!!!!!

I'v seen it unlike almost the rest of the world

it was not a very good movie at all and the only reason i even watched half of it was because it was on cable and it was a terible movie take it from me because usally i like any kind of movie but this was not very good at all

still in love with Stella and Her Groove

it's been a few years since i've seen this flick and i still love it, Jamaica looks so beautiful makes it hard not to fall in love with it also.

How Stella Got Her Groove Back
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Romance
  • Released: 1998

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