The new Columbia Pictures film 'Jumping the Broom' produced by Tracey Edmonds and Bishop T.D. Jakes is a romantic comedy that explores today's difficulty in abstaining from sex until marriage.

Bishop Jakes fuses religion and comedy to challenge the film's audiences to explore the option of abstinence before marriage.

The film asks the question how easy is it to abstain from sex until you jump the broom? And which guy would make you want to Jump The Broom?

Laz Alonso and Paula Patton play Jason Taylor and Sabrina Watson, a young couple who decide to spend the rest of their lives together in Holy matrimony. But when their two families from opposite ends of the tracks converge on Martha's Vineyard for their dream weekend wedding, problems crop up and threaten to derail the happy event.

After meeting with Bishop Jakes for a counseling session, Taylor makes the decision to abstain from sex until his marriage to Watson.

In addition to abstaining from sex, Watson has to deal with her parents (played by Angela Bassett and Brian Stokes Mitchell) who have problems in their own marriage and appear on the brink of divorce.

And Taylor faces pressure from his friends who scoff at the idea of abstaining from sex until marriage.

'Jumping The Broom' also stars Mike Epps, Loretta Devine, Meagan Good, Tasha Smith, DeRay Davis, Julie Bowen, Romeo Miller, Gary Dourdan, Pooch Hall, and Valarie Pettiford.

'Jumping The Broom' opens everywhere on May 6, 2011.

Promotional consideration provided by Columbus Pictures

  • yvonne79

    Morning all!

    Seems like a feel good movie and I support those. Regarding which guy would make me want to jump the broom.....none! Maybe it's just a phase but Ino longer have the desire to get married. Sue me! :shrug:

  • Tink Tink

    ^^^ That's because you haven't met Tink Tink :coffee:

    Good Morning

  • Mr.BluPhi

    Angela looks good. She seems more feminine in the face.

    I can take or leave this movie. I'll support because its an all black cast.

  • iscream

    I will be going to support this movie. I hope they don't disappoint me.

  • bnatural

    iscream says:

    I will be going to support this movie. I hope they don’t disappoint me
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    What she said...

  • ryand91

    That damn Laz Alonso, umph umph umph. I will watch anything with him in it. But overall this movie looks decent predictable but decent.

  • rockstar

    I'll go see it. It seems more dignified than a Tyler Perry movie to me.

  • yvonne79

    @Tink Tink: You could be right! :wink:

  • rjk8

    Sounds like a movie with character depth instead of these bland black white good bad monolithic black characters we're used to seeing.

  • Bigbadwolf

    I'll support it, like ry said, looks predictable, but decent.

  • Trucie

    TD Jakes has the right idea about making good wholesome black films. Maybe he should have a talk with Tyler Perry because trust I won't ever be paying to see another one of his movies ever. Shyyyyit!

  • http://absurdvanity.com AbsurdVanity

    This doesn't seem like something I'd be into but it's great to see an all black cast :yes:

  • Thetruth32

    Good Morning!!! I will go see it. One movie I won't see is Tyler Perry . YOU CAN"T MAKE ALL YOUR PLAYS INTO MOVIES. The trailers don't even look good.

  • CFREE

    I'm sure i'll go see this one Sunday when Im bored :yawn:

    Morning Folks! :waves:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TTFpzMTVxM Ace

    Morning :coffee:

  • http://twitter.com/eastpointvet eastpointvet

    basically all romantic comedies predictable but it looks like it can be decent

  • Daisy

    I know a few ppl who saw the movie already they all loved it and said it was cute

    I always said I wanted to marry vs burn. I didn't know abstaining would be looked at in this movie #Iapprove :lol:

    Derek Luke makes me wanna jump the broom but he is already taken

  • jazzyiest

    Thetruth32 says:

    Good Morning!!! I will go see it. One movie I won’t see is Tyler Perry . YOU CAN”T MAKE ALL YOUR PLAYS INTO MOVIES. The trailers don’t even look good.

    ________________________________________________________________________

    :lol: What about that part in the trailer where Teyana Taylor is sayin "Byyyyrrrooonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!" What the hell is all of that about?

  • jazzyiest

    @ Ace

    Is that Chester the Cheetah?!?!? Throwback Thursday's huh? :lol:

  • http://twitter.com/_imOther_ Mamacita

    It looks like it will be a cute movie. I want to see it. I like the abstinence angle.

  • http://youtu.be/YKlCEUngHB0 kingstonn

    can i say i actually want to go see this?
    and like i said before, even more because tyler perry was NOWHERE near it.

  • Daisy

    The Notebook is my fav YT chick flick/romantic movie

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOnqjkJTMaA ALBoy

    I like the notebook too :coffee:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TTFpzMTVxM Ace

    @Jazi..

    Yea thats dat nicca...the new Chester Cheetah is a cool SOB.....

  • http://youtu.be/YKlCEUngHB0 kingstonn

    @ daisy
    that movie makes me bawl like a damn baby every single time... :cry:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOnqjkJTMaA ALBoy

    @ Jazzy whats up baby?
    @ Kingston is that a milk shake? :coffee:

  • candibfly

    seems like this storyline has been done before A LOT, but it kinda looks like a cute movie, i would go see it (if someone else paid, i don't like paying $10 for movie) or wait til it's on redbox :yes:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOnqjkJTMaA ALBoy

    @ candi I'll take you I have a coupon for 2 tickets popcorn 2 drinks matinee special for $10 and I get a mil discount let do it :coffee:

  • candibfly

    @al where did u find this deal? why did i read quickly and thought u said 2 martinis?! :yahoo:

  • lola773

    I try to support most black films. Especially b4 noon when the price is $5. :yahoo:

  • Tyzgurl

    Morning All!

    :cosign: with Rockstar, Trucie, and Thetruth32.....

    I have never paid money to go see Tyler Perry's films. I despise the plays (all that dayum sangin), and the movies are the same story with different characters with Medea thrown in. I usually borrow someone's bootleg copy. I won't even spend the $1 at Redbox or Blockbuster Express for that shyt!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7NTYeRg5Dg&feature=related TinkTink Juggernaut

    seems like this storyline has been done before A LOT, but it kinda looks like a cute movie, i would go see it (if someone else paid, i don’t like paying $10 for movie) or wait til it’s on redbox
    ____________________________________________________________
    You got a student ID I gotchu, but it will have to be Tuesday ($1 popcorn/drink)

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7NTYeRg5Dg&feature=related TinkTink Juggernaut

    :blink: awaiting moderation....

  • Daisy

    This movie opens May 6th not 8th

    I go to movies before 12 on Sun and pay 5 bucks at AMC Southlake :yes:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOnqjkJTMaA ALBoy

    @ Candi you know I scower the earth in search of coupons. I want a coupon for a pick up truck I'll let you know when I find one :coffee:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOnqjkJTMaA ALBoy

    @ Candi you know I scower the earth in search of coupons. I want a coupon for a pick up truck I'll let you know when I find one :coffee:

  • Dawn Sheen

    abstaining from sex until marriag
    __________

    Is it possible to abstain from sex before marriage? Are you supposed to abstain while dating period?

  • candibfly

    if u come across a coupon to relieve all my student loan debt let me know :coffee:

  • http://youtu.be/YKlCEUngHB0 kingstonn

    @ al
    you know it's not. :lol:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOnqjkJTMaA ALBoy

    @ Kingston Im still gone look anyway :lol: I need that and one to pay off a house for like%50 off or something :yes:

  • http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/profile.php?ref=profile&id=1335451522 therapist1911

    I'll be sgoing to see this movie and Tyler's movie.

    Ummmmm $5.00 matinees??? Sheesh they $9.00 here in DC/MD

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOnqjkJTMaA ALBoy

    I meant @ Candi^^^

    @Kingston :lol: I was just asking

  • http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/profile.php?ref=profile&id=1335451522 therapist1911

    @Daisy yeah it opens May 6. The day before my bday and Mother's Day weekend. I already have my date......My mother!!!

  • http://youtu.be/YKlCEUngHB0 kingstonn

    @ al
    mhmmmm. :wink: i can't look at doughnuts the same anymore cause of you. sigh.

  • candibfly

    therapist early shows are like $9 in chinatown, u need to branch out and go to MD or something, there are $5 early shows other places

  • AWESOME ARSENAL

    I'll wait till it's on cable and I walk in while someone else is watching it...

  • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco aka Hippie

    Awww Sandra that was a cute question :coffee:

    I will support this movie!

    Happy Friday (Thursday)

  • mirsmommy

    Good Morning :waves:

    I think I may go see it.

    @Choco-latte, can you buy me four pairs of shoes that I just saw online???? Please??? :pray:

  • http://youtu.be/YKlCEUngHB0 kingstonn

    :lol: @ awesome.
    that's how I saw the weirdness that was Black Swan. :(

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfxTsn3fvqw TinkTink Juggernaut

    Sandra is holding my comments captive :cry:

  • candibfly

    there's a :newpost:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfxTsn3fvqw TinkTink Juggernaut

    And which guy would make you want to Jump The Broom?

    BILL GATES :coffee:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFgGdkC6hJc&NR=1 YSoSerious

    Love Angela Bassett but I have no desire to see this. Rom-Coms are not my thing. :shrugs:

    Morning and chit. :coffee:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOnqjkJTMaA ALBoy

    @ Kingston Ace actually made the Krispy Kreme comment :lol:

  • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco aka Hippie

    @MIRS
    Im sawwwy booo but you know damn well I got my own weakness for shoes - I couldn't bear the thought of buying them for someone else :lol:

  • mirsmommy

    Choco aka Hippie says:

    @MIRS
    Im sawwwy booo but you know damn well I got my own weakness for shoes – I couldn’t bear the thought of buying them for someone else
    __________________

    :wail: You are soooooo mean.

  • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco aka Hippie

    :argue: @ MIRS I knew it I knew you would use that word against me :grin:

  • AprilRain

    Good Morning, Happy Holy Thur everyone :)
    Angela is my favorite actress so I will be watching. Plus Romeo's in it! :hump: I'm not that much older than him..ok, a lil :ashamed:

  • Peachizz

    Angela B is such a classy lady!!!

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    Daisy says:

    This movie opens May 6th not 8th
    _________________

    It opens on Mother's Day which is May 8 this year. :yes:

    Nevermind, you're right

  • GirlOnGirln’

    at first glance i thought angela basset was mya from girlfriends *shrugs*

  • GottaBigOne

    Indeed!

    Ms. Angela Bassett who in my non-humble opinion is one of the BEST actresses out there who is SO underrated looks more and more Beautiful every time we see her!

    GET IT, AB!!!

    GBO

  • West Coast Chick

    TinkTink Juggernaut says:

    And which guy would make you want to Jump The Broom?

    BILL GATES

    _________________________

    :lol: ya dig!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfxTsn3fvqw TinkTink Juggernaut

    TinkTink Juggernaut says:

    And which guy would make you want to Jump The Broom?

    BILL GATES :coffee:

    _________________________

    :lol: ya dig!

    ________________________
    Don't judge me, but I prob would do gay for pay for me and mines to be setup for life and there would have to be a confidentiality agreement as well :ashamed:

  • newscutey

    Did Ms. Bassett have some work done? She looks good, not to say it's b/c of plastic surgery but I almost didn't recognized her.

  • !*LaKErCHiC@*!

    good morning sr fam :waves: ITS FRIIIIIDAY!! :party: SOMEBODY GET THE DJ A DRAAAAANK!! :yahoo:

  • AWESOME ARSENAL

    Am I the only one that had to work today? :mad: