Actors: Angela Bassett, Whoopi Goldberg, Taye Diggs
|Review Summary and Plot Commentary about How Stella Got Her Groove Back|
|Stella (Bassett) is a 40 year old successful San Francisco stocker broker who goes on a vacation with a friend to the Bahamas. There she meets this guy name Winston (Diggs) who is 20 years old. She end up falling in love with this guy. But Stella has to return home to to her son and her job. When she gets home she start to miss winston, so she take her son and her niece to the bahamas where she meets up with Winston. There they decide Winston she come back home with them, but before they leave she goes to meet Winstons parent who disapproves of their son's relationship with an older woman.
When they get back home Stella and Winston have to deal with alot of criticism from Sella's family and friends. Stella and Winston go through alot of problems which is affecting their relationship. Winston want the relationship to work so he proposes to Stella.
--Courtney Williams , Resident Scholar
|Stella (played by Angela Bassett) is a 40-something single mother living in San Francisco. Stella is a successful stock broker who has accomplished a lot professionally but is still searching for Mr. Right. When Stella's best friend Delilah (Whoopie Goldberg) suggests a vacation to Jamaica, Stella seizes the opportunity to chill in paradise. As Delilah and Stella hit the night spots they are approached by numerous men looking to hook up while on vacation. None of the men are appealing to Stella. Until she meets the sexy and charming Winston Shakespeare. Winston and Stella share an instant bond, as well as an electric attraction. Problem is, Winston is only 20 years old. Despite Stella's initial hesitation she embarks on a fling with Winston. When Stella returns to San Francisco she realizes that she wants Winston in her life as a partner. Stella and Winston decide that he will relocate to San Francisco. Although Stella and Winston are in love, major differences crop up in their relationship, differences that could end their romance.
--Sandra Calhoune, Resident Scholar
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Time/era of movie:
Main Char. ethnic: (if not US Caucasian)
- much older/younger
- business executive
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- brunette (Black)
- (woman) long wavey
- (woman) ample bosom & buttocks
- (woman) average
Events of movie makes character more...
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
- hard edged
Sense of humor?
- Cynical sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- very athletic
Secondary Main Character
- brunette (Black)
- (man) very short/crewcut
- (man) short/standard straight
- (man) muscular
- buttocks and chest
How much in movie?
- general circumstances
- on vacation
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
Movie makes you feel...
- very happy
Sex/nudity in movie?
What kind of sex:
- actual description of sex
- seeing nude male butt
- Occasional swearing
If lots of song/dance...
- lot of dancing
Is this movie based on a
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