Writer-director Malcolm Lee skips the politicking and proselytizing favored by his cousin Spike (who helped produce) for glossy, frothy soap opera in the tradition of WAITING TO EXHALE, a throwback to the slickly entertaining melodramas of
Hollywood's golden age. Harper (Taye Diggs), who's just sold his first novel, is going to New York for a reunion with his best college pals. The weekend will lead up to the wedding of God-fearing gridiron star Lance (Morris Chestnut) and angelic Mia (Monica Calhoun), who once worked on the school
paper with Harper. Harper, of course, is Lance's best man. Trouble is, Harper's novel is heavily autobiographical (when it's not deeply...