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Waiting to Exhale

  • Drama
  • Comedy
  • 1995
  • Forest Whitaker
  • 118 mins
  • 15

Summary

Four successful women do a little female bonding while waiting for the men of their dreams to sweep them off their feet, discussing life, relationships - and the dearth of suitable potential partners. Drama, starring Whitney Houston, Angela Bassett, Lela Rochon, Loretta Devine, Wesley Snipes and Gregory Hines. Forest Whitaker made his directorial debut with this offering.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

No matter what problems confront the female quartet in this mellow drama, the most pressing concern always seems to be the shortage of good men. Like that woman's picture extraordinaire Thelma and Louise, it's directed by a man, but the crucial difference is that this crowd-pleasing melodrama marks the debut of Forest Whitaker. Consequently, there's a patronising tone of indulgence pervading the film that manifests itself in the smart one-liners, the minor triumphs designed to elicit high-fives among the audience and the tear-jerking feel-good of the finale. Expertly acted by a cast that includes Whitney Houston and Angela Bassett, this owes little to life and a bit too much to glossy magazine aspirations.

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Credits

Cast

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Savannah Whitney Houston
BernadineAngela Bassett
Gloria Loretta Devine
Robin Lela Rochon
MarvinGregory Hines
KennethDennis Haysbert
TroyMykelti Williamson
John SrMichael Beach

Crew

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DirectorForest Whitaker

Details

Released on
1996-01-26
Languages
English
Guidance
Contains swearing and sex scenes.
Available on
video
Formats
Colour

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