If you’re an avid reader of BellaNaija, you must know how much we love weddings! In Africa, and indeed for our distant relatives – African-Americans – a wedding is not only the union of two people, but also of their families.
The movie Jumping The Broom brings the humour, heartbreak and warmth when two African-Americans, one lower class and one bougie (bourgeois) meet each other’s families for the first time right before their wedding. The couple of six months begins to question their decision to ‘jump the broom’ against a backdrop of family secrets.
How to Win:
Answer ONE of the following questions correctly. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name, answer and phone number. If you win, we will contact you for your address.
In Jumping The Broom, what French curse word did Sabrina’s mum, Mrs. Watson (played by Angela Bassett) call her husband’s perceived mistress?
In Jumping The Broom, what did the groom’s mum, Mrs. Taylor (played by Loretta Devine) do for a living?
Deadline: 5pm (Nigerian Time)/12 Noon (Eastern Time), Sunday, August 13, 2011.
So for our other readers who can’t win the DVD, don’t feel left out, you can always join in the fun in our comments section!
Do you dare share a Jumping The Broom story?
Any monster-in-law nightmares you heard about?
What are some tips for dealing with your relatives?
How would you manage if your family didn’t get along with your future in-laws?
UPDATE: Congratulations to our DVD winner: Notie Andrea Erhahon.
P.S. The answer to the second question was in the trailer. Mrs. Taylor (played by Loretta Devine)’s uniform was labelled ‘United States Postal Service’.
Thanks for playing!