DirectorKevin Rodney Sullivan Story byTerry McMillan CountryUnited States
Release dateAugust 14, 1998 (1998-08-14) Based onHow Stella Got Her Groove Back
by Terry McMillan WriterTerry McMillan (novel), Terry McMillan (screenplay), Ronald Bass (screenplay) ScreenplayTerry McMillan, Ronald Bass CastAngela Bassett (Stella Payne), Taye Diggs (Winston Shakespeare), Whoopi Goldberg (Delilah Abraham), Regina King (Vanessa), Suzzanne Douglas (Angela), Michael J. Pagan (Quincy Payne) Similar moviesThe Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, Darna, Vacation, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Youth, Alien
TaglineSometimes you have to break the rules to free your heart.
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How Stella Got Her Groove Back is a 1998 romantic comedy film directed by Kevin Rodney Sullivan, adapted from Terry McMillan's bestselling novel of the same title. The film stars Angela Bassett, Taye Diggs, Whoopi Goldberg, and Regina King. The original music score was composed by Michel Colombier.
Stella Payne is a very successful 40-year-old stockbroker raising her son, Quincy, and living in Marin County, California, who is persuaded by her best friend from college, Delilah Abraham, to take a well-deserved, first-class vacation to Montego Bay, Jamaica. As she soaks in the beauty of the island, she encounters a handsome young islander, Winston Shakespeare, who is twenty years younger. His pursuit of her turns into a blossoming romance that forces Stella to take personal inventory of her life and try to find a balance between her desire for love and companionship, and her responsibilities as a mother and corporate executive.
Angela Bassett as Stella Payne
Taye Diggs as Winston Shakespeare
Whoopi Goldberg as Delilah Abraham
Regina King as Vanessa
Suzzanne Douglas as Angela
Michael J. Pagan as Quincy Payne
Sicily as Chantel
Richard Lawson as Jack
Barry Shabaka Henley as Buddy
Lee Weaver as Nate
Glynn Turman as Dr. Shakespeare
Phyllis Yvonne Stickney as Mrs. Shakespeare
Denise Hunt as Ms. Thang
James Pickens, Jr. as Walter Payne
Carl Lumbly as Judge Spencer Boyle
Victor Garber (uncredited) as Isaac
The reception from critics was mixed. How Stella Got Her Groove Back currently holds a 48% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 48 reviews.
In its opening weekend, Stella grossed $11,318,919, ranking #2 in the domestic box office behind Saving Private Ryan's fourth weekend. The film would go on to gross $36,672,941 domestically and an additional $1,605,781 overseas for a worldwide total of $39,278,722. From an estimated $20 million budget, this can be considered a moderate success.
A soundtrack containing mostly R&B and reggae music was released on August 11, 1998, by MCA Records. It peaked at #8 on the Billboard 200 and #3 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and was certified gold on September 22, 1998.
1999 Acapulco Black Film Festival
Best Actress — Angela Bassett (won)
Best Actor — Taye Diggs (nominated)
Best Actress — Whoopi Goldberg (won)
Best Director — Kevin Rodney Sullivan (nominated)
Best Film (won)
Best Screenplay — Terry McMillan (nominated)
Best Soundtrack (won)
1999 NAACP Image Awards
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Motion Picture — Angela Bassett (won)
Outstanding Motion Picture (won)
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture — Whoopi Goldberg (won)
Outstanding Youth Actor/Actress — Michael J. Pagan (won)
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