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Hav Plenty (1997)

R | | Comedy | 19 June 1998 (USA)
Lee Plenty is an almost broke would-be novelist and Havilland Savage is rich and very beautiful woman and his friend. When she invites him to her home for New Year's Eve, they start to ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Scott Cherot Christopher Scott Cherot ... Lee Plenty
Chenoa Maxwell ... Havilland Savage
Tammi Katherine Jones Tammi Katherine Jones ... Caroline Gooden
Robinne Lee ... Leigh Darling
Hill Harper ... Michael Simmons
Reginald James ... Felix Darling
Kim Harris Kim Harris ... Bobby Montgomery
Betty Vaughn Betty Vaughn ... Grandma Moore
Margie St. Juste Margie St. Juste ... Alexandria Beaumont
Chuck Baron Chuck Baron ... Mr. Savage
Michelle Turner Michelle Turner ... Sylvia Savage
Paula Gene Reese Paula Gene Reese ... Evelyn
Wanda Candelario Wanda Candelario ... Girl in Gas Station
Robyn M. Greene Robyn M. Greene ... Dream Extra
Courtney Berlin Courtney Berlin ... Dream Extra
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Storyline

Lee Plenty is an almost broke would-be novelist and Havilland Savage is rich and very beautiful woman and his friend. When she invites him to her home for New Year's Eve, they start to build up a romance. Written by Anonymous

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The Sexy New Comedy From The Producers Of Soul Food See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 June 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Enas gabros gia treis See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$650,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,102,036, 21 June 1998, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,301,777, 26 July 1998
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| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The film is based on the true story of Chris Cherot's unrequited romance with Def Jam A&R executive Drew Dixon. See more »

Quotes

Lee Plenty: You know what they say, "No women; no cry."
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References Waiting to Exhale (1995) See more »

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Weak narrative but done with some wit and charm
9 April 2002 | by bob the mooSee all my reviews

Lee Plenty is house sitting for his friend Hav Savage. The pair have a frosty relationship but also have slight crushes on each other. When Hav invites Lee down to her parent's house in Washington for New Years eve he travels down but finds himself involved in the lives of all the women under that roof. Every time he tries to leave something comes up.

The plot of this film is a little vague to say the least – it is really based on real life so the rambling story can be excused. It even has a story within a story and finishes with a point that's hard to understand in context of the true story context. However that's not to say that it is without charm, despite not moving in one clear direction it is quite nice. The relationships between all the main characters are quite witty and involving – making the story good despite it's weakness.

The cats are generally good. I felt that Cherot did well as a writer and director but as an actor his performance wasn't good enough to carry the film. His mugging is quite irritating at times and makes it hard to believe that anyone would fall for his `charms'. In fairness he's not terrible but someone else could have done it better. Maxwell is frosty, sexy and vulnerable all at the same time and is really good in an initially unlikable character. Similarly her sister Leigh (played by Lee) is cute and does well with a complex role. The cameos in the movie within the movie are also quality but only really for laughs – Nia Long, Lauryn Hill, Mekhi Phiffer and TLC's Chilli.

Overall this struggles from a narrative that lacks direction and a lead star who maybe thinks he's funnier than he is. But the overall film is witty and charming, the cast are young and sexy and interesting and it's nice to see a black comedy that doesn't have the terrible Master P in it!


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