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Angela Bassett

How Stella Got Her Groove Back

Angela Bassett stars as a businesswoman who finds a new lease of life – and love – in Jamaica.

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USA 1998
Dir Kevin Rodney Sullivan
With Angela Bassett, Whoopi Goldberg, Regina King, Taye Diggs
Certificate 15
35mm collection print courtesy of the UCLA Film and Television Archive

When high-flying 40-something stockbroker Stella (Bassett) and her rebellious friend Delilah (Goldberg) take a lavish trip to Jamaica, an unlikely suitor, in the form of dashing young islander Winston Shakespeare (Diggs), sweeps Stella off her feet. Pleasure and panic prevail as Stella reconciles her impeccably structured corporate lifestyle and motherhood, with her passionate desire for her free-spirited, younger lover.


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