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The Taylors are a downtown working-class family, whose matriarch Pam Taylor (Loretta Devine) is very upset when her son Jason (Laz Alonso) announces that he is getting married to Sabrina Watson at the last minute. Sabrina, who belongs to the Watsons, an uptown rich family led by Claudine Watson (Creator/AngelaBassett), and just as upset as Pam when her daughter Sabrina announces the marriage at the last minute.

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The Taylors are a downtown working-class family, whose matriarch Pam Taylor (Loretta Devine) (Creator/LorettaDevine) is very upset when her son Jason (Laz Alonso) (Creator/LazAlonso) announces that he is getting married to Sabrina Watson (Creator/PaulaPatton) at the last minute. Sabrina, who belongs to the Watsons, an uptown rich family led by Claudine Watson (Creator/AngelaBassett), and just as upset as Pam when her daughter Sabrina announces the marriage at the last minute.


* PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy: Amanda is an awkward but downplayed example,as .

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* PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy: Amanda is an awkward but downplayed example,as .example,as she doesn't show much of the typical behaviors but does join in the Cupid shuffle at the end of the film.


The plot is about two African-American families who live on opposite sides of the social circle and have to get together for a marriage in Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts. The Taylors are a downtown working-class family, whose matriarch Pam Taylor (Loretta Devine) is very upset when her son Jason (Laz Alonso) announces that he is getting married to Sabrina Watson at the last minute. Sabrina, who belongs to the Watsons, an uptown rich family led by Claudine Watson (Creator/AngelaBassett), and just as upset as Pam when her daughter Sabrina announces the marriage at the last minute.

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The plot is about two African-American families who live on opposite sides of the social circle and have to get together for a marriage in Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts.Massachusetts.

The Taylors are a downtown working-class family, whose matriarch Pam Taylor (Loretta Devine) is very upset when her son Jason (Laz Alonso) announces that he is getting married to Sabrina Watson at the last minute. Sabrina, who belongs to the Watsons, an uptown rich family led by Claudine Watson (Creator/AngelaBassett), and just as upset as Pam when her daughter Sabrina announces the marriage at the last minute.



* CaliforniaDoubling: Despite taking place in Martha's Vineyard, the movie was filmed in Nova Scotia.



* CasanovaWannabe: Malcolm.
* DysfunctionalFamily: The Watsons.

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* CasanovaWannabe: Malcolm.
Malcolm tries to be this, though he's unsuccessful.
* DysfunctionalFamily: The Watsons.Watsons, for lack of a better term, as they



* FamilyRelationshipSwitcheroo[=/=]{{Nephewism}}: Sabrina's [[spoiler:aunt Geneva is actually her mother.]]



** The bride discovers [[spoiler: that her aunt is actually her mother]]
** The bride's mother suspects that her husband is having an affair. [[spoiler: The real problem in their marriage is not much better]]
** The two mothers develop an instant hatred of each other, and aren't afraid to show it.

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** The bride Sabrina discovers [[spoiler: that her aunt is actually her mother]]
** The bride's mother Her mother, Claudine, suspects that her husband is having an affair. [[spoiler: The real problem in their marriage is not much better]]
** The two mothers mothers, Claudine and Pam, develop an instant hatred of each other, and aren't afraid to show it.



*LawOfInverseFertility: This was brought up in argument between [[spoiler: Geneva and Claudine, with the former saying, "At least, I could get pregnant!", which earns her a slap from the latte]].



* LukeIAmYourFather: [[spoiler: Sabrina's aunt Geneva is actually her mother.]]



* TheMistress: [[spoiler: Completely and utterly subverted. Mr. Watson is shown to be with a woman in a car saying, "We need to tell her", and it is later revealed to be about their finances.]]
* MommasBoy: Jason, or at least his mother sees him as this. Which leads into. . .
* MyBelovedSmother: Insists on taking Jason home to be examined by his ''pediatrician'' after he incurs a minor injury while playing football. Later, Jason reveals the reason that he didn't introduce Sabrina to her is because he knew she would drive her away as she had done to other women in his life and finally puts his foot down and tells her that him getting married doesn't mean that he's leaving her.

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* TheMistress: [[spoiler: Completely and utterly subverted. Mr. Watson is shown to be with a woman in a car saying, "We need to tell her", and it is later revealed to be about their finances.]]
* MommasBoy: Jason, or at least his mother sees him as this. Which leads into. . .
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into...
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MyBelovedSmother: Insists When Pam on taking Jason home to be examined by his ''pediatrician'' after he incurs a minor injury while playing football. Later, Jason reveals the reason that he didn't introduce Sabrina to her is because he knew she would drive her away as she had done to other women in his life and finally puts his foot down and tells her that him getting married doesn't mean that he's leaving her.her.
*NiceGirl: Sarbrina is this and this is played for some drama, as [[spoiler: she wanted to meet Pam and see what she was like but Jason, knowing how his mother is like and how her actions have ended his previous relationships, told her not to]].



* ObnoxiousInLaws: The whole point of the movie.
* PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy: Amy.

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* ObnoxiousInLaws: The whole point of the movie.
movie, though Pam's clinginess is what sets her up to be this initially.
* PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy: Amy.Amanda is an awkward but downplayed example,as .


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*TeenPregnancy: Implied, as [[spoiler: Geneva tells Sabrina, "But I wasn't a woman, I was a child, and your grandmere knew that." when asked why the latter was raised by Claudine]].


* AllStarCast: Paula Patton, Angela Bassett, Creator/MeaganGood, Romeo


* AllStarCast: Paula Patton, Angela Bassett, MeaganGood, Romeo

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* AllStarCast: Paula Patton, Angela Bassett, MeaganGood, Creator/MeaganGood, Romeo


* EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench: Jason tells Sabrina to say something to her in French, and she says "Please don't be mad, but we can't have sex on our honeymoon because I'll be having my time of the month."

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* EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench: Jason tells Sabrina to say something to her him in French, and she says "Please don't be mad, but we can't have sex on our honeymoon because I'll be having my time of the month."

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* FamilyDisunion: This is probably one of the best examples.
** The bride discovers [[spoiler: that her aunt is actually her mother]]
** The bride's mother suspects that her husband is having an affair. [[spoiler: The real problem in their marriage is not much better]]
** The two mothers develop an instant hatred of each other, and aren't afraid to show it.


* {{Casanova}}: William Earl, who apparently has been married 3 times.

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* {{Casanova}}: TheCasanova: William Earl, who apparently has been married 3 times.


The plot is about two African-American families who live on opposite sides of the social circle and have to get together for a marriage in Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts. The Taylors are a downtown working-class family, whose matriarch Pam Taylor (Loretta Devine) is very upset when her son Jason (Laz Alonso) announces that he is getting married to Sabrina Watson at the last minute. Sabrina, who belongs to the Watsons, an uptown rich family led by Claudine Watson (Angela Bassett), and just as upset as Pam when her daughter Sabrina announces the marriage at the last minute.

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The plot is about two African-American families who live on opposite sides of the social circle and have to get together for a marriage in Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts. The Taylors are a downtown working-class family, whose matriarch Pam Taylor (Loretta Devine) is very upset when her son Jason (Laz Alonso) announces that he is getting married to Sabrina Watson at the last minute. Sabrina, who belongs to the Watsons, an uptown rich family led by Claudine Watson (Angela Bassett), (Creator/AngelaBassett), and just as upset as Pam when her daughter Sabrina announces the marriage at the last minute.


* GratituousFrench: Claudine, Geneva and Sabrina speak in French throughout the movie.In one scene Sabrina and Claudine start talking in French, and Shonda says "Are they trying to 'voulez-vous coucher avec moi ce soir' us?"

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* GratituousFrench: GratuitousFrench: Claudine, Geneva and Sabrina speak in French throughout the movie.In one scene Sabrina and Claudine start talking in French, and Shonda says "Are they trying to 'voulez-vous coucher avec moi ce soir' us?"


* EthnicMenialLabor: Inverted. Malcolm even comments on it, saying they must be rich if they're black and have white people working for them.

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* EthnicMenialLabor: Inverted. Malcolm even comments on it, saying they must be rich if they're black and have white people working for them. Played straight with their Jamaican maid.
* EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench: Jason tells Sabrina to say something to her in French, and she says "Please don't be mad, but we can't have sex on our honeymoon because I'll be having my time of the month."



* GratituousFrench: Claudine, Geneva and Sabrina speak in French throughout the movie.In one scene Sabrina and Claudine start talking in French, and Shonda says "Are they trying to 'voulez-vous coucher avec moi ce soir' us?"



* PrimalScene: Sabrina's parents catch the maid of honor with the chef.

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* PrimalScene: Sabrina's parents catch ParentsWalkInAtTheWorstTime: Happens in the scene with the maid of honor and the chef. They are making out while he cooks something, and then the food burns, setting off the fire alarm.
* RightWayWrongWayPair: Happens
with the chef.best man and Malcolm after Jason and Sabrina have an argument.


* CakeEater: Sebastian (who is 20), who goes after Shonda (who is somewhere in her 40s).


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* LikesOlderWomen: Sebastian (who is 20), who goes after Shonda (who is somewhere in her 40s).


* MommasBoy: Jason, or at least his mother sees him as this.

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* MommasBoy: Jason, or at least his mother sees him as this. Which leads into. . .
* MyBelovedSmother: Insists on taking Jason home to be examined by his ''pediatrician'' after he incurs a minor injury while playing football. Later, Jason reveals the reason that he didn't introduce Sabrina to her is because he knew she would drive her away as she had done to other women in his life and finally puts his foot down and tells her that him getting married doesn't mean that he's leaving her.

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