Waiting to Exhale [DVD] [1995]

  • SKU: 3604852
  • Release Date: 03/06/2001
  • Rating: R
Forest Whitaker's adaptation of Terry McMillan's Waiting to Exhale comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. Closed-captioned English soundtracks are rendered in both Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital Surround, and a French soundtrack has also been recorded in Dolby Digital Surround. English and Spanish subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include the original theatrical trailer. The film looks and sounds great, although 20th Century Fox could have done more with the extras on this release.
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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (9 out of 9)

Special Features


  • Widescreen format (Aspect ratio: 1.85:1)
  • Interactive menus
  • Scene selection
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Languages: English 5.1 surround; English Dolby® surround; French Dolby® surround
  • Subtitles: English; Spanish
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis


Waiting to Exhale
A surprise Hollywood hit, this film is based on the novel of the same name by Terry McMillan and centers on four well-to-do African-American women and their relationships with men and one another. All of them are "holding their breath" until the day they can feel comfortable in a committed relationship with a man. Robin (Lela Rochon) is the long-time mistress of Russell (Leon), who keeps reneging on his promise to leave his wife for her. She dumps him to find a man she can have to herself, but her dates with a reliable but unattractive business partner (Wendell Pierce) and a drug addict (Mykelti Williamson) send her back to Russell. Savannah (Whitney Houston) is a successful television producer who also believes that her married lover Kenneth (Dennis Haysbert) will leave his wife. Bernadine (Angela Bassett) is a wealthy woman who abandoned her own career to raise a family. Her husband is now leaving her to marry a white woman. Gloria (Loretta Devine) is a beauty salon owner and single mother raising a teenage son. After years alone, she falls in love with a new neighbor, Marvin (Gregory Hines). The women share their stories over lunches and conversations at Gloria's salon. ~ Michael Betzold, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Whitney Houston
    Whitney Houston - Savannah Jackson
  • Angela Bassett
    Angela Bassett - Bernadine Harris
  • Loretta Devine
    Loretta Devine - Gloria Johnson
  • Lela Rochon
    Lela Rochon - Robin Stokes
  • Gregory Hines
    Gregory Hines - Marvin



Customer rating

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100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Black Women's Liberation

    Posted
    Layz

    Okay I like this movie but why all the men, but two, had to be @$$&*!#$. I'm a black man, and was very offended that they would honestly tell the truth about some black man, but didn't talk about how dump some women are. But all and all, I like this movie because its so funny. I mean come on, for a proud black woman go to the extreme to burn her cheating husband's stuff because he was with a white woman, is just funny. The thick woman was so ashamed of her weight that she was willing to have relations with her ex that just told her that he is swinging on another tree. Veery funning stuff

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    good movie

    Posted
    lytncreamy

    There are so many times where I wish I could just burn somebodys car that hurt me or just beat the hell out of somebody, but I just had to exhale. Finally somebody made a movie about it to show women to just take a deep breath, because all that drama just isn't worth it. This movie's filled with great actresses/actors. Females: exhale.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great movie

    Posted
    Emac2
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    Can't go wrong with this fun and witty project. All actors were great. After watching many times, I recently noticed Kenya Moore in the movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Interesting movie

    Posted
    jophst
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    My other half loves this movie and wanted me to purchase for her. She still loves it even today!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of my all time favorite movies

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    Lovelocka
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    Every women in the movie was believable and had characteristic that I could relate to. I am glad they did not show all the men as dogs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this movie!

    Posted
    Maryjane89
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    Love this movie! Great price. In the beginning them girls was weak then they turned out to be strong in the end..

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Movie

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    MrsTPH
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    This is one of my favorite movies. I also bought the soundtrack.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Modern classic

    Posted
    Jonny87
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    Great film with some great stories. It is a "chick flick" but a good one.

    I would recommend this to a friend




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