Movie Review: Waiting to Exhale

Take a deep breath. Director Forest Whitaker is about to showcase the struggles and triumphs of a year in the life of four extraordinary women in Waiting to Exhale (B). Angela Bassett is the standout in the circle of friends as a woman who puts her dreams on hold for a man who disappoints her. Loretta Devine also gets a plucky role as one of her friends searching for love. With music by Bayface and a script adapted from Terry McMillan’s bestselling novel, it’s a fresh tale of empowerment.

I've reviewed films for more than 20 years. Current movie reviews of new theatrical releases and direct-to-video or streaming films are added weekly to the Silver Screen Capture movie news site. Many capsule critiques originally appeared in expanded form in my syndicated Lights Camera Reaction column.

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