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Cast: Stacey Dash, Terrell Owens, Reagan Gomez-Preston, Meagan Good, Essence Atkins, Jason Weaver, Hosea Chanchez, Keith Robinson, Tatyana Ali, Persia White, Christian Keyes, Stacy Keibler
A group of college friends are reunited after the death of a larger-than-life friend. Little do they know, a will was left behind. The will says each of his nine remaining college friends will receive a large sum of money, if they can stay in his mansion together for one week without leaving. If one of them leaves, they all forfeit the money. Soon, craziness ensues as there is a reason these "friends" haven’t kept in touch in a decade. Scandals, jealousy, and skeletons in the closet all come out over the course of the week, jeopardizing everyone’s inheritance.
When nine friends from college get a phone call saying their friend has died they all drop what they are doing and head to the funeral. None of them have been close since their college days for numerous reasons including cheating, lying and just about anything else you can think of. After they all arrive they are told to listen to an audio tape from their dead friend, it seems he was good a two things, one was getting the group together and keeping the peace and they other was he knew how to make money. In the recording he tells them they all have a piece of his fortune coming if they can stay at the mansion the entire weekend but if one person leaves they all lose the money.
These friends make for a mix of characters, you have a sports writer (Datari Turner); his paralegal ex (Stacey Dash), now engaged to a journeyman pro baller (Terrell Owens); a has-been rapper (Hosea Chanchez) and actress (Persia White); a vain male model (Christian Keyes); a porn director (Jason Weaver) with higher artistic aims; a would-be author but mostly groupie (Stacy Keibler); a well-off ad exec (Wesley Jonathan); and a busybody hairdresser (Reagan Gomez). So each has their problems both past and present and their past collides as the weekend goes on. The film is a bit similar to "The Big Chill" but of course it doesn't rank as high story wise or acting wise for that matter. Still this was a pretty decent film with a mix of drama and comedy. The cast did a great job, I was impressed with Terrell Owens considering this was his acting debut.
All things considered this is a decent drama/comedy with a good cast and some interesting characters and situations. If you like this type of ensemble piece then I suggest checking this one out. I laughed several times during the film and and enjoyed the drama as well, the story keeps you engaged and entertained till the very end.
The DVD comes with Special Features that include:
Keith Robinson Music Video
Released by Image Entertainment
*** Out Of *****