R | | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Stella is a highly successful, forty-something San Francisco stock broker who is persuaded by her colorful New York girlfriend Delilah to take a well deserved, first-class vacation to ... See full summary »
The movie was based on a book by Terry McMillan who wrote about her own life and marriage to Jamaican Jonathan Plummer in 1998. She was in her late 40s and he in his early 20s. In December 2004, Plummer told McMillan that he was gay and in March 2005, she filed for divorce. He essentially only married her so he could leave Jamaica and gain American citizenship.
So how old are you anyway, young man?
Winston Shakespeare: Well, I'll be 21 on my next birthday so I guess that makes me 20. And how old are you, young lady?
Stella Payne: 40.
Winston Shakespeare: No, truthfully.
When Winston is going to show Stella the room he made her for building furniture it is dark, but when Winston opens the door you can easily see that there is sunlight coming through the doorway.
$11,318,919 (USA) (16 August 1998)
$37,672,350 (USA) (10 January 1999)
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