Pretty much the minute the romantic comedy Jumping the Broom hit theaters earlier this year, I started getting emails from readers about the house. When I finally had a chance to see it myself, I understood why there was so much interest in it.
Paula Patton plays Sabrina, a bride-to-be who’s getting married at her parents’ waterfront mansion on Martha’s Vineyard. And what a mansion it is! Let’s take a look…
In this scene, T.D. Jakes (who was also one of the producers on the movie) meets with the couple as the minister who is going to marry them:
Set Decorator Brian Enman told MSN Lifestyle in an interview that the house was pretty much camera-ready when he got there: “The home was 90% there and very tastefully done.” He says he only had to add some additional artwork, accents, and greenery.
Angela Bassett plays Sabrina’s mom to chilly perfection.
I love Julie Bowen as Claire Dunphy on “Modern Family“ (pics of those houses here), but her character Amy the wedding planner in this movie was so irritating that I found myself cringing every time she was onscreen. I snapped this photo of her walking into the house because you could see the living room with the fireplace straight ahead.
When Jason’s mom, played by Loretta Devine, walks down the hall, we get to see the beautiful woodwork. Kind of odd how they hung the third framed photo (the ceiling is lower there, but it looks strange to me):
Mrs. Watson leads her guests into the living room:
The kitchen was shown mostly in close-up shots when it was crowded with people, so it was hard to get a good feel for the size of it. The silver tile backsplash really stood out against the stained wood cabinets:
The master bedroom is pretty plain, too, considering how much this couple (and their house) is worth:
The bride gets walked down the aisle by her dad (played by Brian Stokes Mitchell) in the backyard :
Jumping the Broom got mixed reviews, but hey, it had gorgeous actors, beautiful clothes, and a great house to look at–not to mention a happy ending. I always give movies points for things like that. Ha. What did you think of it?
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