Hav Plenty

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Overview

This bittersweet romantic comedy tosses a few screwball comedics into the path to true love. Impoverished, would-be novelist Lee Plenty Christopher Scott Cherot lives off his pals while hoping to score big some day soon. Then wealthy, beautiful Havilland Savage Chenoa Maxwell invites him to Washington, D.C., for a quiet New Year's Eve party at her affluent family's home -- where Lee becomes the focus of attention from every woman on the premises. Hav's grandmother Betty Vaughn, however, foresees that Hav and Lee ...
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Overview

This bittersweet romantic comedy tosses a few screwball comedics into the path to true love. Impoverished, would-be novelist Lee Plenty Christopher Scott Cherot lives off his pals while hoping to score big some day soon. Then wealthy, beautiful Havilland Savage Chenoa Maxwell invites him to Washington, D.C., for a quiet New Year's Eve party at her affluent family's home -- where Lee becomes the focus of attention from every woman on the premises. Hav's grandmother Betty Vaughn, however, foresees that Hav and Lee were destined for each other. Shown at the 1997 Toronto Film Festival.
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Editorial Reviews

Chicago Reader - Jonathan Rosenbaum
The eccentric tics in Hav Plenty begin with the title--which conflates the first name of heroine Havilland Savage (Chenoa Maxwell) and the last name of hero Lee Plenty (Cherot)...;the periodic sound of amplified heartbeats and perhaps thunder; a series of sudden and seemingly unmotivated pratfalls; Plenty addressing occasional asides to the camera and viewer; and a plot that's doggedly anticliché, flouting every expectation.... [O]ne thing that makes Hav Plenty fresh is the absence of overt attention paid to the characters' blackness; the class difference between Plenty and everyone else is more of an issue than the racial or cultural background of anyone. And Plenty, a passive and emotionally evasive intellectual without much glamour and only a modicum of wit, is an unlikely romantic hero, which only adds to the sense that the movie is proceeding by countercliché...
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/14/2011
  • UPC: 031398138594
  • Original Release: 1997
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  • Source: Miramax Lionsgate
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 2,612

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Chenoa Maxwell Havilland Savage
Christopher Scott Cherot Lee Plenty
Hill Harper Micahel Simmons
Tammi Katherine Jones Caroline Gooden
Betty Vaughn Grandma Moore
Robinne Lee Leigh Darling
Reginald James Felix Darling
Mekhi Phifer Harold
Technical Credits
Christopher Scott Cherot Director, Editor, Producer, Screenwriter
Damian Canelos Sound/Sound Designer
S.J. Cherot Executive Producer
Bridget D. Davis Executive Producer
Kerwin De Vonish Cinematographer
Kenneth Edmonds Executive Producer
Tracey E. Edmonds Executive Producer
J. Yahya Lyons Asst. Director
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Not to be missed!!!

    The fact that this is based on the writer/director's true experience only makes this film "mo better." The characters are real and well fleshed out which is a rarity for African-Americans in film. The music of Babyface keeps the vibe of the movie on key but all credit goes to Christopher Scott Cherot for taking an uncomfortable situation in his life and turning it into a funny, entertaining and engaging film.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great

    I like this movie because it not only portrays african americans as being successful, it is a love story which shows the attraction between two people and the pitfalls that they have went through. The title is a very unique one at that. Hav Plenty, which was composed of the 2 main characters names, also had a biblical meaning. It is a great movie, and I recommend you see it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A great addition to the film library.

    Hav Plenty is an unusual romantic comedy because its characters are not the ''Usual Suspects.'' The all Black cast of characters are complicated, intelligent and classy. Hav Plenty is a favorite of mine because it validates what I have known for years...African Americans are uniquely diverse; they are complex and sophisticated.

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