Salim Akil, who's directed episodes of dramedy shows (Girlfriends, The Game) produced by his spouse (Mara Brock Akil), gets his first shot at a feature film, Jumping The Broom, with support from a group of notable names. The film has a recognizable plot often imitated, but rarely done right, in most love comedies: Two families with different backgrounds clash as lovers sandwiched in between try to stay loyal to their decision for marriage. In this case, Paula Patton (Déjà Vu, Precious) and Laz Alonso (Miracle at St. Anna, Avatar) play the couple, while Angela Bassett (Malcolm X, Notorious) and Loretta Devine (Waiting to Exhale, Boston Public) are the mothers. We’re not giggling and anticipating to pre-order tickets to see this, but we’re certain it’ll be a good choice to hold if it’s wifey’s turn on movie night. Plus, from the looks of its solid cast, who portray their respective roles with unforced charm, we think we can sit through this for an hour and a half (as we doze off to the stunning view of Patton hanging out in the Martha's Vineyard backdrop). Jumping The Broom opens on Mother’s Day weekend (May 6), so if your mom’s not cool with seeing Thor, don’t say we never foretold of a second option.