The Perfect Holiday movie trailer - starring Queen Latifah, Morris Chestnut, Gabrielle Union, Faizon Love, Terence DaShon Howard, Katt Williams. Directed by Lance Rivera. Theatrical Release Date: 12/12/2007
In this upscale comedy, Jeffrey Tambor, (Arrested Development, The Hangover) takes rare starring role as famed stage director Harris Chappell who returns to New York looking to relaunch his Broadway career after a series of flops in Hollywood. Over a dinner at the fabled Theater Row hangout Frankie & Johnnies with an old flame, Didi (Melinda McGraw), and a struggling actor, Spencer (Jesse Plemons), the once-famous stage director becomes increasingly frantic as his efforts to raise financing for his comeback spiral out of control into a wild night of comic misadventure.
From Ice Cube, the star of such hits as Are We There Yet?, Are We Done Yet? and First Sunday, comes a feel-good family comedy, THE LONGSHOTS -- a hilarious and heartwarming story of the the first and only girl quarterback in Pop Warner football history. Curtis Plummer (Ice Cube) - a down-on-his-luck former high school football star - turns his niece, Jasmine (Keke Palmer from Akeelah & The Bee), into the quarterback of the local team, the Minden Browns, and gets his stride back when he becomes the team coach. With Curtis as their new leader and their pigtail-wearing star player, this team of misfits wins its way to the the Pop Warner Super Bowl and the small city of Minden, Illinois, is ignited with team spirit, town pride and the glory it once knew.
Harris Chappell is determined to reboot his career with a high-profile Broadway show. Trouble is, he has no idea what he's getting himself into.
Meeting Spencer is a contemporary comedy that plays like a screwball farce while spying on the lives and entanglements of a coterie of Broadway insiders during one fateful night in Manhattan. Famed director Harris Chappell (Jeffrey Tambor) plans to relaunch his Broadway career after suffering a humiliating series of flops in Hollywood. He arrives at Frankie & Johnnie's restaurant anxious to see his former flame Didi (Melinda McGraw) and meet a struggling young actor, Spencer West (Jesse Plemons), as a favor to an old friend. A night of revelry and revelations proceeds as Chappell encounters a series of unexpected roadblocks. As his plans for a triumphant comeback spiral wildly out of control, he not only must doubt whether his highly anticipated new play will ever see the light of day, but he must begin to question his own sanity as well.
During one fateful night at Frankie & Johnnie's steakhouse in Manhattan, famed (but fading) director Harris Chappell (Tambor) plans to re-launch his Broadway career after suffering a humiliating series of flops in Hollywood. In HD.
During one fateful night at Frankie & Johnnie's steakhouse in Manhattan, famed (but fading) director Harris Chappell plans to re-launch his Broadway career after suffering a humiliating series of flops in Hollywood. He is joined for dinner by his sardonic former flame Didi and a struggling young actor, Spencer. As his play's fortunes rise and fall in between each bite of his meal, Chappell begins to think he might be better off just going mad.
From Ice Cube, the star of such hits as "Barbershop," "Are We There Yet?" and "First Sunday," comes a family-fun film, "The Longshots." When Curtis Plummer (Ice Cube), a down on his luck former high school football star, takes the only job he can find – babysitting his misfit niece Jasmine (Keke Palmer), he discovers that she has the skills that once made him a great quarterback. The only place these two opposites get along is on the field, so Curtis is determined to turn Jasmine into the star of the local team, The Minden Browns, and get his own stride back by becoming the coach. The boys on the team don't want her but when this girl quarterback shows them she's got the skills, she'll turn their whole world upside down.
When Curtis Plummer (Ice Cube), a down on his luck former high school football star, takes the only job he can find - babysitting his misfit niece Jasmine (Keke Palmer), he discovers that she has the skills that once made him a great quarterback.
Joan goes to the school where Aaron used to teach in order to read a letter he sent to his former students. However, when Joan arrives, the students give her a hard time so Maya decides to use her street smarts to help Joan get through to the students.
Lynn gets upset when she learns that her record label is pushing back the release of her album to promote another artist, Chrisette Michele. When Lynn confronts the record label, they tell her they are concerned about how to market her because they feel she is not "black" enough. Meanwhile, at a doctor's appointment Monica decides she does not want to know the sex of the baby.
Maya and Darnell romanticize the idea of adopting until they attend a neighborhood group for people who have adopted children and are offered baby girl to adopt. Lynn reminds them that adopting is a big decision and encourages them to think about it for awhile.
Joan joins a support group for people who have relatives serving in Iraq, but is upset when she finds out they are not planning a holiday party due to financial restraints. Joan decides to turn the Christmas party she is throwing for her old firm into a fundraiser to raise money for her support group. Meanwhile, William pushes Christmas traditions on Monica, who isn't big on the holidays, and Maya and Darnell try to keep up with Lynn's extravagant gift giving.
When William begins to feel that he is not respected at work he considers leaving the firm, and Monica freaks out thinking that he won’t be able to support her and their new baby. Meanwhile, Maya is approached by a neighbor to write a column for the neighborhood newsletter, and Joan gets offended when Lynn doesn’t like her housewarming gift.
Lynn calls Joan, Maya and William old after realizing they never go out any more. They decide to prove Lynn wrong by joining her for a night on the town at a hot new club. Lynn runs into her recent fling Xander, who is still upset that she bailed on performing at a rally he organized. Meanwhile, Joan, Maya and William try to fit in with the young crowd, but become exhausted while trying to keep up.
At a gathering to celebrate William and Monica's pregnancy, Maya makes a joke that the baby is hers. Worried that Maya is having trouble dealing with the loss of their baby, Darnell confronts Maya and learns that she has been taking pills to help her cope.
Joan is convinced that Maya is not coping with the recent loss of her baby, and decides a little retail therapy will help her recover. While shopping Maya finds out it is really Joan who needs the therapy when she has a breakdown about Aaron being away in Iraq. Later, when Monica tells William that she is pregnant, his response is less than she desired.
When Lynn meets Xander, a cute student at UCLA, he asks her to perform at a rally raising awareness to save the environment. But when Lynn's manager gets her a gig at the House of Blues for the same day, she must decide where she will perform. Meanwhile, Maya gets upset when she hears Jabari use the "b" word, and Joan enlists William's help when she hears strange noises coming from her crawlspace.
In order to prevent Aaron from going to Iraq, Joan kidnaps him and takes him to Mexico. In Mexico, Aaron explains to Joan that he cannot run away from the war and suggests they get married before he leaves. Meanwhile, Maya finds marijuana hidden in the house and thinks its Jabari's, and Lynn gets a manager, but feels she cannot celebrate because of Joan and Aaron's situation.
When Joan buys an expensive new kitchen range for their new house, her fiance Aaron get upset that she spent money without discussing it with him. Later, after Joan and Aaron stop arguing, he receives news that his National Guard unit is being called to Iraq. Meanwhile, Lynn is enjoying her newfound success with her music career and begins to flaunt it.
Joan (Tracee Ellis Ross) unexpectedly proposes to Aaron (guest star Richard T. Jones), but when he stumbles on his response, Joan decides the relationship is over and walks away. Meanwhile Maya (Golden Brooks) and Darnell (Khalil Kain) find their dream house, but when Darnell gets a chance to buy the garage, he must decide which purchase to make. Later, Joan runs into her old boyfriend Brock (guest star Malik Yoba), who tells her he made a mistake by letting her go and announces his intention to marry her now. Joan agrees to go away with Brock for a weekend in Catalina, but Maya (Golden Brooks) and Lynn (Persia White) decide it’s time to intervene.