How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998)

Director
Kevin Rodney Sullivan

Main cast
Angela Bassett; Taye Diggs; Whoopi Goldberg; Regina King; Suzzanne Douglas

Genres
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Description
Through good times and bad, Stella and Delilah have always had each other. Now, Stella's so busy building a life that she's forgotten how to really live. But Delilah is about to change all that. What starts as a quick trip to Jamaica, end as an exhilarating voyage of self discovery as Stella learns to open her heart and find love - even if it's with a man 20 years her junior.


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