The Best Man Holiday

It’s not uncommon, of course, for a film to deal with old friends who have fallen out with each other and must learn to get along. Nor is it out of the ordinary to see stories of marriages on the rocks, families with financial struggles, and secrets waiting to come to light. To do all of this, though, and deal with faith, to boot? What would be a recipe for disaster in the hands of most so-called Christian film companies is a runaway success in “The Best Man Holiday.”

Lance Sullivan (played by Morris Chestnut) is a big-time NFL star whose wife Mia (spoiler alert!) has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. Harper Stewart (Taye Diggs) is a broke author in need of the funds he could get by writing a bio of Sullivan, his famous former best friend.