Starring Regina King
How Stella Got Her Groove Back
Character: Vanessa
Directed by: Kevin Rodney Sullivan
Written by: Ronald Bass, Terry McMillan
Produced by: Deborah Schindler, Jennifer Ogden, Ronald Bass, Terry McMillan
Other cast: Angela Bassett, Taye Diggs, Whoopi Goldberg, Suzzanne Douglas
Release date: August 14, 1998
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Running time: 2h 4min

Unlucky-in-love stockbroker Stella jets to Jamaica with her gal pal Delilah for some fun in the sun. There, the 40-year-old working woman has an island fling with Winston -- a handsome 20-something. When it's time to return to California, Stella realizes that she's developed real feelings for her new man. But, with their distance from each other, not to mention their disparity in age, does a real relationship stand a chance?


• Sometimes you have to break the rules to free your heart.