Charming, lovable and completely predictable, we loved this juicy bonbon of a film. Well-photographed in Martha's Vineyard, acted and directed with perfection, Patrik-Ian Polk's Noah's Arc: Jumping the Broom is a hit on all counts. And, yes we've seen this story before (3-Day Weekend, Love! Valour! Compassion!,) but not with Noah, Alex, Ricky and Chance....
Noah is marrying his longtime flame Wade, the formerly closeted screenwriter we met in Season One. To send them off, his buddies are throwing Noah a wonderful party at Wade's family vacation home on the gorgeous island of Martha's Vineyard. Deliciously femme Alex is whipping up a frenzy in the kitchen thanks to some mysterious pills. His boyfriend is at home minding their child and house. Slutty Ricky brings the cutest button of a date, who he abandons immediately in favor of a stranger in the shrubbery. Chance and Eddie are trying to work out the whole LTR/monogomy issue, with little success (or finesse). As if this is surprising, there is drama with each of these men that's guaranteed to keep your interest. Adding to fray there's a closeted rapper, a type-A movie exec and the police.
While you don't have to be a fan of "Noah's Arc" to enjoy this confection, it surely helps. If you do see the film and haven't seen the show, you'll be inspired to buy both sets. And we should mention that this film is far racier than the TV series ever was! As a long-time fan of the director, we're pleased to see Patrik moving back to film. Now if we could only get Punks on DVD, that would make our day. Lots of fun and completely charming, Noah's Arc: Jumping the Broom is a crowd-pleasing hit.
-- ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Scott Cranin
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