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1995, 20th Century Fox, 124 min, USA, Dir: Forest Whitaker

The big screen adaptation of Terry McMillan’s best-selling novel follows four African-American women - played by Whitney Houston, Angela Bassett, Loretta Devine and Lela Rochon - whose friendship sustains them as they struggle with the men in their lives. A box office success and Image Award winner for Outstanding Motion Picture, WAITING TO EXHALE features a chart-topping soundtrack highlighted by Houston’s No.1 hit “Exhale (Shoop Shoop).”

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