Movie Trailer of the Day: How Stella Got Her Groove Back

Next month marks the 20th anniversary of the theatrical release of How Stella Got Her Groove Back, director Kevin Rodney Sullivan‘s hit adaptation of Terry McMillan‘s best-selling novel. (She co-wrote the screenplay with Rain Man writer Ron Bass).

The film stars Angela Bassett as Stella, a successful and business-driven 42-year-old stockbroker living in California. Feeling the pressure of maintaining her career while raising her son, she decides to take a break and go on a lavish vacation to Jamaica with best friend Delilah (a scene-stealing Whoopi Goldberg).

Once there, she has everything she thought she knew about life and love upended when she meets Winston (Taye Diggs), a man half her age. As she begins a tentative romance with him, Stella re-evaluates what she really wants, embarking a journey to inner peace that will forever change her world.

This charming romantic dramedy continues to inspire two decades after its initial release, making it a contemporary classic. Here’s the film’s original theatrical trailer:

Check out the film and see if it helps you get your own groove back!