How Stella Got Her Groove Back


2h 4m 1998

Brief Synopsis

Stella, a divorced Black woman in her 40s takes some time off work and travels to Jamaica while her son spends time with his father. While she is successful in her high-powered job, her love life is non-existant and her friend Delilah persuades her to take a rare vacation in order to relax. There she meets and falls in love with Winston, who is half her age. When Winston takes a time-consuming job, Stella returns home, only to discover she has lost her job. She returns to Jamaica, finding that Winston is in fact much richer than he has let on, but is then called to New York, where Delilah is ill. Winston follows her to New York and the two try to decide if their relationship can work.

Film Details

Also Known As
När Stella fick tillbaka lusten
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Adaptation
Comedy
Drama
Romance
Release Date
1998
Distribution Company
20th Century Fox Distribution
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA; Jamaica

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 4m

Synopsis

Stella, a divorced Black woman in her 40s takes some time off work and travels to Jamaica while her son spends time with his father. While she is successful in her high-powered job, her love life is non-existant and her friend Delilah persuades her to take a rare vacation in order to relax. There she meets and falls in love with Winston, who is half her age. When Winston takes a time-consuming job, Stella returns home, only to discover she has lost her job. She returns to Jamaica, finding that Winston is in fact much richer than he has let on, but is then called to New York, where Delilah is ill. Winston follows her to New York and the two try to decide if their relationship can work.

Crew

Oleta Adams

Song Performer

Pamela Alch

Script Supervisor

Angela Barnes

Assistant Director

Ron Bass

Executive Producer

Ron Bass

Screenplay

Guy Norman Bee

Steadicam Operator

Craig Berkey

Sound Editor

David Betancourt

Foley Mixer

Frankie Beverly

Song

Frankie Beverly

Song Performer

Rufus Blaq

Song Performer

Mary J. Blige

Song

Mary J. Blige

Song Performer

James Bolt

Rerecording

Tracy Bolt

Other

George Bowers

Editor

James Brown

Song Performer

James Brown

Song

Nat Brown

Song

Chris Buchinsky

Storyboard Artist

Richard Buckler

Special Effects Foreman

Cecile Burrowes

Casting

Donald Byrd

Song Performer

Ted Caplan

Foley

Ruth Carter

Costume Designer

Carrie Cashman

Foley Recordist

Russell Clark

Choreographer

H Clayton

Song

George Clinton Jr.

Song

P Todd Coe

Post-Production Supervisor

Bootsy Collins

Song

Michel Colombier

Music

Frank E Cummings

Other

Marc Dabe

Art Director

Steve Danton

Assistant Director

Karen M Davis

Wardrobe Supervisor

Moses Davis

Song

Sterfon Demings

Other

Don Devine

Camera Operator

Autry Dewalt

Song

Brent Dowe

Song

Jerry Duplessis

Song

Seth Edelstein

Assistant Director

Max Elliott

Song

Frank Farian

Song

Andrew Farriss

Song

Jene Fielder

Makeup

Dawn Fintor

Foley

Kevin Ford

Song

Kevin Ford

Song Performer

Victor Garber

Other

Kirk Gardner

Steadicam Operator

Jacqueline Gareave

Hair

Marvin Gaye

Song

Marvin Gaye

Song Performer

Judi Giovanni

Set Decorator

Tim Gomillion

Other

Mick Guzauski

Music

Marion Hall

Song

R Hammond

Song

Barbara Harris

Adr Voice Casting

James Harris

Song

Rick Hart

Rerecording

John Hartigan

Special Effects

Rupert Holmes

Song

Andrea Horta

Adr Editor

Dann Huff

Music

Michael Hutchence

Song

Victor Iorillo

Sound Editor

Jimmy Jam

Song

Wyclef Jean

Song

Wyclef Jean

Song Performer

Jeffrey Jur

Director Of Photography

Jeffrey Jur

Dp/Cinematographer

Chester Kaczenski

Production Designer

Bosco Kante

Song

Stanley Kastner

Rerecording

Diana King

Song Performer

Diana King

Song

Tom Kramer

Music Editor

David Kulczycki

Dialogue Editor

Richard Lannaman

Camera Operator

Edie Lehmann-boddicker

Other

Antoinette Levine

Location Manager

Lisa J Levine

Adr Editor

Terry Lewis

Song

David Lucarelli

Adr

Trevor Macnaughton

Song

Francine Maisler

Casting

Bob Marley

Song

Chris Mcgeary

Music Editor

Terry Mcmillan

Executive Producer

Terry Mcmillan

Screenplay

Terry Mcmillan

Source Material (From Novel)

Boyz Ii Men

Song Performer

Christian Minkler

Rerecording

Montez Monroe

Production Coordinator

Chante Moore

Song Performer

Gil Morales

Rerecording

Ralph Morrison

Other

Judy Murdock

Makeup

Andy Narell

Music

Me'shell Ndegeocello

Song Performer

Me'shell Ndegeocello

Song

David Norris

Camera Operator

Christopher S Nushawg

Set Designer

Jennifer Ogden

Executive Producer

Jennifer Ogden

Unit Production Manager

Eric Orbom

Set Designer

Peter I Packer

Location Manager

George Paine

Other

John Patitucci

Music

Eric Persing

Other

Maxi Priest

Song Performer

Joseph Regina

Makeup

George Reyam

Song

Charlene Richards

Adr Mixer

Alexander Richbourg

Song

John D Riley

Assistant Director

Christopher Rios

Song

Angelo Rivers

Animal Wrangler

Tracy Robinson

Song

Beresford Romeo

Song

Brenda Russell

Theme Lyrics

Deborah Schindler

Producer

Jeffrey Schindler

Music Conductor

Renata Schneuer-barnett

Script Supervisor

Paul Sokol

Other

Donald Sparks

Assistant Director

Alicia M Stevenson

Foley

Paul Stevenson

Foley

Laura Stuart

Production Coordinator

Nadine Sutherland

Song Performer

Donald Sylvester

Foley Editor

Natalie Thompson

Unit Production Manager

Susumu Tokunow

Sound Mixer

Julia Walker

Other

Caron Wheeler

Song

Caron Wheeler

Song Performer

Norman Whitfield

Song

Dwight Williams

Unit Production Manager

Ian A Williams

Assistant Director

Steven D Williams

Sound Editor

Little Stevie Wonder

Song Performer

Little Stevie Wonder

Song

Bernard Worrell

Song

James Q Wright

Song

Film Details

Also Known As
När Stella fick tillbaka lusten
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Adaptation
Comedy
Drama
Romance
Release Date
1998
Distribution Company
20th Century Fox Distribution
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA; Jamaica

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 4m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of three 1999 NAACP Image Awards, including Outstanding Film, Outstanding Actress (Angela Bassett) and Outstanding Supporting Actress (Whoopi Goldberg).

Released in United States 1998

Released in United States August 1998

Released in United States on Video January 5, 1999

Released in United States Summer August 14, 1998

Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (out of competition) August 27 - September 7, 1998.

Shown at Urbanworld Film Festival in New York City (Worldwide Plaza) August 5-9, 1998.

20th Century Fox has reportedly paid $1.5 million against $2 million for the screen rights to the latest novel from Terry McMillan ("Waiting to Exhale").

Feature acting debut for Taye Diggs.

Feature directorial debut for Kevin Rodney Sullivan.

Began shooting September 29, 1997.

Completed shooting December 17, 1997.

Screenwriter Ronald Bass will reportedly receive $2 million for this project.

Released in United States 1998 (Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (out of competition) August 27 - September 7, 1998.)

Released in United States on Video January 5, 1999

Released in United States August 1998 (Shown at Urbanworld Film Festival in New York City (Worldwide Plaza) August 5-9, 1998.)

Released in United States Summer August 14, 1998