Waiting to Exhale
Starring: Whitney Houston,
Angela Bassett, etc.
Director: Forest Whitaker
Year of Release: 1995
Video Release Date: January 22, 2002
Feisty, independent and fiercely protective
of one another, four African American women form a communal
safety net as they cope with the various untrustworthy men
moving into and out of their lives. All four of them are waiting
for a relationship with a mate on whom they can rely. But
while they are thus “waiting to exhale” they find
they can lead fulfilling lives, nonetheless.
Notice how the four women learn to be okay
with themselves after they first “used” relationships
to feel good.
- Do you believe that something is wrong
with you as long as you are single?
- Can you see the women in Waiting to Exhale as a models and
acceptance and contentment in being single?
- Experiment with activities, projects, or hobbies that make
you feel good as a single person just as some of the characters
did in the movie.