12 Real Life “Waiting to Exhale” Moments

Before there was Sex in the City and Girlfriends four women: Savannah, Bernadine, Gloria and Robin were Waiting to Exhale. Bad relationships, bad sex and good friends carrying inevitable luggage thrown at them in life. Based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Terry McMillan, the film directed by Forest Whitaker debuted on December 22, 1995 grossing just over $81 million around the world.

A perfect mix of class and sass with great on-screen chemistry, the cast Whitney Houston, Lela Rochon, Loretta Devine and Angela Bassett, have by far gone down in history with one of the must-see Black films.

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And of course, the film wouldn’t be complete without its monster soundtrack.

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Twitter served up a hefty dose of nostalgia, sharing memorable lines from the film.

Ironically, my mother wouldn’t let me watch the film because it was rated “R”..who knew I’d be living a bit of each character in my early 20’s. Check out 12 reactions from the film that can very easily apply to real life.

12. When you see a sale but direct deposit hasn’t hit yet.

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11. How you want to respond when people argue #BlackLivesMatter.

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10. When IG bae likes one of your photos.

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9. Trolls stay mad, blowing up your mentions, but you not worried.

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8. When you want to stay home and watch your DVR but your friends drag you out the house.

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7. When Sallie Mae overdrafts your account.

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6. When you just got finished killing a set of squats in the gym.

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5. When your boss stay trying you.

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4. What you wish you could do to his car, but you not trying to catch an arson charge

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3. After you just watched a YouTube makeup tutorial and you’re all of a sudden an expert

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2. When you realize you shouldn’t have answered the “hey stranger” DM.

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1. When you realize you shouldn’t have answered the “hey big head” text.

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No matter what life throws your way, turn on some old school music, call the girls and exhale.

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