I was thinking that it is far fetched to believe that Whitney Houston (of all women!) would
have a hard time finding a good man to marry, and then I recalled that she is married
to/estranged from Bobby Brown. How does one of the most talented, successful women in
America end up with a man who can't seem to go a whole week without getting into trouble?
WAITING TO EXHALE follows the lives of four black women who deal with the day to day
details of life while looking for the one man who makes them sigh, gasp, exhale. This may
be a chick flick, but it isn't just a black chick flick. Is there a woman alive who hasn't
demanded an explanation from the Almighty about the losers that she keeps getting? While
Whitney Houston and Lela Rochon seem to have subordinate stories to those of Angela Bassett
and Loretta Devine, all four are humorous and vivid. WAITING is rated R for the sex scenes
that are more abundant than those in SHOWGIRLS.