Release Date: 11/21/15; TV One
Running Time: 90 mins.
Studio: TV One
Director: Lance Kawas
Cast: Debbi Morgan (Alfreda Royal), Vivica A. Fox (Mona Levi), Richard Lawson (Leighton Royal), Tichina Arnold (Chivonne Price), Romeo Miller (Phillip “Flip” Royal), Ricky Harris (Nelson Royal), Eric Myrick, III (Austin Royal), Chelsea Tavaras (Kelsey Royal), Taquilla Whitfield (Pamela Royal).
Story: Royalty in name and mind only, the Royal family led by patriarch Leighton (Richard Lawson) and matriarch Alfreda (Debbi Morgan), kick-off Thanksgiving, with a fake break-up ruse to lure their overly-busy children home for Thanksgiving. Surprises and challenges ensue, including drama with Alfreda’s envious sister Mona Levi (Vivica A. Fox); the revelation of a deep, dark family secret involving Alfreda’s former acquaintance Chivonne Price (Tichina Arnold); and dealings with Leighton’s super-loud, outspoken cousin Nelson Royal (Ricky Harris). Unfortunately, Leighton and Alfreda both play their roles too well as old wounds are re-opened and their carefully planned reunion leads to chaos – and a potentially real break-up. Sources: Shadow and Act; TV One.