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Whitney Houston and Angela Bassett star in this funny and touching film about four women who find strength through their rare and special relationship. Bernadine thought she had it, until her husband left her for another woman. Savannah and Robin are successful in business but their love lives are bankrupt. And divorcee Gloria is getting back in the game by flirting with her new, very eligible neighbor. Based on Terry McMillan's best-selling novel, and featuring the 1 smash hit "Exhale Shoop Shoop ," "Waiting to Exhale" is the film you and your friends have been waiting for! Original score by Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds. Skip to main content. See All Buying Options. Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon.
Waiting to Exhale is a American romance film directed by Forest Whitaker in his feature film directorial debut and starring Whitney Houston and Angela Bassett. The film was adapted from the novel of the same name by Terry McMillan. The original music score was composed by Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds. The story centers on four women living in the Phoenix, Arizona area and their relationships with men and one another. All of them are "holding their breath" until the day they can feel comfortable in a committed relationship with a man. The women get together frequently to support one another and listen to each other vent about life and love. They each want to be in a romantic relationship but they each have difficulties finding a good man.