Big Ain't Bad

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Big Ain't Bad
Big Ain't Bad DVD.jpg
Directed by Ray Culpepper
Produced by Brian D. Poe
Eric Croone
Jade Jenise Dixon
Kirby Roy Freeman
Marvin Arrington Jr.
Ray Culpepper
Written by Brian D. Poe (aka Drayton Jamison)
Starring Sean Blakemore
Jade Jenise Dixon
Reginald Ballard
Tico Wells
Troy Medley
Music by Brian D. Poe
Marvin Arrington Jr.
Cinematography Matthew MacCarthy
Edited by Jim Finn
Matt Woo
Richard Haylock
Distributed by Urban Works Entertainment
Release date(s)
  • June 8, 2002 (2002-06-08) (Atlanta Film and Video Festival)
  • April 1, 2005 (2005-04-01) (United States)
Running time 108 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $12,288 (USA)[1]

Big Ain't Bad is a romantic comedy film, directed by Ray Culpepper and written by Brian Poe (aka Drayton Jamison). It stars Sean Blakemore (2012 Daytime Emmy Nominee for his role on ABC-TV's General Hospital), Jade Jenise Dixon, Reginald Ballard, Tico Wells, and Troy Medley. The film won the Audience Choice Award at the 2003 Hollywood Black Film Festival in Los Angeles, California. It was the Kick Off Film to the Fox Theater's 75th Anniversary Summer Film Series in Atlanta in 2004. It played in limited release in movie theaters, and was released to DVD (First Look) in 2005.


Big Ain't Bad is a romantic comedy that redefines the measure of love. Ric (Blakemore) and Natalie (Dixon) are a happy young couple headed towards marriage after a brief courtship. However, when Natalie makes an early return home from a business trip and finds her trusted mate in the company of last night's entertainment, the relationship abruptly ends leaving them to travel separate roads to self-discovery.


  • Jade Jenise Dixon — Natalie Wilkins
  • Sean Blakemore — Ric Jackson
  • Reginald Ballard — Butch Wilkins
  • Tico Wells — Kirkland Ellis III
  • Troy Medley — Dino "Mobe" Wilkins
  • Cory Tyler — Pierre
  • Hattie Lemon — Marilyn
  • Jemmerio Is Jemmerio — Fats
  • Kenny Leon — Mayor Thomas Jordan
  • Montanna Taylor — Denver
  • Phyllis Yvonne Stickney — Lauren Jordan
  • Sahr Ngaujah — Clay
  • Syr Law — Marci
  • Tracie Wright — Gina
  • Tracy Johnson — Tiny
  • Therese Dray-Jones — Sabrina
  • Angel Glaspie — Cashier
  • Bernard Holyfield — Quincy
  • Janora McDuffie — Keli
  • Aimee Palance — Mia
  • Xavier Rivers — Curator
  • Malcolm Spears — Spencer
  • Frank Ski — Lead MC
  • Rashan Ali — Rae Vaughn
  • Jason Carter — MC
  • Jace C. Gatewood — Butch Wilkins, Sr.
  • Isaiah Thomas — Young Dino Wilkins
  • Cameron Witherspoon — Young Natalie Wilkins
  • Ryann Poe — Child in Rain Scene
  • Lil Jon — Himself


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