Tyler Perry has managed to top Forbes list of Highest Paid Men in Entertainment. Hard to believe when 9 of his 10 films have failed miserably to garner critical praise. I’m guessing this movie was financed by his wallet, because any studio executive who would green light something this bad deserves the boot.
In Perry’s latest movie, a predictable businessman has his mundane existence turned upside down when he begins interacting with a cleaning lady at his office.
As with most of Tyler Perry’s movies, he stars as the main character, directed, wrote, and produced this one. Like all of his previous attempts, he managed to do none of these things successfully.
Perry’s acting is lifeless, having the emotional range of a rock. His direction was as bad as his acting, failing to get credible performances out of talents such as Thandie Newton and Phylicia Rashad. During the most “intense” scenes, the drama is so ridiculous it reduced me to tears from laughter.
As bad as the direction is, the writing made soap opera scripts look like Shakespeare. The dialogue is filled with cheesy, over-the-top anger, and the characters are just plain… well plain.
This should be shown in film school to illustrate how not to make a movie. It would sure take a significant amount of money to get me into a theatre to watch it again.
Bottom Line: Unless you’re trying to punish yourself, never watch this movie.
Runtime: 111 minutes