the cast: Tyler Perry (Wesley Deeds); Thandie Newton (Lindsey Wakefield); Gabrielle Union (Natalie); Eddie Cibrian (John); Brian White (Walter Deeds); Phylicia Rashad (Wilimena Deeds)
the plot: Businessman Wesley Deeds is jolted out of his scripted life when he meets Lindsey, a single mother who works on the cleaning crew in his office building.
listen for: "I'm not mean. Just like you're not, disconnected, cold, stiff, and uptight."
I like that the characters in this movie are real. No one is made out to be the "bad guy" - these are just people doing the best they can with what they have. It's kind of refreshing!
also listen for: "I was told where to stand and how to dress, how to cut my hair, and what I would be doing for the rest of my life from the time I was five years old. And right now, I seem to be on track. Who's track I don't really know."