good deeds

the year: 2012

the genre: drama

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! 

don't miss: Wesley's transformation.

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."

extra bonus points: if you can name Tyler Perry's most famous character (hint: she does not appear in this movie).

1 comment:

Millie Motts said...

Answer: Madea.

Oh! Madea. She's a pip!