Directed by: Tyler Perry
Cast: Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Lance Gross,Ella Joyce, Robbie Jones, Vanessa Williams and Brandy Norwood
Reviewed by: Martin Bishop
One of the best romantic comedy movies ever written and produced by Tyler Perry, although the movie plot is nothing to write home about, the acting is superb. Also mixing new faces and old ones made the movie worth watching and probably a re-watch.
Marriage counselor Judith (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) works for an upscale Washington, D.C. millionaire match-making service. She’s a dutiful Christian woman married to Brice (Lance Gross), who was her high school sweetheart and now works as a pharmacist in a drug store. But their life together has become boring. So when her boss, Janice (Vanessa Williams), introduces her to Harley (Robbie Jones), a social-media magnate whom Janice covets as an investor, Judith is intrigued. Harley plies Judith with flattery, vintage champagne, rides in his Rolls Royce and red Ferrari and even arranges a jaunt in his private jet with intent to join the Mile High Club. At first, Brice doesn’t grasp the situation since he’s distracted by Melinda (R&B singer Brandy), a new assistant who’s escaping from an abusive boyfriend. But Judith’s Bible-quoting minister mother, Sarah (Ella Joyce), realises exactly what’s happening and reprimands her daughter.
Perry makes his point about adultery, alcoholism, cocaine use, domestic abuse and the heavy-handed threat of HIV infection as punishment for the promiscuous.
It’s more than just a movie…it’s life