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Originally posted by Vox:
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Originally posted by TruthSeeker:
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Originally posted by Vox:
I thought the film was mind-numbing, vacuous nonsense, but otherwise I totally agree with Yemaya: where was the immorality and negative imagery? That was the only positive thing about it, was that these weren't a bunch of buffoons, thugs, and sambos. Just human beings with good qualities and some frailties that they were trying to work out. Where was the "immorality" being glorified? Confused


What exactly made the film "mind numbing, vacuous nonsense?"

I got from your earlier post that you don't care for TP's work, but beyond all that, especially in light of your post above, what made this film so bad?


I hate to get into it, because I'm sure I'm gonna sound snobbish. But basically, almost everything that happened in that movie seemed designed intentionally to elicit a certain emotional response from a viewer who either lacks interest in exercising some discernment or who doesn't know how to. For example, you saw scenes that were designed to make you go, "Gasp! Oh, that's so terrible! The airline made Jill Scott get off the plane because she's too fat, and her husband stayed on the flight with his girlfriend and told her to drive instead! Oh, goodness, that's so mean of him! Poor Jill! She should leave him and find somebody better! You need to build your self-esteem, girl!" Never mind how absurd the whole scene was, and how absurd it was that she actually did drive.

Scenes with that kind of goofy pandering played out through the whole movie, and on a couple of occasions I noticed a couple of filmic emphasis techniques (I studied a bit of this in college) that led me to believe that it was intent, and not just lack of talent, that led Tyler Perry to do some of this. It was just so transparent and vacuous. I don't expect a lot of agreement from people, but you asked, so I answered.



totally agree...


positives: middle class non criminal black people going through lifes struggles of the heart; beautiful black men!; cool scenery..; overall positive film

negatives: the writer must think we're stupid or children... ; silly; immature..; simplistic;


as Vox said: CHEESY ...


wait for video...

or... erm... you can watch it free if you get the right hook up! girl
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Originally posted by Khalliqa:
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Originally posted by Vox:
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Originally posted by TruthSeeker:
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Originally posted by Vox:
I thought the film was mind-numbing, vacuous nonsense, but otherwise I totally agree with Yemaya: where was the immorality and negative imagery? That was the only positive thing about it, was that these weren't a bunch of buffoons, thugs, and sambos. Just human beings with good qualities and some frailties that they were trying to work out. Where was the "immorality" being glorified? Confused


What exactly made the film "mind numbing, vacuous nonsense?"

I got from your earlier post that you don't care for TP's work, but beyond all that, especially in light of your post above, what made this film so bad?


I hate to get into it, because I'm sure I'm gonna sound snobbish. But basically, almost everything that happened in that movie seemed designed intentionally to elicit a certain emotional response from a viewer who either lacks interest in exercising some discernment or who doesn't know how to. For example, you saw scenes that were designed to make you go, "Gasp! Oh, that's so terrible! The airline made Jill Scott get off the plane because she's too fat, and her husband stayed on the flight with his girlfriend and told her to drive instead! Oh, goodness, that's so mean of him! Poor Jill! She should leave him and find somebody better! You need to build your self-esteem, girl!" Never mind how absurd the whole scene was, and how absurd it was that she actually did drive.

Scenes with that kind of goofy pandering played out through the whole movie, and on a couple of occasions I noticed a couple of filmic emphasis techniques (I studied a bit of this in college) that led me to believe that it was intent, and not just lack of talent, that led Tyler Perry to do some of this. It was just so transparent and vacuous. I don't expect a lot of agreement from people, but you asked, so I answered.



totally agree...


positives: middle class non criminal black people going through lifes struggles of the heart; beautiful black men!; cool scenery..; overall positive film

negatives: the writer must think we're stupid or children... ; silly; immature..; simplistic;


as Vox said: CHEESY ...


wait for video...

or... erm... you can watch it free if you get the right hook up! girl


I said cheesy first. So there! Smile
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For me personally, I would just like to have seen it done a little less cheesily... Well, a LOT less cheesily.


Haven't seen it but from the comments it sounds melodramatic. (If so, I'll wait for the video.)


1. Having the excitement and emotional appeal of melodrama: "a melodramatic account of two perilous days spent among the planters" Frank O. Gatell.
2. Exaggeratedly emotional or sentimental; histrionic: "Accuse me, if you will, of melodramatic embroidery" Erskine Childers.
3. Characterized by false pathos and sentiment.
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Originally posted by Diamond:
This an interview that "pissed" Tyler Perry. Tyler is always defending himself and his product.

http://cbs13.com/video/?id=26110@kovr.dayport.com
Journalists and shock jocks should henceforth refrain from mentioning Janet's naked exposed breast WITHOUT talking about Justin's reaching hand. Because if I'm not mistaken, bras don't unfasten themselves. nono
And this is the apology.

http://cbs13.com/video/?id=26145@kovr.dayport.com
Okay. So I saw the video. I thought the film was full of melodrama. It was also a bit didactic and very predictable. And I guess I'm not sanctified enough for the religious overtones of the film.

I did like scene stealer Tasha Smith as Angela. Her husband Marcus's body was SLAMMIN'. And the Sheriff Troy was a cutie.

Heck, I understand if your name isn't Will Smith, Sam Jackson, or Halle Berry, how hard it is out there for black actors. So, it was nice that Perry employed so many. Still, I'm glad I saved my money on this one.

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