Wednesday, February 14, 2007


Tyler Perry has a new movie out today and I want to show the brother some love by giving him, and it, a shout out. I adore me some Tyler Perry. If I were looking for a second husband Tyler would be at the top of my list. Tyler has taken some flap for his Madea character. Much like the flap Eddie Murphy is getting now with his new movie, Norbit. Folks are up in arms about men portraying and supposedly stereotyping black women. Folks just ain’t got nothing better to do with their time. I grew up with Flip Wilson and Geraldine. I don’t recall Flip getting a hard time. It’s almost as if we’ve forgotten what it means to just have a sense of humor and enjoy a good laugh. Folks just want to make things personal when there really isn’t anything personal about it. But I digress.

Tyler’s new movie, Daddy’s Little Girls, stars the lovely Gabrielle Union and fine-as-wine, Idris Elba. It’s a romantic comedy about family, community, and love against the odds. Single father, Monty (Elba) is a garage mechanic who lives in a poor neighborhood and struggles to make ends meet as he raises his three young daughters on his own. But when the courts award custody of his girls to his drug-dealing ex-wife, Monty tries desperately to win them back, enlisting the help of Julia (Union), a beautiful and hard-nosed attorney. While Monty and the Ivy-league educated Julia couldn’t be less alike, an unexpected romance blossom, and soon begins to feel like true love. But in order for their relationship to survive, the couple must reconcile their two very different worlds – and over come the forces that threaten to tear Monty’s family apart.

I love everything this movie represents. It shows a black couple in a positive, loving relationship. There is a decent, caring, hard-working black man doing right by his children. And their are little black girls, loving and worshiping a father who is deserving of and has earned every ounce of their love and respect. Once again, Tyler has demonstrated the magnitude and depths of his unlimited talent. I have so much respect for all he does and all he has accomplished that I can’t even begin to find the words to express it. If you love a good story, show the brother some love and go see this movie. You will not be disappointed.

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