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Diary of a Tired Black Man (2008)

Jimmy Jean-Louis , Tim Alexander  |  R |  DVD
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (202 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Jimmy Jean-Louis
  • Directors: Tim Alexander
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Magnolia Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: February 3, 2009
  • Run Time: 108 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (202 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001L67A46
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #103,109 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Diary of a Tired Black Man" on IMDb

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A fascinating story about the complex relationships between Black Men and Black Women. The film follows the love life of a successful man as he attempts to examine the relentless debate over the battle-of-the-sexes.

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38 of 42 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Eh. May 16, 2010
I think the idea behind this documentary was a good one, however it was very biased. It seemed as though the take away from the movie was that "it's the black woman's fault". The documentary interviews many regular black people giving their two cents on relationships. I couldn't help but notice that when the men where interviewed, although making some valid points, they were agreed with and not really interrupted. However, when the women who were in direct contrast in opinion were interviewed, they were almost chastised in a way. If the women being interviewed did not directly or indirectly say "yes, we are angry and/or its our fault" they were ridiculed and made to look dumb.

I did not like the in between acting. Again more bias. The man was made out to be a saint, while the women came off deranged and crazy. That's not the real world...the world consists of PEOPLE (men and women) who are not infallible.

The movie did touch on no good men, only to say in so many words that the women should make better choices in mates and not bring it to the next relationship. This documentary stressed the fact that women carry and harbor ill feelings and generalizations about men only to bring it to men who are good and have nothing to do with their past, which is a valid point. However, the creator/camera man continuously goes on to interview different people asking them questions similar to "how do you feel about angry black women?" To me thats seems very unfair and makes the movie come off like a contradiction.

Despite my negative review, I think it is a good watch if you can formulate your own opinion and not the opinion the author wants you to have.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars no balance February 29, 2012
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had there been any balance in this film, i could have spared a few more stars. as it is, this is nothing more than tim alexander's big chance to share with us his distaste for black women. pitting a truly good man against a crazy woman for this kind of documentary was a very bad idea. actually, there was something objectionable about the personalities of most of the characters portrayed by actresses. the guys, on the other hand, all come off looking like beaten down, beleaguered "good men" who've been done wrong by their shrewish lovers. almost none of the men who appeared in this film had anything good to say about black women.

i noticed that whenever a woman said things that didn't mesh with the interviewer's opinion, he was quick to ask, his voice oozing judgement, "do YOU have a man?" a woman who doesn't have a man isn't necessarily without one because she nags or puts men down. we're supposedly in the wrong if we stay with a man who isn't right for us or denigrated if we refuse to get involved with a man who doesn't meet our needs or to whom we're not attracted. we're either too picky or not picky enough. and there's certainly something wrong with a woman who helps her man out when he's in need but ends up getting screwed because he sees her as weak and a patsy. whatever choice a black woman makes, it will be seen by someone else as a bad choice.

this documentary doesn't hold men and women to the same standards. women are criticized for having children with more than one man, but i don't recall hearing the same criticism of a man who has randomly sprinkled his seed from one end of the country to the other and has more kids than he can count, let alone support.
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31 of 38 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Diary of resentment and bias August 14, 2011
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I only watched this through because half an hour in I decided to write a review and wanted to be sure my point wasn't disproved later in the video, so that I wouldn't write something unfounded. Wish I had saved another hour of my life, because the more I watched the more clear it became that yes indeed this video is:

1) a completely one-sided presentation of a very complex issue (relationships among members of historically oppressed groups who have attained some integration, but are still impacted by a history of oppression and continuing discrimination);
2) so set up with comments edited and commentators baited that it is almost laughable. ("I find black American women... to be..." "Angry?" "... yes, some of them are angry.") I really have to wonder about the intellectual level of anyone who doesn't see the bias, because it is pretty heavy-handed bias.
3) an utter failure at delving into the interplay between men and women or within various parts of the African-American culture (and yes, it is not a monolithic culture, but a set of different ones, just like white people have more than one cultural community). Forget about dealing with different aspects of black culture, it doesn't even address the interplay between men and women. Instead everything is that either the woman is the problem because she doesn't appreciate good men or the woman is the problem because she chooses and then stays with bad men. Men of course have no responsibility, so should just forget about these troublesome black women and focus on women of other races, who know how to... well... not be like black women, whatever that means.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Did not like at all, too much bad language.
Published 10 days ago by anthony
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 10 days ago by Billy Mo
1.0 out of 5 stars Lacking analytical commentary and history
Poor documentary about race and dating. Black Americans are unique as a culture and even more unique as the future changes with immigration and interracial dating becomes more... Read more
Published 11 days ago by Pen Name
5.0 out of 5 stars The Diary Of a Tired Black Man
Since I got one and I lost it, I had to get another. It is so true.
Published 12 days ago by Joseph Upton
1.0 out of 5 stars Too slow for me
I don't know what I was expecting. Maybe a comedy. But it was just too slow for me. I turned it off after a few minutes.
Published 14 days ago by Tomboy Angel
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting!
Realistic, what can say?
Published 15 days ago by Army_Veteran
5.0 out of 5 stars Harrisburg
I think in the 1st place you would have to be enlightened enough to know the difference between a man and just some bum that you would meet in a club. Read more
Published 15 days ago by Jeffrey D. Harris
5.0 out of 5 stars I experienced this hate and had to leave a woman I was seeing
Man! This is so true to the women of today where the strong woman in general is too agressive, vulgar, greedy, and selfish. I cant rule out the men that can be jerks in my post. Read more
Published 23 days ago by Jim T
3.0 out of 5 stars All women do not act like this lady in the movie plus the movie made...
Watching this move open my eyes t some women not just black women. All women do not act like this lady in the movie plus the movie made the man look likes a saint. Read more
Published 27 days ago by Ramonita Banks
5.0 out of 5 stars ... this film is a rather poginat example of what good black men face...
though it does leave some to be desired in showcasing the negative aspect of those men do not care for their childern or have to many to properly care for this film is a rather... Read more
Published 28 days ago by toron
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