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Perry's Best Film Yet,
This review is from: Tyler Perry's Daddy's Little Girls (Full Screen) (DVD)
When I saw this movie I had no idea how I was going to even begin to try and explain how good it was. Once again this becomes another film where the trailer does not truly do it justice. Idris Elba plays Monty James who is a hard working single Dad. Monty has three little girls, China (China Anne McClain) Lauryn (Lauryn Alisa McClain) and Sierra (Sierra Aylina McClain) who all are also sisters in real life. Monty comes home from work only to find out that his daughter's grandmother on their mother's side who babysits for him is dying from lung cancer. She explains to Monty that she wants him to take full custody of the children. Now this is when we're are introduced to the girl's mom Jennifer (Tasha Smith). You know she must be bad when her own mother doesn't even want her to have her own children.
Jennifer has found happiness living with her new drug-dealing boyfriend Joe (Gary Anthony Sturgis) who is breaking down the neighborhood little by little. Every time the cops get hold of him he just beats court with his big time lawyer. Jennifer who has this power because of Joe is focused on breaking Monty's pride and heart by taking what he loves most from him, his daughters. Jennifer gets custody of the girls because of a fire while he was working. While in her custody Jennifer tries to make the girls into little hustlers telling them that nothing in life is free. Monty ends up driving when he's not being a mechanic to make extra money so he can buy an auto shop from his boss Willie. Now he must save the money to be able to afford a lawyer to get his kids back.
Monty meets Julia Rossmore (Gabrielle Union) who is partner of a firm but is very mean. She's trying to find a boyfriend but is mad because she can't find a descent one. Monty just happens to end up driving for her and well you'll have to see the movie to find out the rest. The first and major point of this film is the amazing writing coming from Tyler Perry. The story is too good for words, he really put a lot into this and it turned out great. The dialogue is also on point, he new the right words to give his actors at the perfect time. The casting was hot; every actor played their characters with so much emotion and realness.
Gabrielle Union and Idris Elba might be the two names that stick out the most but everybody killed their roles especially the little girls who you felt for the entire time. Those three sisters have a bright future ahead of them and if they stick with Perry like they have they will go far. There was comedy but it was put in the right spots in the movie, the pacing was perfect and when it came time for music that was added right. The music played a nice part and was selected well. The pacing was great, not too long and not too short. This is just a great overall movie and I would recommend this to everyone. Like I said I think this is Perry's best film to date.
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Initial post: Jun 21, 2007 12:02:21 PM PDT
I enjoyed reading your insight on "Daddy's little Girls" Keith and after reading this it made me decide to take a different approach to my review. You've covered the majority of this movie really well. Your descriptions of this movie was well stated and I feel it's another review that you should be proud of, once again well done!
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 22, 2007 7:41:01 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 23, 2007 1:49:39 PM PDT
Keith A. Jones says:
I'm glad you enjoyed it Jenny I liked this movie a lot though I expected something far from what I saw. Tyler Perry has a few recurring themes but also faces them in each film and takes a differnt approach to them everytime. He is a great writer and I hope that maybe one day I can do what he does and get some of my own stories on the big screen.
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 22, 2007 9:35:11 PM PDT
I would love to see your work out there one day and you better believe I'll help brag about it ;-)
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 23, 2007 2:00:51 PM PDT
Keith A. Jones says:
Wow thanks a lot for saying that cause I hope I can get it out there even though it's very hard to accomplish. The story's I have written in the past few years I know you would like plus say I ever do make a movie I'd give you the first look for sure
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