Monday, February 19, 2007
Tyler Perry's Daddy's Little Girls gives love!
Daddy's Little Girls, by Tyler Perry, was pretty decent. Of course, I probably wouldn't spend $9.50 to watch the movie again, I would most definitely buy it on DVD.
Tyler Perry is flexing his movie making muscles more and more, or he's trying to, at least. I suppose it's not all together easy to transfer from stage production to screen productions, but he's working it out.
Now you may ask, what does Daddy's Little Girls have to do with love? Tyler Perry delivers a likable odd-couple romance between the lead characters Julia- a hotshot Atlanta lawyer- and Monty- the nice guy mechanic- played by Idris Elba and Gabrielle Union.
They meet when he takes a part-time job as her driver. The tension begins when he starts humming and playing the radio. Before she has a chance to fire him, a cell phone sends him dashing to the hospital to find out what happened to his kids. She has to come along for the ride.
But its not the love between the two leads thats so astounding. Its the love between the father and his three daughters that make the movie so endearing.
With so many African American men dubbed as low-lifes, uneducated, and far from motivated to do anything with themselves, this movie is a refreshing look into responsibility because of love and not obligation.
The story has a pretty good plot. It would have been a better plot for a stage production, but this works on the silver screen. Check this out and let me know what you think by leaving a comment.