Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds – Mediocre

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Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds

BN-W Says…Mediocre

N-word
No, n-word not used…

Miscellaneous


Overall this film is the standard Tyler Perry writing with the positive messages about living your best life and ultimately doing the right thing. Yes, it has the struggling female with a child – this time she’s homeless and amongst the working poor – but it also has the well-to-do characters (males and females) who are miserable in a different kind of way – spiritually.   It would be great to report that this film was not only filled with uplifting messages but that it was also powerfully written; unfortunately that’s not the case.   We in the BN-W camp will always support Perry and his Tyler Perry Studios (TPS) but he has to be willing to let go of some of the control; he simply cannot do it all in a quality way.   There are really wonderful writers that he must seek out and give an opportunity.   It will only make his brand better.   He cannot simply rely on the praises on his message board .   As for the acting, Phylicia Rashad was dynamite! Brian White and Gabrielle Union also handled their roles very effectively. Tyler Perry and Thandie Newton were adequate but not always entirely convincing.   One big plus, however, was the reference to Africa.   Perhaps that will lead to TPS doing meaningful (and well written) material that highlights the many positive attributes of this abundantly rich continent and this interview – Free Your Mind – with the late educator Dr. Asa Hilliard is an excellent source to get started.

It’s also necessary to point out that while the n-word wasn’t used directly – and we applaud Perry for usually staying away from the use of that derogatory racial slur – it was used indirectly with the use of Tupac’s How Do You Want It. Yes, it was “bleeped” (except for one that was a little fuzzy) but the bottom line is that just because a song has a jamming beat doesn’t mean its use of the n-word (and its denigration of Delores Tucker) should be overlooked.   As an FYI, here are links to the lyrics and the video for the song – the mom of that 6-year-old daughter in Good Deedsmight want to know what she’s repping.   We can’t let a derogatory racial slur slide because a pumping beat makes us want to move our shoulders, snap our fingers, clap our hands, grind our hips, and twist our faces!   Come on, isn’t that Keeping Them Enslaved 101 – keep ‘em dancing and grinning while being called ni*ga/ers?

Contact Information

Tyler Perry, Actor/Writer/Director
c/o William Morris Endeavor Entertainment
9601 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills CA 90210
(O) 310-285-9000
(F) 310-285-9010
wmeentertainment.com

  Thandie Newton
c/o William Morris Endeavor Entertainment
9601 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills CA 90210
(O) 310-285-9000
(F) 310-285-9010
wmeentertainment.com

Gabrielle Union
c/o UTA
9560 Wilshire Boulevard – 5th Floor
Beverly Hills CA 90212
(O) 310-273-6700
(F) 310-247-1111
unitedtalent.com

  Brian White
c/o UTA
9560 Wilshire Boulevard – 5th Floor
Beverly Hills CA 90212
(O) 310-273-6700
(F) 310-247-1111
unitedtalent.com

  Phylicia Rashad
c/o Parseghian/Planco Management
322 8th Avenue – Suite #601
New York NY 10001
(O) 212-777-7786
(F) 212-777-8642

Lionsgate
c/o Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.
2700 Colorado Avenue – Suite 200
Santa Monica, CA   90404
(O) 310-449-9200
(O) 310-255-3726
(O) 877-848-3866
(F) 310-255-3870

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