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Good Deeds (2012)
Friday, February 24, 2012
Sexual content, language, some violence and thematic material
Tyler Perry, Gabrielle Union, Thandie Newton, Brian White, Rebecca Romijn, Jamie Kennedy, Eddie Cibrian, Jordenn Thompson, Beverly Johnson, Phylicia Rashad
A successful wealthy businessman is jolted out of his predictable routine when he meets a down-on-her-luck single mother who works on the cleaning crew in his office building.
Good Deeds (2012) | Review
A Perfect Life?
Brock & DeArmond
I was very moved by this film. All the acting in it was great, too. The film even inspired me to take on more responsibility in my life. I'm not sure if that's what Tyler Perry was going for, but I feel like that's the message that I needed to hear after seeing the responsibility of some of the characters.
I felt like the scenes with Lindsey were the most interesting. I think that a lot of people can relate to making ends meet in a bad economy. Thandie Newton makes her character very sympathetic. It was just hard to watch sometimes, like when she was kicked out of her apartment in the beginning of the film.
On paper, everything about this film was perfect, but when it came to the execution, it was missing something. Maybe I would have liked to have seen Wesley live a little more carefree after he met Lindsey. Perhaps a road trip instead of a ride in the country would have been what was needed. I'm not sure.
Now, the message for myself was to take on more responsibility. But I believe that the message that was intended was to always do the right thing, but to be sure to do what makes you happy, too, not just others. Wesley led the perfect life, but he just wasn't happy. He always did what was expected of him. Who wants to live like that?
Overall, I think that this movie would make a decent rental. It'll most likely be a good conversation starter with your loved ones as well. That's what makes this a good movie; it gets you talking!
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