Saturday, October 20, 2007

So last night I finally went to see the much-talked about movie by Tyler Perry entitled, Why Did I Get Married. I enjoyed the movie, and to me it served it purpose, in that it sparked dialogue between my ladyfriend and I, it entertained, and I got to see Janet Jackson. Everybody wins. Going into the movie, I heard criticism about Mr. Perry's directing style, and some of the dialogue, and I can admit there were parts of the movie that needed work, but that's nitpicking. You get out of movies what you put into it, and for me, the movie served its purpose. I can readily admit that I was not a fan of Tyler Perry's past movies, but this one was solid. He kind of reminds of Adam Sandler. When Mr. Sandler first came out, he did movies based on his Saturday Night Live character, that had no depth, and were mainly slapstick type of humor. As Adam got older, he started taking different roles that showed his growth like Spanglish and Reign Over Me, and for me they were much easier to digest. I think Tyler Perry has done some movies that have a bit too much buffoonery for me, but I do think as he gets older, he'll mix in movies like, "Why Did I Get Married" too. I'm off my soapbox now.

Jill Scott - Whenever You're Around

2 comments:

Miss Black River said...

We're having a Jill overload these days and I'm loving every minute!! The new CD is perfect for lovers - erotic, sensual, honest. Not at all what I expected, but exactly what I needed. Get the deluxe edition - it has a cool DVD with an interview and some videos too.

Tyler brought it with "Why Did I Get Married?" I laughed, I cried and I remembered love is work - and that work is what makes it all worth it.

nickels said...

mcmoody refuses to see it with me. this is the only TP movie that interests me (mainly because of jill).
i might have to sneak and see it alone.