I am a big fan of Tyler Perry’s work. The Madea franchise was the backdrop for my teenage years. The Haves and The Have Nots back when I had cable was one of my favorite shows. So when I saw that Netflix was trending, A Fall From Grace, I was super excited. When I saw the cast, (all of the stars from Tyler Perry’s TV shows) I was thrilled to see what was happening.
My love affair with Tyler Perry films has been on the downswing lately. The Madea franchise for me has fizzled out and there are only but so many Christian themed films I can watch, where the matriarch is dying thus bringing the family together, before I lose my mind. I even allowed his recent video discussing how he is the only person who writes his scripts to lure me into a false sense of security regarding this movie.
Despite the social media buzz this movie generated I was not a fan at all. I even let my homie from Florida suggest when we watched it since she saw the ending and wanted to watch from the beginning.
This movie had me looking at her sideways and vowing to never let her choose another title again. There were so many plot holes. The acting was subpar, and I found myself wondering, How Long Is This Movie Again?
Why hadn’t she sought legal assistance or counsel after finding herself victim to the wiles of a con-man especially for the felony?
Why would she not just divorce him? How was his behavior not considered a form of psychological or emotional abuse?
How were there no resources available to her? How does a woman that age even allow herself to put up with that especially after a divorce.
The more questions I asked the more I got irritated by the movie, it’s many plummeting plot holes. The weak storyline held together with chewing gum. The piss poor acting job done by all of the cast, despite several of them being so talented. The movie failed on so many levels for me it’s hard to pick something I did like.
The character of Grace was just unrealistic, I don’t care how old or lonely you are no one is going to sit there and put up with that especially after they’ve already been divorced once.
Regarding the lawyer…
WORST.LAWYER.EVER. not even from a novice standpoint. The character of Jessica was a disgrace to her title and should’ve been disbarred. I don’t know a lawyer in the land who doesn’t understand you should cross – examine your witness, but to then get yourself thrown in jail for contempt when you’re supposed to be defending me?
FIRED! and then I’m suing the law office from my cell.
The best part about this movie was Phylicia Rashad and Cicely Tyson. Not their characters or their performances, just the fact that Mr. Perry has been able to cultivate and nurture such great working relationships with these women, that they’ll happily join his projects no matter what.
I’m over it, the credits have rolled and I’m on to the next. I hate to say it but after that movie, I’m looking forward to seeing the second season of YOU. The internet has been going crazy about that too but i’m not sure if I still trust ya’ll.
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