Movie and Film Reviews (MFR) Comedy,Drama I Can Do Bad All By Myself (2009)

I Can Do Bad All By Myself (2009)

 I Can Do Bad All By Myself is film by Tyler Perry. This movie has some funny parts but the it goes back into the more dramatic scenes.  This film stars Taraji P. Henson, Adam Rodriguez, and Tyler Perry.  This movie has an amazing list of supporting actors such as: Gladys Knight, Pastor Marvin Winans, and Mary J. Blige.

This film centers on a selfish alcoholic named April (Henson) who has to take care of her crack addicted sister’s kids, after they attempt to break into Madea’s (Perry) house. She also meets a columbian immigrant named Sandino (Rodriguez) who rents her downstairs by fixing up her house for her. The troubles start when April’s shady boyfriend Randy, who is married with kids, first meets Sandino and the kids.  Then shortly after April’s pastor informs her that her mom has died from a brain aneurysm on a bus.

 The number one thing that stood out from this film was all of the outstanding preformances by the actors. Taraji P. Henson definitely proves that she can carry a film, and get the job done correctly. Also, Gladys Knight, Mary J. Blige, and Marvin Winans all have great musical numbers that showcase their amazing talent for singing.

The next best thing about this movie was the storyline. Everyone always says that all of Tyler Perry’s movies are about the same thing: a distraught woman, with a bad man, who then finds a better man to pick her up and take care of her. While this still happens they twist up things by adding in the three children whom April has to take care of, since the grandma has died.

While this movie is good, I was still expecting something a little bit funnier from Director and Screenwriter Tyler Perry. This movie may not have a whole bunch of laughs but it is still packing heat in the drama department. I would recommend this movie to only strict devout Tyler Perry fans, or people who would like to see the acting talents of Gladys Knight and Mary J. Blige.

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