Laura Dejesus and Imani Rothwell- Review
In this scene the ladies gather around on a rooftop and discuss their lives. At the end they all say “My Love is...”
At some point in your life you may have heard or said, “It’s a small world” after meeting someone who knows someone close to you or vice versa. Well this movie paints that saying very well, by connecting women with different lives to one another through their story and poetry. Yes! When popping this dvd into your player prepare yourself, because this movie is not a usual Tyler Perry movie. This movie is unpredictable; it has you on the edge of your seat, and doesn’t sugar coat different themes that pop up in this movie. We promise you that this movie is a must see.
This image is right after her drunk husband forces her to have sex with him
Thandie Newton’s acting on the other hand was not so good. She was supposed to play the rebellious woman who sleeps with different men to mend her insecurities and heal the wound of being molested by her grandfather. Through all of this she cover these things up by trying to portray a strong woman, but Thandie Newton’s character Tangie was more annoying than strong. She sounded like she was speaking under water, and like she was reading from a script through parts of the movie. The one scene she did well in was when it was her and her mother Alice (played by Whoopi Goldberg) shared that poetry moment where they discussed her grandfather and what he did to them. Besides that Thandie did not have a memorable role for any good reasons, she was remembered through the fact her character was poorly played.
Tangie (on the left) scolds the guy and ask him do he think she is “some kind of hooker.” The guy then question her ask what kind of woman from bringing home a random guy have sex with him for no money brings home a random guy, have sex with him for no money. Tangie then replies with “One who likes to F___”
There are several themes that pop up in this film. The three major themes are deceit, forgiveness, and resentment. The characters in this movie are deceived by men. Yasmin (played by Anika Noni Rose) meets a guy who walks her to work every evening. After a while she gives in to have a date with him. On their second date he shows his true color and rapes her. Joanna Bradmore (played by Janet Jackson) believes her husband is falling out of love with her, but in the end it shows how her husband was not the man she thought she married. Forgiveness pops up a lot in this movie, that is one of the major themes in this movie. Juanita Sims (played by Loretta Devine) keeps forgiving the man who randomly leaves her for another woman. Resentment exists with all the character who resents the people they allowed in their lives, the people who harmed their lives, and the decisions they have made. All of these themes are clear and well executed which makes this movie even more stellar. These themes are the magnets that attract your eye to the screen.
Juanita Sims (on left) Last straw with coming home and Frank (On the right) isn’t home so she finally break it off with him for good.