Coming to the Small Screen: I Can Do Bad All By Myself
Madea rides again in Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself, being released on DVD today. With more than $48 million in ticket sales, Perry's latest release proves that he's still got that magic touch.
We say magic because Perry's plays and films, which are aimed squarely at African-Americans, are routinely more than a sum of their parts. Like most of Perry's other releases, Bad starts with a tough-on-the-outside-but-mush-on-the-inside young woman in trouble (in this case the lovely Taraji P. Henson), yada, yada, yada, a nice young man comes along, (CSI Miami's Adam Rodriguez) but she' been hurt too often to let him get close. More yada, yada, finally push comes to shove, Madea steps and knocks some sense into everyone. Yada, yada, the young woman finally trusts her heart and accepts the love the young man has spent the better part of the movie trying to give her. Lessons learned, happy endings all around.
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The supporting cast is one of the best things about Bad. There's a slew of singers-turned-actors who are something of a Greek chorus. There's Gladys Knight, Mary J. Blige and Marvin Winans (yes, he's one of those Winans). No one in the trio has much of an acting career, but the smart folks in the audience know to overlook their acting and wait until one of them bursts into song.