Here’s the trailer for Tyler Perry’s seventh studio film, I believe, in 3 years, I Can Do Bad All By Myself. And he’s dragging down some pretty good folks with him this time: Taraji P. Henson, Mary J. Blige, and Gladys Knight. (Uninteresting fact: My first concert was Gladys Knight and the Pips. I had no idea who they were, but those Pips made one helluva train sound. Woo Woooo!)
This one looks as maudlin and melodramatic as the other ones, only less misogynistic, although the very second you see the smelly, bearded homeless dude, you just know he cleans up well. And from the looks of the trailer, I Can Do Bad looks like a showcase for people crying on film.
Here’s the studio synopsis:
When Madea catches sixteen-year-old Jennifer and her two younger brothers looting her home, she decides to take matters into her own hands and delivers the young delinquents to the only relative they have: their aunt April. A heavy-drinking nightclub singer who lives off of Raymond, her married boyfriend, April wants nothing to do with the kids. But her attitude begins to change when Sandino, a handsome Mexican immigrant looking for work, moves into April’s basement room. Making amends for his own troubled past, Sandino challenges April to open her heart. And April soon realizes she must make the biggest choice of her life: between her old ways with Raymond and the new possibilities of family, faith … and even true love.
And lookie here, the movie poster is an homage to Straw Dogs. Pull the pistol out of your mouth, TK. It’s not worth it.