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Release Date: February 14, 2007

Starring: Idris Elba, Gabrielle Union, Louis Gossett, Jr., Tasha Smith, and Gary Sturgis

Genre: Drama

Audience: Teenagers and adults

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 100 minutes

Distributor: Lionsgate

Director: Tyler Perry

Executive Producer: Michael Paseornek

Producer: Tyler Perry and Reuben Cannon

Writer: Tyler Perry

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John Feltheimer and Peter E. Strauss
Co-Chairmen
Lionsgate
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2700 Colorado Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Phone: (310) 449-9200
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Content:

(CC, BB, FR, CapCap, LL, V, S, N, AA, DD) Strong Christian worldview with strong moral elements, minimized a bit by an antinomian attitude toward pre-marital sex and drunkenness in a couple scenes, plus strong entrepreneurial, pro-capitalist content; 11 obscenities and four light profanities; violence includes a fight, a sudden startling car crash, woman spanks child with one swat of her hand, a bruise on a child’s back implies that mother’s boyfriend beat her, and drug dealer threatens protagonist’s life; sexual references include kissing, woman invites man to stay overnight but she drank too much and gets sick so he leaves, protagonist’s ex-wife lives with her boyfriend, minor character shown lying in bed with a man, and woman’s girlfriends tell her she needs to “get laid”; upper male nudity; alcohol use and drunkenness; smoking and villain is a drug dealer; and, nothing else objectionable.

Summary:

TYLER PERRY’S DADDY'S LITTLE GIRLS is a family drama for mature audiences about an African American mechanic in Atlanta who enlists the aid of an upper-class, beautiful African American lawyer to get his three daughters away from their mean mother and her drug-selling boyfriend. DADDY’S LITTLE GIRLS is a bit too melodramatic and contains mature themes, but it has a Christian worldview overall with an inspiring church scene.

Review:

TYLER PERRY’S DADDY'S LITTLE GIRLS is a family drama for mature audiences by Tyler Perry, an African American Christian born in New Orleans and living in Atlanta. Mr. Perry has had quite a success with his plays and movies about Madea, a sassy, tall grandmother who helps her relatives, friends and community by dishing out homespun, often caustic advice.

The story in DADDY’S LITTLE GIRLS, however, focuses on an African American mechanic in Atlanta, Monty, trying to buy his mentor’s garage one paycheck at a time. Monty enlists the help of an upper-class, beautiful African American lawyer, Julia, to get his three daughters away from their mean mother and her drug-selling boyfriend. As he works with Julia, a romance develops. Then, Julia learns a secret about Monty’s past that could split them apart. The situation with his daughters comes to a head when Monty learns that the boyfriend is hitting the youngest girl.

DADDY’S LITTLE GIRLS has a strong Christian worldview with strong moral elements. In one inspiring scene, Monty is spiritually inspired by a sermon from his Baptist pastor. The storyline with the mother and her evil boyfriend is a bit melodramatic, however. Also, the movie’s worldview is mitigated by an antinomian attitude toward sex and alcohol. Monty is clearly upset when a tipsy Julia gets too sick to make out with him in her bedroom. Finally, the movie contains some foul language. Some judicious editing and better, well-rounded characters would improve Mr. Perry’s work here.

In Brief:

TYLER PERRY’S DADDY’S LITTLE GIRLS is a family drama for mature audiences about an African American mechanic in Atlanta, Monty, trying to buy his mentor’s garage one paycheck at a time. Monty enlists the help of an upper-class, beautiful African American lawyer, Julia, to get his three daughters away from their mean mother and her drug-selling boyfriend. As Monty works with Julia, a romance develops. Then, Julia learns a secret about Monty’s past that could split them apart. The situation with his daughters comes to a head when Monty learns that the boyfriend is hitting the youngest girl.

DADDY’S LITTLE GIRLS has a strong Christian worldview with strong moral elements. In one inspiring scene, Monty is spiritually inspired by a sermon from his Baptist pastor. The storyline with the mother and her evil boyfriend is a bit melodramatic. Also, the movie’s positive worldview is mitigated by an antinomian attitude toward sex and alcohol. Monty is clearly upset when a tipsy Julia gets too sick to make out with him in her bedroom. Finally, the movie contains some foul language. Some judicious editing and better, well-rounded characters would improve Mr. Perry’s work here.