TYLER PERRY'S I CAN DO BAD ALL BY MYSELF
Emotional Faith-Filled Movie
Release Date: September 11, 2009
Starring: Tyler Perry, Taraji P. Henson,
Adam Rodriguez, Brian White,
Hope Olaide Wilson, and Gladys
Audience: Teenagers and adults
Runtime: 113 minutes
Distributor: Lionsgate Films
Director: Tyler Perry
Executive Producer: Michael Paseornek
Producer: Tyler Perry and Reuben Cannon
Writer: Tyler Perry
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Through her relationship with Sandino and the powerful worship service at the local church, April accepts grace and begins to change. Her niece, Jennifer, struggles to cope by being the “mom” to her younger brothers, one an asthmatic diabetic and the other an emotionally troubled youth who won’t speak.
Tyler Perry revives characters Madea and Joe (both played by Perry himself), who catch the young children stealing. They are played mostly for comic relief, especially when Jennifer asks her how to pray, and Madea attempts to tell her, combining stories of Peter walking on water, Jonah and the big fish, and Noah on the ark.
I CAN DO BAD ALL BY MYSELF is emotionally powerful. April is a complex character and through a great script and a great performance, viewers see her change and transform. The niece Jennifer delivers the movie’s best performance as a teenage girl who takes care of her younger brothers while longing for a normal childhood.
A highlight of the movie are soulful songs by Gladys Knight, who plays a member of the church, by Pastor Brian, and by friend Tanya, played by R&B singer Mary J. Blige. The songs truly reflect the emotion in the dramatic scenes.
I CAN DO BAD ALL BY MYSELF is a solidly faith-filled movie that shows a Christian worldview. Jesus is honored and unconditional love is shown through Sandino to April.
There are some mild profanities and moments of violence. A man attempts to assault Jennifer, but before he can, Sandino hits the man and they fight. In a tense scene, this man who attempts the assault is in a bathtub, and April tosses in a CD player, which would electrocute him, but he jumps out in time.
For these issues, some caution is required, but this is a gripping movie that portrays the Christian faith in a convincing, captivating manner.
I CAN DO BAD ALL BY MYSELF is emotionally powerful and decidedly Christian. April is a complex character. Through a great script and a great performance, viewers see her change. The niece displays the movie’s best performance as a teenage girl who takes care of her younger brothers while longing for a normal childhood. There are some light obscenities, moments of violence and brief rear male nudity. For these issues, some caution is required, but this is a gripping movie that portrays the Christian faith in a convincing, captivating manner.