THE PLOT THUS FAR
Businessman Wesley Deeds is jolted out of his scripted life when he meets Lindsey, a single mother who works on the cleaning crew in his office building.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
Wesley Deeds grew up with a silver spoon in his mouth and has the perfect life. Only Wesley isn’t really sure it’s his life, though he has buried these insecurities so deep that he isn’t really aware of them anymore. His fiancée finds him utterly predictable. But they think they are in love, and their families are thrilled that they are finally going to marry. Lindsey Wakefield, on the other hand, is living in an ever-worsening nightmare of working poverty.
The slow-paced setup of the first half tends to give viewers a certain degree of boredom and negative aspect of the movie. Despite the seemingly planned organization of the plot, the complete story is glued together by separate events that somewhat relate, but never really cohere tightly, which costs an interesting story the loss of a natural flow. Though it’s not at all fatal, the length of the movie with incoherent sections does seem to add to the disadvantage of storytelling. In other words, the first half and second half are at the fault of imbalance and the development is jumpy at times, especially in the second half.
It is a movie that is more romance than drama and comedy, though it does have its share of laughable moments. Such are nothing too intense but it does help the over-seriousness of the setting. The focus is placed mostly over Perry and Newton, which undoubtedly leads to the impression that other relationships are simply being mentioned and neglected with a somewhat abrupt finale.
The Blu-Ray comes with a Digital Copy and featurettes. The A/V Quality is pretty strong for a Tyler Perry flick. You get an amazing 1080p transfer and DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track. However, don’t expect it to give your home theater a workout. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase to Tyler Perry fans.
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