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Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor (2013) – Where is Tyler Perry trying to go with this?

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Category: Drama
Actors: Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Kim Kardashian, Vanessa Williams, Brandy Norwood, Lance Gross, Renée Taylor, Robbie Jones
Duration: 112 min
Rated: PG-13

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Long Story Short: Judith (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) – a Christian- raised woman – and her husband Brice (Lance Gross) are trying to make it in the City of Washington after abandoning the country side. But when Judith starts working at a match-making company and has to deal with a new client who is not only charming but owns a billion dollar business, she gets trapped in a net of lust and temptation.

Review: I duck the concept of the movie and I thought the trailer looked very dramatic. But boy, was I fooled. First of all, I think making a PG-13 movie with this specific topic is just senseless, because there can’t be any violence, swearing or nudity, and that’s what this movie needs. I don’t know where Tyler Perry tried to go with this story, it could have been so great, I mean there was definitely potential, but the first half was just a lot of talking, the second half was just over-the top, everything happened too fast, and suddenly it was over. The characters didn’t get the chance to blossom or develop, which, sadly, didn’t even make me feel sorry for any of the characters. SPOILER: And I keep wondering if this movie is representing his own opinion, because if it does he hints in one scene that homosexuality is part of the devil’s playground. The scene is in Harley’s house and people are taking drugs and making out – including two men – everything is in red color treatment and you see fire, so I would assume that this should represent hell. SPOILER END, you may continue reading now! This movie was advertising with relatively known actors like Kim Kardashian – which I know I didn’t watch it for because she is completely talent- free, bless her little heart – Vanessa Williams or Brandy Norwood, and it was a commercial success, however, as a movie it failed in my opinion and is definitely one of Tyler Perry’s weakest movies ever. I appreciated his movies in the past but his recent work is a huge disappointment.
Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor is a bad representation of Tyler Perry’s work because he is a talented producer, but he doesn’t show it recently.

Rating: 4.5/10

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