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Daddy's Little Girls
Diary of a Mad Black Woman mastermind Tyler Perry turns the familiar Cinderella tale on its head with this story concerning a successful female attorney who falls in love with a financially strapped mechanic. Monty (Idris Elba) is struggling mechanic and single father of three from a poor neighborhood. Upon learning that custody of his beloved daughters has been awarded to his morally bankrupt, drug-dealing ex-wife Jennifer (Tasha Smith), desperate Monty enlists the aid of beautiful Ivy league-educated lawyer Julia (Gabrielle Union) -- whom he recently met during his brief stint as a chauffeur… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 26%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Dismissed by critics but embraced by African-American audiences, Tyler Perry now opens his pictures without press previews, but on the basis of this expert melodrama he might want to reconsider."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"Come back, Madea, and bring your chainsaw."
‑ Jim Ridley, Village Voice
"Infinitely more captivating for its outrageous ungainliness than a great many more proficient filmmakers have ever been able to manage."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"Yes, it's true that Tyler Perry's movies are mostly formualaic. Yes, it's true that Tyler Perry isn't the finest director in the world. But it's also true that Tyler Perry is getting better."
‑ Linda Cook, Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
"Jenny and Joe don't help to make a case for the "good men" and "strong women" they seem to oppose. They only drag everyone down."
‑ Cynthia Fuchs, PopMatters
"Love can transcend class lines; in Tyler Perry's universe, it also defies all rules of the legal system -- and logic."
‑ Melissa Anderson, Time Out New York
"While its look at interclass romance among African-Americans and the struggles of a working-class single father is fresh and vital, the heavy-handed execution isn't."
‑ Nathan Rabin, AV Club
"The cast is likable, and Perry makes good use of the Atlanta locations."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"...cardboard characters and awkward dialogue."
‑ Jim Lane, Sacramento News & Review
"Even when Perry doesn't dress up like a woman, he's pretty much a drag."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"It makes you happy to receive the Word of Perry."
‑ Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
"Subtlety has never been Perry's strength, but his previous films balanced the sermonizing with good humor and sincerity. Perhaps next time, he'll ease up on the lectures, and bring back the love."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"Perry's habit of reducing drama to verbal sermons is the main thing keeping his movies within the realm of daytime TV."
‑ Mark Palermo, Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
"I entered this moviegoing experience ready for a lot of wincing and eye-rolling. But dammit if this movie didn't make me laugh and cry."
‑ Toddy Burton, Austin Chronicle
"The action bogs down in a torrent of clichés."
‑ Bruce Feld, Film Journal International
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