Daddy's Little Girls
Daddy's Little Girls (2007)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: February 14, 2007
DVD Release Date: June 12, 2007
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Critic Score: 26% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Daddy's Little Girls boasts fine performances and a poignant message, but is ultimately let down by amateurish filmmaking.

J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

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.

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Jim Ridley
Village Voice

Come back, Madea, and bring your chainsaw.

Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Infinitely more captivating for its outrageous ungainliness than a great many more proficient filmmakers have ever been able to manage.

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Melissa Anderson
Time Out

Love can transcend class lines; in Tyler Perry's universe, it also defies all rules of the legal system -- and logic.

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Nathan Rabin
AV Club

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.

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John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

The cast is likable, and Perry makes good use of the Atlanta locations.

Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

It makes you happy to receive the Word of Perry.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

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.

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Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

Perry's habit of reducing drama to verbal sermons is the main thing keeping his movies within the realm of daytime TV.

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Flixster Audience Score: 81% Flixster User Reviews
Unknown Hobo
The critics may have hated it but I for one loved this film. An exceptionally well acted and thought of dramatic story with tangible emotive performances and a… More
John Ballantine
The one and only Tyler Perry film that I have seen and I hope I don't end up seeing many. This paint by numbers effort translates bad rom com to the black… More
Dead Angel
Seriously this was a good movie. I liked the dating part most. It was funny. And also loved the part where a father can do anything for his children. The little… More
Jarrin Rozenblad
This was a pretty good movie. Although you could see the story developing before things would happen, the acting was very well done.
Eduardo Tobias
An inspiring well thought out film. To bad that's all it has going for it. Tyler Perry should stick to comedies, as if that still does him good. There was… More
Fascade Fiveoneeight
An exceptionally good movie about a father that put the care and concerns of his daughters first. A deeply moving and gripping tale that is a must see. Tyler… More