Man listen. I’m going to watch this movie. And you know what? You probably should too.
Initially, when the girls over at RBN tried to put me on to it, I kinda hit the snooze button and rolled over.
My initial thoughts were all negative. Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry? Give me a break and a damn Kit-Kat bar. That sounds like the directorial tag team from Hell for cliché black movies. And they got Mariah and Monique in the mix too? Word? This can’t be good.
But you know what? It kinda is. Or at least, it looks and sounds that way. It’s based on a really brash narrative of the thoroughly abusive life and hardships of a young Black girl in the 80′s.(Really short novel, def worth a read)
It seems whoever worked the adaptation maintained that raw feel from the book and the National Bank of Oprah spared no expense in ensuring the quality of production either. All in all, it seems promising. Guaranteed to have a bunch of y’all with lumps in your throats(||), telling your girl not to cry.
Besides, I figure I’ll get dragged to the theater for it by one of these ladies so I might as well be prepared.
Trailer below. Judge for yourself.
Salutes to Londyn for the nod.