Tyler Perry's Daddys Little Girls

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Entertainment: +3

Content: +1/2

Idres Elba, Gabrielle Union, Avant, Louis Gossett Jr. Comedy/romance. Written & directed by Tyler Perry.

FILM SYNOPSIS: A single, hard-working, blue-collar father of three is suddenly faced with losing the girls to his drug-dealing ex-wife. With the aid of a pretty lawyer, he battles for custody as romance blooms.

PREVIEW REVIEW: Certainly not a film that delves into custody situations with much realism, but the film is involving and often funny. My one hesitation concerns Mr. Perrys sexual depictions. While he suggests old-fashioned ideals concerning how we regard one another, and though he brings faith and church-going to the forefront, he is very lenient about pre-marital sex. Whatever your interpretation of the Bibles teaching regarding this matter, casual sex (meaning sex before youve really gotten to know the person) has consequences most filmmakers do not deal with.

That said, there are many fine messages dealt with, with a positive example of a father who sacrifices his dreams for those of his children. He is also a man who turns to God when in need. Further, he is seen worshipping his Creator. (How often do you see that in a film?) As you know, Mr. Perry brings church and faith into his all his productions. He is one of the few filmmakers who acknowledges the spiritual makeup and needs of people.

Nice performances by all and Gabrielle Union, oh my, thats a pretty woman.

Preview Reviewer: Phil Boatwright

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Crude Language: A few crude jokes, but they are used to show the churlish side of the men the female lead blind-dates. The male lead, on the other hand, is a positive example of how to treat others in manner and speech.

Obscene Language: There is some name calling as a druggy uses abusive language concerning her ex-husband and, well, just about everyone else. Around 10 minor expletives and two crude sexual terms.

Profanity: No misuse of Gods name.

Violence: The lead is threatened by drug dealers and these men also abuse the neighborhood citizens until they fight back. Another man is beaten. Little girls see it and are scared by the act. A man is wrongly accused of raping a teenage girl. The truth eventually comes out.

Sex: When the female lead gets drunk, she attempts to get a first-time date into the sack. We see a couple of women provocatively dressed. Her friends keep telling the female lead that she needs to get laid. Theres a sensual dance in a club.

Nudity: None.

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: There are several sexual comments, mostly played for laughs.

Drugs: Some social drinking. The female lead gets drunk, the alcohol doing away with her inhibitions and causing her to ask the lead to stay the night, though this is their first date. Nothing happens as the booze suddenly gets the better of her. A bad mother offers an alcoholic beverage to her little girl. A drug dealer who lives with the mother attempts to get her girls involved in drugs.

Other: The bad mother attempts to get her preteen daughter to hustle.

Running Time: Unknown
Intended Audience: Older teens and adults

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