I Saw Tyler Perry’s Movie, “Good Deeds” This Weekend…


Although Tyler Perry’s movie “Good Deeds” came in second at the box office this weekend by raking in $16 million, it came in at 1st place in my book…I loved this movie., the drama was typical but the storyline very much on point.

Walter and Wesley Deeds are brothers working and running a successful family owned corporate business. Wesley (Tyler Perry), the older and responsible brother, who plays his role as the good son is miserable, while Walter (Brian White) is a bitter alcoholic who is looked down upon by their mother (Phylicia Rashad). 

All I will say is: Wesley Deeds is jolted out of his perfect and scripted life when he meets Lindsey (Thandie Newton), a single mother who works on the cleaning crew in his office building. Lindsey blows Wesley’s mind with her sass and outspoken nature, which indeed sends him in the opposite direction.

I love happy endings and was so moved by Perry’s performance. Okay, that’s all I’m going to say, you have to check it out for yourselves.

Good Deeds opened in theatres on Friday.

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130 thoughts on “I Saw Tyler Perry’s Movie, “Good Deeds” This Weekend…

  1. This movie was true to Tyler Perry’s style in that he always wants to convey positive messages, but it was good!

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  2. There were so many messages in this film that I don’t even know where to start. The film demonstrates that no matter how much money you have in life, you can still be unhappy.

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  3. “Lindsey blows Wesley’s mind with her sass and outspoken nature, which indeed sends him in the opposite direction.”

    YES and that “TURNED HIM ON” her atitude was kind of like somebody I know

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  4. I am glad to see Tyler Perry (Wesley Deeds) step out of the comedic genre and put the dress down for a minute. I just don’t see how these ladies (Gabby Union and Thandie newton) could KISS him Ugh!

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    • I think T.P. was very believable as the romantic lead. I really hope that he continues to expand on these types of films

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      • “I think T.P. was very believable as the romantic lead. I really hope that he continues to expand on these types of films”

        “I just don’t see how these ladies (Gabby Union and Thandie newton) could KISS him Ugh!”

        Ok, actually I wasn’t willing to risk $11.50 to see “Good Deeds” so I movie-hopped after I saw SafeHouse with Denzel (which was really, really good) and here’s my analysis:

        He came across as stiff and wooden and totally unbelievable as a love interest. His sex scene with Gabby seemed so forced and unnatural. Other than that, I thought the movie was good.

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  5. This movie was good. Gabby played a good role and Thandie did too. Some critics believed they were both miscast. I didn’t think so.

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    • This movie was good. Gabby played a good role and Thandie did too. Some critics believed they were both miscast. I didn’t think so.
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      Yeah Gabby (Natalie as T.P. Girlfreind) was unhappy too, she thought he was boring and predictable. But they were only hooked up because of their mothers. Thought the movie was awesome though.

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    • This movie was good. Gabby played a good role and Thandie did too. Some critics believed they were both miscast. I didn’t think so.
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      Saw this Movie and I think Thandie Newton was miscasted. I think the Guy that played His Brother was miscasted. Sat through 1:30 Minutes of Sadness to finally come on 5 minutes of Joy…
      #waitingforthebootleg

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    • Saw this Movie and I think Thandie Newton was miscasted. I think the Guy that played His Brother was miscasted. Sat through 1:30 Minutes of Sadness to finally come on 5 minutes of Joy…
      #waitingforthebootleg
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      STOP HATING!!!!! BTW, I think “miscast” is the word your looking for Xmen! And if you already saw the movie and don’t like, why buy the bootleg?

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    • This movie was good. Gabby played a good role and Thandie did too. Some critics believed they were both miscast. I didn’t think so.
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      I must agree with Perry miscast the BROTHER’S character (Brian White). Brian White is an AWFUL actor with below-level range. He couldn’t deliver a simple one-liner without being extra with it. Grabrielle Union was in her usual character, playing the PRETTY girl with no real acting range. Surprisly Tyler Perry was pretty decent, No comment on Thandie Newton, she brought it once again.

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    • This movie was good. Gabby played a good role and Thandie did too. Some critics believed they were both miscast. I didn’t think so.
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      Thandie: Yeah even the reviewer for the Daily News said she was mis-cast but I think she did ok. What throws you off is her accent and the fact that she looks too elegant for the role of a janitor. Who would really believe that she’s pushing a mop for a living especially in a big city where some dude would scoop her up and willingly finance her situation?

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  6. T.P obviously like working with Phylicia Rashad (Wilimena/his mother) because he has cast her in a couple of his films. I don’t care how many films I have seen her in; I will always view her as Mrs. Huxtable.

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  7. This movie is a MUST SEE…It was just refreshing to see a positive film for a change that conveyed a POSITIVE message.

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  8. Thandie Newton (Lindsey Wakefield) was off the hook as Lindsey!
    She pulled that role off lovely!
    Every time I see a homeless person on the streets I always ask myself, “I wonder how he/she got here”. Well, Lindsey answered that question for me in this film and makes me realize that sometimes it is to no fault of the individual. It’s just life and things happen.

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  9. It was a good movie. Went to see it over the weekend and the lines was wrapped around the lobby. I recommend that everyone go see it.

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  10. Why does all of his movies portray black women as pathetic individuals that need a man to save them? Don’t want to give away the movie to people who actually want to see it, but does he hate women that much that he can’t ever show healthy relationships in his movies, or is that just not entertaining?

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    • Why does all of his movies portray black women as pathetic individuals that need a man to save them?
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      Maybe because God intended for man to seek woman, be her provider, her warrior and prince charming. Maybe because man should want to RESTORE a woman that he’s interested in if she needs that…Thandie’s character was independent but Deeds (T.P.’s character) begged her to let him help her. if your man wanna do for you why not?

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    • Why does all of his movies portray black women as pathetic individuals that need a man to save them?
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      See I didn’t see it that way. Circumstances had her fucked up and she needed the help, so he helped her. If I was digging a chick and she had issues and had the dough, why not?

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  11. I saw the movie but I think TP is GREEDY and UNFOCUSED. At his level of success he shldn’t be writing, directing, producing and staring in his own films anymore. And once you start looking at the Bottom Line (PROFITS) only, that’s when I stop supporting you.

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    • So let me get this straight, many of you claim if T.P. did NOT act in his own movies, you would then support him? STFU…you would just find some other reason to hate. I havent seen this movie but I plan to. To the person who said TP is only looking for profits…what planet do you live on? We are all looking to profit in some way or another. Will you go to work everyday and ask for nothing in return…I’ll wait. No, didn’t think so. Yes I am over the whole “Ma’dea” plots however if TP wants to continue to make movies, star in them while at the same time employing countless other minorities, I am all for it. Stop focusing on your dislike for TP, someone you do not even know personally, and look at the bigger picture.

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    • So let me get this straight, many of you claim if T.P. did NOT act in his own movies, you would then support him? STFU…you would just find some other reason to hate. I havent seen this movie but I plan to. To the person who said TP is only looking for profits…what planet do you live on? We are all looking to profit in some way or another. Will you go to work everyday and ask for nothing in return…I’ll wait. No, didn’t think so. Yes I am over the whole “Ma’dea” plots however if TP wants to continue to make movies, star in them while at the same time employing countless other minorities, I am all for it. Stop focusing on your dislike for TP, someone you do not even know personally, and look at the bigger picture.
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      LOL and I cosign!

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    • So let me get this straight, many of you claim if T.P. did NOT act in his own movies, you would then support him? STFU…you would just find some other reason to hate. I havent seen this movie but I plan to. To the person who said TP is only looking for profits…what planet do you live on? We are all looking to profit in some way or another. Will you go to work everyday and ask for nothing in return…I’ll wait. No, didn’t think so. Yes I am over the whole “Ma’dea” plots however if TP wants to continue to make movies, star in them while at the same time employing countless other minorities, I am all for it. Stop focusing on your dislike for TP, someone you do not even know personally, and look at the bigger picture.
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      Please!!!~ I’m in no way hatin on Tyler Perry, I just voiced my opinion. I’m glad he’s employed minorities and no i don’t know him personally but his bigger picture is his not mine.

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    • Will you go to work everyday and ask for nothing in return…I’ll wait. No, didn’t think so.
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      @Adriane, Soldier told the TRUTH! Who the hell is out here working for free? No one!!! People are hurting and need jobs so regardless to how some feel about T.P. he’s changing lives and employing people.

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  12. A movie about Tyler Perry trying to be a man. It was okay. Would not pay to see it again or even watch it on bootleg. I think he tries to do too much. He directs, produce, writes and stars in his own movies. Most directors and writers just write and directs, and I think that’s where he gets lost. He just tries to do too much and comes up short.

    JUST MY OPINION!!!

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    • I think he tries to do too much. He directs, produce, writes and stars in his own movies. Most directors and writers just write and directs, and I think that’s where he gets lost. He just tries to do too much and comes up short.
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      Yes I’m so ready for Tyler Perry to stop starring in his own movies except as Madea. Ya gotta give it to him, dude has skills.

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  13. It was a good movie. On the strength that it showed a black man married to black women (unlike Red Tails), everyone should see it.

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    • It was a good movie. On the strength that it showed a black man married to black women (unlike Red Tails),you should see it.
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      Um correction: he and gabriel union were not married in the movie, just engaged.

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  14. I saw it and liked it. Despite what’s being said, apparently SOMEBODY out there likes seeing a Black man step up to help a single mother out! LOL! The movie did $16 million and was #2 @ the box office…that speaks for itself.

    Team T.P.

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  15. T.P. out did himself with Good Deeds!
    ~Great cast and awesome movie.

    Thandie and Gabby rocked in their roles. Nothing negative about the film, it showed black folk in a positive light and that’s always good.

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    • Thandie and Gabby rocked in their roles.
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      Gabby: Once again she plays the wife or girlfriend role and just stands around and looks pretty. No depth. No range. Just bats her fake eyelashes….that’s her schitck.

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  16. The plot: too predictable. Tyler does have a tendacy to do too many “damsel in distress” type movies.

    Overall: I give this movie a C plus or a B minus. It wasn’t his best and it wasn’t his worst.

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  17. “while Walter (Brian White) is a bitter alcoholic who is looked down upon by their mother (Phylicia Rashad).”

    Brian White: He was just soooooooooo extra…and angry and bitter. Just didn’t get why the brotha was so damn uptight. I think Laz Alonzo would have been a better selection for this role.

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  18. “I love happy endings and was so moved by Perry’s performance.”

    Ok I won’t tell y’all the ending of “Good Deeds” based on what my mom told me. I won’t give it away here but I can tell you as a college educated Black woman with an MBA and now looking at doctoral programs, the movie was very unrealistic, in terms of Black male/female relationships. But go ahead Black women and dream if you want too. This is a common theme in TPs movies and that’s why Black women love him, esp older ones.

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    • “I love happy endings and was so moved by Perry’s performance.”

      Ok I won’t tell y’all the ending of “Good Deeds” based on what my mom told me. I won’t give it away here but I can tell you as a college educated Black woman with an MBA and now looking at doctoral programs, the movie was very unrealistic, in terms of Black male/female relationships. But go ahead Black women and dream if you want too. This is a common theme in TPs movies and that’s why Black women love him, esp older ones.
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      WTF does your edumacation have to do with the movie? You sound like a damn fool and for some women their dreams of a good man do come true.

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  19. I loved the movie. thpught it was great!
    I think Tyler did a good job and I look forward to more non-Madea movies.
    (Although I support those too)

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    • I was pleasantly surprised at how well Tyler portrayed his character
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      I Cosign you CIN..He was the kind of man any woman would hope her man would be in such a situation his character was in.

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    • I was pleasantly surprised at how well Tyler portrayed his character
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      I Cosign you CIN..He was the kind of man any woman would hope her man would be in such a situation his character was in.
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      Oh please! he tried to be perfect his character and ain’t NO MAN PERFECT!

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    • Oh please! he tried to be perfect his character and ain’t NO MAN PERFECT!
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      Tyler Perry’s Character (Wesley Deeds) loved his fiance (Gabrielle Union) but fell in love with the janitor (Thandie Newton). Why? because deep down inside he knew his fiance wasn’t giving him the one simple thing that he was missing and that was THE TRUTH! The truth about their relationship or the truth about him being miserable in life. His fiance played the same role that bhe was raised to depise..he fell for Thandie’s character because she taught him how to relax, to seek what made him happy and to be real about it…and that’s what he did Most men are scared to LIVE THEIR TRUTH and his character did, and there’s NOTHING PERFECT ABOUT THAT. He was forced to face HIS TRUTH.

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  20. I really did like the movie but it lost me in some parts, i wanted to know why there was so much tension and animosity between Walter (his brother) Walter and their mother.

    Also it’s hard for me to look at Tyler Perry as a man instead of Madea. Overall the movie was very predictable.

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  21. He has truly evolved as an actor, director and writer. I thought this movie was his BEST yet. Trust and believe, I’m not easily impressed.

    Good Deeds = Good job!
    Go Tyler…let’s get behind this brother and support his work.

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    • Did Gabby forget to perm her roots in this movie too? That chick has some nappy edges.
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      This is not the first time Gabby as graced us with nappy roots

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    • Did Gabby forget to perm her roots in this movie too? That chick has some nappy edges.
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      This is not the first time Gabby as graced us with nappy roots
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      🙂 LOL!!!!
      y’all see that shit too!? How did the “stylists” on the set of this film not catch that?

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  22. Did Thandie’s luck run out in the movie before or after she bought the bike cuz them bishes are expensive.

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    • Did Thandie’s luck run out in the movie before or after she bought the bike cuz them bishes are expensive.
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      She didn’t buy the bike, didn’t YOU LISTEN TO THE MOVIE? She said she used his name to get the bike for a test drive.
      *rolls eyes*

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  23. Tyler looks like a dude when he’s in his Madea get up and looks like Madea when he tries to play a dude.

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    • Tyler Perry has no sex appeal at all.
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      I thought he was sexy until I heard his ‘regular’ voice which to me sounds the same as Madea’s. That was a huge turn off.

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      • I thought he was sexy until I heard his ‘regular’ voice which to me sounds the same as Madea’s. That was a huge turn off.
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        Kinda
        Did anyone else think that Tyler Perry sounded like Madea at times when he was speaking at Whitney’s fune? I did.

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      • Did anyone else think that Tyler Perry sounded like Madea at times when he was speaking at Whitney’s fune? I did.
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        I thought he was really about to go into Madea mode. I was PRAYING he wouldn’t though. That was neither the time nor place.

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      • 🙂
        He DID sound like Madea….and you could tell it was unintentional because he was being VERY serious!

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      • @ Yasha, when Tyler started quoting those scriptures, Madea rolled out of him. He’s a man that has an old lace front wig wearing lady trapped inside of him. Must be painful to not be who you really want to be, feminine. Don’t get me wrong, I love me some T.P., but he seems so uncomfortable in his own skin.

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  24. Usually I support all non-Madea Tyler Perry movies, but for some reason I have zero interest in seeing this moving.

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  25. IMO Tyler Perry just shows Vunerabilites of men… Something I think that is lacking in our culture. Due to the fact that people will think you are gay if you are not uber Masculine… which is completely overcomepensation and BullShit.

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  26. I’m happy for him, but I won’t be going to see it. Once you’ve seen one Tyler Perry film, you’ve seen them all in my opinion.

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