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First Look At Tyler Perry And Gabrielle Union In "Good Deeds"

by Tambay A. Obenson
December 6, 2011 6:58 PM
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Nothing special (above)... posted earlier today on the film's Facebook page (HERE). I'm sure a few more will pop up shortly, with a trailer for the film in the next few weeks, given that it's scheduled to open fairly soon, February 2012, in what should be a big year for Tyler Perry, with at least 4 films expected to open in theaters - this one (Good Deeds), his take on Alex CrossThe Marriage Counselor (which he's directing but not starring in), and a Madea movie (though no word on where the gun-carrying grandmother will turn up this time).

As a recap... Tyler Perry plays successful entrepreneur Glen Deeds, who is about to get married to his uptown fiancee playe by Gabrielle Union, when he suddenly finds himself more interested in a down-on-her-luck single mother played by Thandie Newton.

Anyone wanna take a stab at captioning the above photo... just for the hell of it? What might be going down in this scene?

The poster follows below if you missed it when it was posted about a month ago.

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  • Charlene | December 12, 2011 6:43 PMReply

    Boy, we can't wait. The girls are ready.

  • Orville | December 8, 2011 9:36 PMReply

    People want to hate on Tyler Perry BUT he must be doing something right since this year Forbes Magazine said he was the most successful male entertainer in Hollywood. Tyler made over $130 million dollars more than a lot of top Hollywood directors and actors. I respect Tyler for doing his thing and making his CASH. Other black directors, screenwriters need to wake up and target their audience. Don't hate on Tyler because he is making that dough.

  • misha | December 7, 2011 11:28 PMReply

    Umm, forget Tyler. What the hell is going on with Gabrielle's hair in that photo? It looks a hot mess!

  • Cherish | December 8, 2011 9:47 AM

    Ha. I was thinking the same thing. That clip-on doesn't match her hair texture. ugh.

  • Adam Scott Thompson | December 7, 2011 7:19 PMReply

    Citizen Coon.

  • KeyShantel | December 7, 2011 5:02 PMReply

    What is going on with that hair? lordy

  • CareyCarey | December 7, 2011 12:26 PMReply

    @ MARCO BOLO, stand up a take a bow! Your comment is deliciously on point. Yes sir, critics and the do or die contrarian and your garden variety haters love nothing more than dancing on another man's dream, but they, themselves, can't bust a grape. But I'll tell you what, nothing attracts my evil-eye more than their use of trite and frequently misused phrases such as ---> "does that mean they are not to be criticized?". WHAT? CRITICIZED??!! Excuse me, but someone will have to tell me how most of the comments directed at Tyler Perry (on this thread) fall under that category of CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM? I mean, I know and can smell hate, attacks, jealousy, bitches and moans from a mile away.

  • Quentin | December 7, 2011 3:44 PM

    I basically said the same thing in response to MECCA's comment. I agree with you both.

  • CareyCarey | December 7, 2011 3:33 PM

    "but I never see you {Carey} actually discuss the caliber of his oeuvre. I think we all know why" ~ Akimbo. Akimbo, that's completely not true. On several occasions - over several years, I've discussed all the merits of Tyler's work or lack there of. However, unlike many, you will not see me swimming around his head like hungry sharks moving in for the kill. I fail to see the purpose and/or the rewards of constantly finding fault in the man's personal life or small indiscretions in his film making process. To that degree, when a person chastises another for their beliefs, convictions, religion, etc, I question the motives and purpose of them doing so. And as I've said many times, I think, I believe it's far more positive and enriching experience to highlight the good in every person, than to swim in negativity. It's always been my opinion that gossip and the berating of someones skills serves no purpose and thus, those opinions should be viewed as garbage and thrown in the trash can. Another way to look at that is TAKE THE GOOD and leave the rest behind. Now my brother, I nor anyone else (imo) is trying to bind the hands of freedom of speech... lets get that straight! What I am doing and saying is that each of us should be held responsible for our words. So when I see folks hiding their real motives and agendas behind "it's just my opinion" and " critics and criticism measure the good and bad qualities of a product", I am compelled to say "slow your roll buddy and please stop with the porous and ambiguous statements". Those types of comments seem to be nothing more than escape hatches. I mean, it's a given that criticism is a useful tool, but again, the breath and depth of said criticism is my major concern. However, as been noted many times, over many years, many readers of this site love nothing more than ingratiating cynicism, hater blades, confusion and negativity, that which I've come to believe serves little or no purpose whatsoever.
    Look Akimbo, you said Tyler Perry is talentless. So, should we take you seriously, or should we assume you have a special kind of talent stick? OR, maybe you're just talkin'? You know, we should take what you say with a grain of salt?

  • Akimbo | December 7, 2011 1:01 PM

    Where was the word "constructive" mentioned ever? You do realize that criticism does not have to be constructive and that it's not inherently negative, right? I mean, naturally due to the poor quality of his work, most criticism of Tyler Perry will be negative, but critics and criticism measure the good and bad qualities of a product. Regardless, all you do is defend Tyler Perry the man and call people miserable haters, but I never see you actually discuss the caliber of his oeuvre. I think we all know why.

  • statum106 | December 7, 2011 11:59 AMReply

    (Photo Caption):

    Say it with me. "I am Alex Cross." "My name is Alex Cross."

  • Mecca | December 7, 2011 11:52 AMReply

    The comments on this post doesn't surprise me one bit. I would like to say at least T.P is devoted to casting AA actors in his films. I mean it is not fair that we sit and criticize this man who is actually working to bring AA actors to the big screen. I'm not a T.P fan. I don't support his movies. But I don't see the point of poking fun at a man who is heavily committed to hiring AA actors, writers, producers etc.

  • Quentin | December 7, 2011 3:40 PM

    I agree with MECCA. Although, I don't see anything wrong with articulating criticism towards his work as a filmmaker. TP can actually learn something if it's the right criticism. We all had to go through it. I just feel that talking about the way his stereotypes, buffoonery and him dressing as a woman has nothing to do with the craft of film storytelling. It's just some repetitive soundbite that comes off as socially conscious when usually, after the first time it was stated, actually comes off as piggybacking when one isn't really smart enough to formulate their own opinion about his work.

  • Cherish | December 7, 2011 9:08 AMReply

    So in this movie the dark skin girl will be the "uptown, bougie girl" and the light skin-ned girl will be the one struggling, down-on-her-luck?

    Wow, Tyler Perry is really starting to diversify and expand his horizons. You people need to give the man more credit.

  • Cherish | December 7, 2011 11:41 AM

    BTW, I am being sarcastic.

  • Meta | December 7, 2011 11:32 AM

    Stephan it has a ton of relevancy in casting. Really? How can you ignore it. Our options are still tricky. Who plays what always has some foolishness stamped to it. Intentional or not. But if it was the other way around, it would be on blast here for sure.

  • Stefan | December 7, 2011 11:24 AM

    Why does it have to be dark skin or light skin? Really? Is that all? MOMO, that has nothing to do with casting decisions, you obviously aren't in the business. How can you say it seems fake and you haven't seen the movie?

  • Momo | December 7, 2011 11:15 AM

    I pray that this was sarcasm....b/c it is sooo obvious what Tyler was trying to do with the casting obvious that it seems fake

  • Marco Bolo | December 7, 2011 6:59 AMReply

    You people are lost, why hate when he is employing so many people and making black films! I have never seen or heard of Tyler Perry trying to tell a stories p.o.v through anything then a ordinary black experience, and you proper folks go ham like it's bringing down the race. No you are bringing down the race you would rather idolize a Steve Mcqueen, who tells stories through the p.o.v of a white protaganist, and you hail him as a genious?! Like black men don't deal with sex addiction?! Oh wait Mcqueen has a English accent so it makes you proper folks feel important because he makes real movies ( about white folks)! Stop all the class warfare, stop hating on ourselves and let's keep this TP bitching behind closed doors, you too Tambay because if TP gave you a chance to be a Filmmaker not a film critic ( I used to laugh @ critics in film school we all knew they could call the next man out but didn't have a single original thought in thier mind, that's why there critics) and let's continue to foster this new wave of black cinema from TP to me! Bolo out!!!!

  • Akimbo | December 7, 2011 11:23 AM

    Hitler, the illegal drug industry, and Walmart employ(ed) a lot of people, too; does that mean they are not to be criticized? Tyler Perry goes dumpster diving, cobbles together moldy scraps of better movies, puts that garbage in theaters and try to say it's for me? No. Keep that crap to yourself, you talentless con artist.

  • MacUffin | December 7, 2011 2:39 AMReply

    Gabrielle: "Can you promise me that this will be better than Daddy's Little Girls?"
    Tyler: "Nope...But everybody's going to pay to see it anyway."
    Gabrielle: "Okay. I'm in."

  • U OF I ALUM | December 7, 2011 4:19 AM

    Sounds like somebody's been doing some eavesdropping -- LOL!

  • Akimbo | December 7, 2011 12:34 AMReply

    I read this script and there is absolutely nothing to it. The story could be told in 15 minutes; just another down on her luck woman being rescued by a man. If it comes on TV or streams on Netflix, maybe I'll play it while multitasking...maybe.

  • LandLocked | December 6, 2011 9:21 PMReply

    Too busy to add my usual anti-Tyler Perry comment today; I trust others will do their part, on my behalf and others'.

  • Anna Lucasta | December 6, 2011 11:25 PM

    SAYIT: you ignorant, hoodish, ghetto Tyler Perry fans are all alike -- talk alike, too. Ironically, you criticize someone who implies something negative about Tyler Perry by referring to theirs as "niggerish behavior" -- however, has it occurred to you that such behavior, as seen in the works of Tyler Perry, who you so vehemently defend as if you just found out, once again, that some braided-hair thug was not your baby's daddy, is the reason why such negative remarks continue to be directed toward him? (I'll brace myself for your reply -- something tells me there's a chance it might me profanity-laced, over-the-top and none too kind!)

  • sayit | December 6, 2011 9:49 PM

    Another motherfucker who love to talk shit! Being hateful will get your ass no where! Stop with the niggerish behavior!

  • africasacountry | December 6, 2011 8:46 PMReply

    Fiancee: "Where will your gun-carrying grandmother turn up next time?"

  • Tamara | December 6, 2011 8:37 PMReply

    Fiancee: "You called...[me for this role. THANK YOU.]"

    I kind of like the poster. Reminds me of that Lance Gross poster-flick, too. And then it reminds me of something else I can't place. Tyler likes to sample old school posters...

  • Most esteemed | December 6, 2011 8:16 PMReply

    It really pains me to see how blatantly ignorant and homophobic black people are. Say what you will about his filmmaking prowess, but leave the man's sexuality alone. Have you NO decency??

  • Peggy | December 6, 2011 7:28 PMReply

    "Wesley Deeds is about to discover the person he was meant to be..." GAY?

  • N'jaila Rhee | December 7, 2011 11:28 AM

    You see that movie I would actually be interested to watch.

  • ANONYMOUS | December 7, 2011 7:46 AM


  • Akimbo | December 7, 2011 12:28 AM

    To be fair, his issues always tend to bleed into his work: terrible mothers and pretty boys in blue collar attire. He's definitely trying to tell us something.

  • KeepingITreal | December 6, 2011 9:47 PM

    Your momma surely raised you wrong! Why are you concerned about his sexuality?

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