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By Doug Norrie 2013-03-24 11:35:13discussion comments
Tyler Perry's Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor
At what point do we just assume Tyler Perry is punking/trolling all of us? When does he come out and say, “For the last decade or so I’ve been just trying to push the envelope further and further to see how terrible a flick I can get financed and into theaters.” There’s really no other explanation, and for his latest he’s pulled out all the stops. Now I’m just waiting for Ashton Kutcher to jump out.

I don’t have unlimited space here so we’ll need to hit the major beats pretty quickly. It has “Confessions of a Marriage Counselor” in the title. No, it’s not a rom-com, but a drama-thriller. And though “marriage counselor” figures prominently in the title, I see no real explanation for why that is central to the rest of the movie. Yes, the main character appears to be a marriage counselor (Right? It was hard to tell), but her client comes in alone. And who is she confessing to? He makes the antagonist/love interest a social media mogul probably because he wanted it to be symbolic of something, but it just sounds so contrived. And finally, he doubles everything down by casting Kim Kardashian and tasking her with acting. Bravo Tyler, bravo.

We’re all well-acquainted with Perry’s resume. He’s directed Piece of Garbage (32%), Unwatchable Sh@#$storm (21%), Hack Writing Job (12%), How Did this Get Made (26%). Perry has two kinds of movies: Bad and Really Awful. About four years ago he fell ass backwards into “Meh” with I Can Do Bad All By Myself (62%), but that’s an outlier. Tyler Perry continues to have the last laugh. And don’t worry he’s got two more flicks in the pipeline after this one. The big joke continues. The Rotten Watch for Tyler Perry's Temptation is 31%

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