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SYNOPSIS: A bold exploration of the intrigue and perils of infidelity, Tyler Perry's Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor is a compelling love story that dives straight into the heart of obsessive passion. "It's about a woman who starts to get restless in her relationship and her choice to be with another man has a huge effect on the rest of her life," explains screenwriter/producer/director Tyler Perry. "She goes on a journey - in her career and in her marriage - and she ends up in a
Mar 29, 2013 Wide
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Perry has some worthwhile filmic models-Temptation gestures at Woody Allen in its setup, and Douglas Sirk in its melodrama-but he isn't even in the same star cluster as those greats.
Look, we know what's going to happen. The movie's called Temptation, okay? Yet we still have to sit through more than an hour of flirty glances and repetitive conversations between Judith and Harley until anything vaguely adulterous occurs.
Tyler Perry's Temptation is an awful, awful film and while it is easy to mock and dismiss, it is also kind of a shame to behold.
Limp pacing and countless shots of Washington's skyline plague the narrative.
A few wild, third-act twists give Perry's middling melodrama some soap-opera kick. But all the finger-wagging sure does get tiring after a while.
Perry's ongoing disinterest in improving as a filmmaker is now seemingly part of his unshakable belief in himself, his insistence on doing his thing his way.
Perry's movies have become so thematically grandiose, visually incoherent, and self-defensively bourgeois that the only way to receive them lately is as a cynic.
Straitlaced and sermonizing, this is a sluggish cautionary tale about deviating from righteous church teachings.
Smollett-Bell, Gross, and Brandy work hard to bring an emotional authenticity to their characters and relationships--an authenticity that is ultimately negated by questionable choices in Perry's script and direction.
Never has a film so needed Tyler Perry in Madea drag or a pot of boiling grits hurled in someone's face.
There are many problems with the opening two-thirds of Temptation; an infinity of problems. But the biggest is that it's immoderately boring.
Perry accurately points out how, when a marriage gets dull, you don't actually need a rich, intense playboy (Robbie Jones) who reveals himself to be Lucifer incarnate to speed up the "till death do us part" process.
Tyler Perry is a moralist who doesn't have sense enough to engage us by making sin look like fun.
[Perry's] characters, if they could speak outside of his universe, would do nothing but scream in agony as life crushes them in its God-shaped vise of moral consequence. And that is awesome to watch.
A present-day parable preaching to the choir with sobering warnings about taking your mate for granted and the love of money as the root of all evil. The Gospel according to Tyler Perry!
When its third act erupts into full-blown theatrical maximalism, Tyler Perry's Temptation practically turns into Brian De Palma's Temptation.
Audience Reviews for Temptation
- Janice: Can't you just knock. Just the person I want to see have a seat
- Judith: No! I wanted to just say thank you for the job but it's going to be my last week.
- Janice: No! This is your last day, I just got a call telling me Harley is out of the deal with me and going to open practice with you.
- Judith: That's what we are planning to do!
- Janice: We? Little Girl you have no idea what you are in for. But I wish you with all the best with your struggle.
- Judith: You know I've been meaning to tell you are in a existential identity crisis; I done my research on you spent those two weeks in Paris and now of a sudden with a french accent, we know you from Georgia!
- Janice: Bitch you better get your ass out of my office!
- Brice: Never but fits the role very well
- Harley: Lance Gross surprise me
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