The Single Moms Club (2014)

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Critic Consensus: The Single Moms' Club finds Tyler Perry avoiding some of the pitfalls of his earlier work, but continuing to rely on heavy-handed melodrama at the expense of sensible characters or absorbing storylines.


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When five struggling single moms put aside their differences to form a support group, they find inspiration and laughter in their new sisterhood, and help each other overcome the obstacles that stand in their way. (c) Lionsgate

Rating: PG-13 (for some sexual material and thematic elements)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Tyler Perry
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 22, 2014
Box Office: $16.0M
Runtime:
Lionsgate Films - Official Site

Cast


as Hillary

as Esperanza

as Branson

as Manny's Mother

as Hillary's Attorney

as David's Attorney

as Board Member #1

as Board Member #2

as Secretary

as Waffle House Manager

as Principal Walters

as Piano Teacher

as Coffee Shop Waiter

as Man #1

as Female Bystander

as Mariachi Singer

as Male Karaoke Singer

as Female Karaoke Singe...

as Piano Teacher
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Critic Reviews for The Single Moms Club

All Critics (25) | Top Critics (13)

The moral here is that no challenge is insurmountable if you form a club. And keep a wine opener handy.

Full Review… | March 16, 2014
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic

In Tyler Perry's latest opus, "The Single Moms Club," he demonstrates how disparate stereotypes can find common ground through the power of a single cliché.

Full Review… | March 16, 2014
Boston Globe
Top Critic

[T]his is a film about catharsis and camaraderie, not logic.

Full Review… | March 14, 2014
New York Daily News
Top Critic

This is How Stella Got Her Groove Back for the Pop-Tart crowd, a wish-fulfillment weepie that narrowly clears Perry's low bar, thanks mostly to Wendi McLendon-Covey and Cocoa Brown

Full Review… | March 14, 2014
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

Mr. Perry's latest film touches upon some recognizable and realistic challenges with efficient compassion, but there's probably more dramatic tension in a car pool than in this film's collection of predicaments.

Full Review… | March 14, 2014
New York Times
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Just wondering, but if these sisters are indeed capable of doing it for themselves as the film insists, why can't at least one of them do it without a man?

Full Review… | March 14, 2014
Entertainment Weekly
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Audience Reviews for The Single Moms Club

As Roxane Gay notes in her book of essays "Bad Feminist": "Tyler Perry loves to tell a good morality tale." This has hindered me from watching a Tyler Perry production since the 2005 film "Diary of a Mad Black Woman." That film was filled with forced morality, and stifling stereotypes. This film, too, has its moments of morality, especially when it comes to caricaturized men who are made unnecessarily villainous to suit a woman-power narrative. The women have to fight against ex-husbands, addict ex-boyfriends, institutionalized sexism, and poverty. Each of the women in this film learn a lesson, spoon fed to the audience with each guiltily soapy scene. The women's interactions with each other often revolve around complaining about men, their children, and their lack of support. I'm not even sure that this film can pass the Bechdel Test, or if it does than it's by a narrow margin. While it's nice to see a film helmed by women, I just wish their characters are explored beyond their families. While Jan (McLendon-Covey) has a major plot with her job, it's quickly abandoned, because she is portrayed as a harried career woman who is completely closed off and man hating. It's much better than past Tyler Perry films, but not by much.

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Spencer S.

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½

A mediocre movie that is not for everyone! Overall, once I finished taking in a midday viewing, I realized that The Single Moms Club came off as a very uneven viewing experience. The film drips with sentimental goo and shifts its tone from funny, to uncomfortable, to flat out depressing ever so quickly. There are some heartfelt moments between members of the cast that are effectively powerful. But with an underdeveloped conclusion, some embarrassingly bad line riffing from the actors as mentioned earlier, and a demeaning label that seems saddled to their roles, it was difficult to call this thin inspiring. In hindsight though, I didn't find The Single Moms Club to be a bad film. I just found it to be almost mean-spirited, too coincidental, and vaguely aloof. Let me put it this way, it's a "club" worth checking out only if you avoid going to all the meetings.
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When five struggling single moms put aside their differences to form a support group, they find inspiration and laughter in their new sisterhood, and help each other overcome the obstacles that stand in their way.

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Manu Gino

Super Reviewer

I very much enjoyed this movie. Loved the story lines , characters and their dynamics. One of my favorite Tyler Perry movies.

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