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The Single Moms Club (2014)

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Average Rating: 4.2/10
Reviews Counted: 25
Fresh: 4 | Rotten: 21

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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Average Rating: 4.6/10
Critic Reviews: 13
Fresh: 2 | Rotten: 11

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

PG-13,

Drama, Comedy

Tyler Perry

Jul 22, 2014

$16.0M

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

March 16, 2014 Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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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.

March 16, 2014 Full Review Source: Boston Globe
Boston Globe
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[T]his is a film about catharsis and camaraderie, not logic.

March 14, 2014 Full Review Source: New York Daily News
New York Daily News
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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

March 14, 2014 Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly
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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.

March 14, 2014 Full Review Source: 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?

March 14, 2014 Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly
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The title not only succinctly sums up the basic premise, but the totality of Perry's development of it.

April 21, 2014 Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com
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We see very little of the women's vicissitudes, or the ways in which they support one another through their club.

March 20, 2014 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
Austin Chronicle

A contrived, formulaic, heavy-handed melodrama about camaraderie and the value of female solidarity.

March 20, 2014 Full Review Source: SSG Syndicate
SSG Syndicate

This is the third feature within a year (on top of two TV shows) to come out of Perry's fast food, drive-thru productions. So it's not surprising that the Single Moms Club feels like it was slapped together by someone who is ready to take the next order.

March 18, 2014 Full Review Source: NOW Toronto
NOW Toronto

[...]Single Moms Club cannot muster up the energy to be as insulting and offensive [or] as overtly, aggressively sexist as most of Perry's films [but the film] feels suspiciously like a glorified pilot for a television show[...]

March 17, 2014 Full Review Source: The Dissolve
The Dissolve

It's downright terrible at times. However, it's not nearly as awful as his two features that came out last year.

March 14, 2014 Full Review Source: 7M Pictures
7M Pictures

"The Single Moms Club" is almost good.

March 14, 2014 Full Review Source: RogerEbert.com
RogerEbert.com

A stacked deck of one-dimensional demonstrations of female oppression, explored - and overcome - with Perry's typically well-intentioned but misguided notions of empowerment, 'The Single Moms Club' ranks among the filmmaker's worst work yet.

March 14, 2014 Full Review Source: ScreenCrush
ScreenCrush

Perry tosses in comedic moments when the tension gets too intense, but he doesn't do it at the sake of any of the characters. This is a movie about five interesting -- and funny -- women dealing with real world problems.

March 14, 2014 Full Review Source: Fresno Bee
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Audience Reviews for The Single Moms Club

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.
August 19, 2014
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Manu Gino

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It's Tyler Perry... lol.
June 27, 2014
Heather Joy

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    1. Peter: You don't have to be good at starting over. You just have to be good at letting go.
    – Submitted by Trina B (5 months ago)
    1. T.K.: Divorced 4 years. We're good people, just not good together.
    – Submitted by Trina B (5 months ago)
    1. May: My grandmother used to say a woman's purse is a reflection of her life.
    – Submitted by Trina B (5 months ago)
    1. Hillary: How do you do it? How do you be a single mom?
    2. Lytia: You can't think about it or it's overwhelming. You take one snotty nose and one dirty diaper at a time.
    – Submitted by Trina B (5 months ago)
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