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Tyler Perry's Good Deeds (2012)

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Critic Consensus: Tyler Perry's craftmanship as a director continues to improve, but his stories are still the same ol' hoary, pretentious melodramas.

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A successful, wealthy businessman, Wesley Deeds (Tyler Perry) has always done what's expected of him, whether it's assuming the helm of his father's company, tolerating his brother's misbehavior at the office or planning to marry his beautiful but restless fiancée, Natalie (Gabrielle Union). But Wesley is jolted out of his predictable routine when he meets Lindsey (Thandie Newton), a down-on-her-luck single mother who works on the cleaning crew in his office building. When he offers to help her get back on her feet, the chance encounter with someone so far outside his usual circle ignites something in Wesley. This one good deed may finally spark his courage to exchange the life that's expected of him for the life he's always really wanted. -- (C) Lionsgatemore
Rating: PG-13 (for sexual content, language, some violence and thematic material)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Tyler Perry
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 12, 2012
Box Office: $35.0M
Runtime:
Lionsgate Films - Official Site

Cast

Tyler Perry
as Wesley Deeds
Thandie Newton
as Lindsey Wakefield
Brian J. White
as Walt Deeds
Jamie Kennedy
as Mark Freeze
Andrew Masset
as Mr. Brunson
Victoria Loving
as Mrs. Brunson
Tom Thon
as Milton
Nevaina
as Teacher
Karenlie Riddering
as Child Care Worker
Clay Adams
as Security Guard
Daniel Orellana
as Tow Truck Driver
Mark E. Swinton
as Shelter Worker 1
Brenda Porter
as Shelter Worker 2
Bob Lanoue
as Shelter Worker 3
Gordon Price
as Homeless Man
Crystle Stewart
as Secretary
Brenda Sharman
as Gate Attendant
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Critic Reviews for Tyler Perry's Good Deeds

All Critics (33) | Top Critics (12)

A ridiculously redemptive finale negates almost all of the preceding dramatic tension and resurrects a cloying Richard Marx chestnut to boot.

Full Review… | February 26, 2012
Time Out
Top Critic

Whose life, Wesley asks in the movie's narration, is he living? Judging from all the sterile office and apartment space and his mile-long face, I'd say Bruce Willis's in "The Sixth Sense.''

Full Review… | February 25, 2012
Boston Globe
Top Critic

There aren't a lot of laughs in "Good Deeds," and it could have used more of them.

Full Review… | February 24, 2012
Arizona Republic
Top Critic

An otherwise unremarkable pic that takes what feels like a very long time to unwind a drearily predictable storyline.

Full Review… | February 24, 2012
Variety
Top Critic

Good Deeds honors goodness, which isn't at all a bad thing, and it's not without moments of genuine feeling. But by the film's end, after watching a seemingly infinite number of dour close-ups of sober self-evaluation, I felt bludgeoned.

Full Review… | February 24, 2012
New York Times
Top Critic

Good Deeds, with its Frank Capra-gone-Good Will Hunting title, is lucky to have Thandie Newton, easily the most gifted actress ever to have starred in a Tyler Perry movie.

Full Review… | February 24, 2012
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Tyler Perry's Good Deeds

I enjoy Tyler Perry's movies, especially the Madea flicks. However, his movies can be very melodramatic and borderline Lifetime TV quality. Here, "Good Deeds" is one of those borderline movies. Perry plays Wesley Deeds, a rich businessman who feels like he should be doing something else with his life. He meets a single mother(Thadie Newton) who is down on her luck, and he sets out to help her and hopefully find some meaning to his life. The story is kind of generic, or as I called it "a prostitionious-less, black version of Pretty Woman". Even Emily kind of agreed with that. The performances are ok, but over the top with the drama. It also drags out at nearly 2 hours, and could have been about 20 minutes shorter and told the same story with probably better effect. I don't think this is his worst movie, but it's far from his best. I'd say it could have used some Madea, but she wouldn't have fit in anywhere in this movie, so she isn't missed. Perry fans will probably give it a "meh", but even a "meh" Perry movie, is better than no Perry movie.

Everett Johnson
Everett Johnson

Super Reviewer

½

Wesley Deeds is About to Discover the Person He Was Meant to Be.

Not bad or great. It is a script with certain imbalance and some organizational issues. Nevertheless, as a light romance story about a man's desire to chase his dreams, it is a movie that delivers sufficiency and warmth occasionally. It is not a movie that shines, but it remains a simple and interesting story with an attempt to tell a message.

A successful, wealthy businessman, Wesley Deeds Tyler Perry) has always done what's expected of him, whether it's assuming the helm of his father's company, tolerating his brother's misbehavior at the office or planning to marry his beautiful but restless fiancee, Natalie (Gabrielle Union). But Wesley is jolted out of his predictable routine when he meets Lindsey (Thandie Newton), a down-on-her-luck single mother who works as a cleaning person in his office building. Outspoken, impulsive and proud- and also recently evicted- Lindsey struggles to make ends meet for herself and her young daughter. But when Wesley offers to help her get back on her feet, his innocent good deed ignites and unexpected attraction- and suddenly Wesley finds himself caught between the life he thought he wanted and the powerful desires of his heart...

MANUGINO
Manu Gino

Super Reviewer

½

I liked the story...good people getting together, trying their best to do the right thing. This is my first Tyler Perry movie and I think now I have to go back and look at some of the others.

Bathsheba Monk
Bathsheba Monk

Super Reviewer

Tyler Perry's Good Deeds Quotes

Lindsey: I'm not talking to you midget! I'm talking to this ass!
– Submitted by Noleen N (3 years ago)
Lindsey: You should never apoligize for sayin what you feel.
– Submitted by Robert S (3 years ago)
Wesley Deeds: That would make me predictable.
– Submitted by Francine G (3 years ago)
Lindsey Wakefield: A lot of times in relationships, people don't say what they feel cos they're afraid of being hurt or let down.
– Submitted by Kookiie T (4 years ago)

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