Daddy's Little Girls (2007) - Rotten Tomatoes

Daddy's Little Girls (2007)

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Critic Consensus: Daddy's Little Girls boasts fine performances and a poignant message, but is ultimately let down by amateurish filmmaking.

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Diary of a Mad Black Woman mastermind Tyler Perry turns the familiar Cinderella tale on its head with this story concerning a successful female attorney who falls in love with a financially strapped mechanic. Monty (Idris Elba) is struggling mechanic and single father of three from a poor neighborhood. Upon learning that custody of his beloved daughters has been awarded to his morally bankrupt, drug-dealing ex-wife Jennifer (Tasha Smith), desperate Monty enlists the aid of beautiful Ivy league-educated lawyer Julia (Gabrielle Union) -- whom he recently met during his brief stint as a chauffeur -- in ensuring that his daughters remain with him in a stable and loving environment. Despite the vast social and economical differences that divide them, Monty and Julia soon begin to find themselves unexpectedly falling in love with one another as they work together to save Monty's daughters from a life of crime and corruption. Now, in order to reconcile their blossoming romance and overcome the forces that threaten to destroy the only thing that Monty holds dear, the concerned father and powerful lawyer will have to bridge the gap that divides them by coming together to prove that true love really does have the power to prevail. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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    PG-13 (for thematic material, drug and sexual content, some violence and language)
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    $31,339,647.00
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Cast

Tasha Smith
as Jennifer
China Anne McClain
as China James
Rochelle Dewberry
as Miss Rochelle
L. Warren Young
as Councilman
Sharyn Shields
as Civil Lawyer
Leland L. Jones
as District Attorney
Donna Biscoe
as Social Worker
Bennet Guillory
as Principal
Mark Oliver
as Jennifer's Lawyer
Sasha the Diva
as Club Lady 3
Arron Momon
as Young Monty
Joey Nappo
as Player 1
Arvell Poe
as Player 2
Giulia Pagano
as Criminal Judge
Bob Banks
as Mr. Jones
Sharon Cain
as Civil Court Bailiff
Dan Albright
as Judge 3
Sharan Mansfield
as Mrs. Mansfield
Javon Johnson
as Brenda's Husband
E. Roger Mitchell
as Joe's Criminal Lawyer
Judy Peterson
as Choir Soloist
Gordon Daniels
as Probation Officer
John Beasley
as 125 Family Court Judge
Monica Kaufman
as Announcer
Joan Pringle
as Civil Court Judge
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Critic Reviews for Daddy's Little Girls

All Critics (53) | Top Critics (23)

Dismissed by critics but embraced by African-American audiences, Tyler Perry now opens his pictures without press previews, but on the basis of this expert melodrama he might want to reconsider.

Full Review… | December 3, 2007
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Love can transcend class lines; in Tyler Perry's universe, it also defies all rules of the legal system -- and logic.

Full Review… | March 3, 2007
Time Out
Top Critic

It makes you happy to receive the Word of Perry.

Full Review… | February 21, 2007
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Come back, Madea, and bring your chainsaw.

February 20, 2007
Village Voice
Top Critic

While its look at interclass romance among African-Americans and the struggles of a working-class single father is fresh and vital, the heavy-handed execution isn't.

Full Review… | February 17, 2007
AV Club
Top Critic

Subtlety has never been Perry's strength, but his previous films balanced the sermonizing with good humor and sincerity. Perhaps next time, he'll ease up on the lectures, and bring back the love.

Full Review… | February 16, 2007
New York Daily News
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Daddy's Little Girls

An inspiring well thought out film. To bad that's all it has going for it. Tyler Perry should stick to comedies, as if that still does him good. There was no real plot build-up to this one. Everything was also fasted pasted, which is not good for a movie that has a sub genre of drama. With poor performances by the cast there was no real emotion to this movie. And this is a movie that should have emotion. The fight scene at the end between Monty and the gangsters was laughable. Even thought this is a comedy I don't believe I was supposed to laugh at that scene. I would recommend this to women that basically would watch anything that would make them cry.

Eduardo Tobias
Eduardo Tobias

Super Reviewer

The one and only Tyler Perry film that I have seen and I hope I don't end up seeing many. This paint by numbers effort translates bad rom com to the black community.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

Super Reviewer

The critics may have hated it but I for one loved this film. An exceptionally well acted and thought of dramatic story with tangible emotive performances and a very well thought out script. Although there were a few "Hollywood touches" that bypassed alot of the judicial practices in this film, if you take it for the raw power the lead actors possessed whilst playing their parts, you forget that this film is ultimatley about law. The good ol' race card was played heavily in this movie but in fairness to Perry, its a card worth playing. A very good film indeed.

Unknown Hobo
Unknown Hobo

Super Reviewer

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