I Can Do Bad All By Myself – A Movie Review

I liked it. . .that is all.


I saw ICDBABM at the Studio Movie Grill which in itself is quite an experience. Not to be a stereotype but there is something about hot wings at the movies that is conducive to conversation.

Back to movie review!

Love him or hate him Tyler Perry gets a formula and milks the heck out of it. Down trodden woman. Check. Abused children/childhood. Check. Handsome working class man to save her and religious conversion. Check and check.

The actors:

Taraji P Henson plays crazy oh so well. I can still hear her voice ringing in my ear, "Joooooodddddyyyyy!!!!!" (Baby Boy 2001)

Adam Rodriguez is the cutie from CSI Miami but this movie had me thinking, Where in the world can I get a Colombian handyman.OMG, he says this line in the movie that nearly had me in a puddle on the floor. It wasn't the actual words but his delivery that had me thinking, is this really how men speak. Really? Am I that much out of the loop, that I have forgotten.

I won't tell you what it is. See the movie first and see if it jumps out at you the way it did me.

The Music

Mary J Blige is the TRUTH! I owe Mary and apology for saying that Mary trying to hit a note is like being blindfolded aiming at a pinata. Sure she is in the vicinity but 'll be doggone if she keep missing that thing. LOL

Mary sings the title tune ICDBABM that had me wanting to give her a standing ovation.

Marvin Winans and Gladys Knight did their thing but who would expect anything different.

I do have one point of contention. It is the sore thumb that always sticks right out in a TP film that makes me wanna give up on them – the obligatory Color Purple rip off scene!

Why Tyler? Why!!! It always brings the movie to a screeching halt. But hey, his dime, his drama.

If you have seen it? What do you think? And um, where can I find a a Colombian handy man? Help a sista out.