Monday, September 28, 2009

Review the Movie : I can do bad all by Myself

Review the Movie : I can do bad all by MyselfReview the Movie : I can do bad all by Myself. April (Taraji P. Henson), a selfish alcoholic singer, is performing at a nightclub where she works. On the other side of town, Madea and Uncle Joe (Tyler Perry) catch Jennifer (Hope Olaide Wilson), Manny (Kwesi Boakye), and Byron (Frederick Siglar) breaking in to their house. After hearing the children’s troubles, Madea welcomes them and feeds them. She also tells Madea that they’re living with their aunt, April, who lives with her shady boyfriend, Randy, (Brian J. White) who’s married with children. The next morning, Madea brings the kids to April's house but April doesn’t want to be bothered with them. Meanwhile, Pastor Brian (Marvin Winans) sends a Colombian immigrant named Sandino (Adam Rodriguez) to her house for work and a place to stay. April puts Sandino in her basement and locks him there because she doesn't know him that well. While working around the house, Sandino surprises April by cleaning himself up and becoming very handsome. When Randy arrives, he sees April with the kids and Sandino and heckles him while making makes subtle advances at Jennifer.

Shortly after, Pastor Brian and Wilma (Gladys Knight), a church member, comes to informs April that her mother died from a fatal brain aneurysm while riding on a bus. Sandino comforts April while Randy ignores her because he doesn't want to be bothered. Depressed, Jennifer goes to Madea wanting to know how to pray. However, Madea, inexperienced with prayer, attempts to instruct in a scene that plays out comically. The same night, Wilma sings "The Need to Be", an uplifting song for women and Tanya (Mary J. Blige), the nightclub bartende, sings "I Can Do Bad". After singing the song, Tanya is fed up with April's attitude and tries to help her friend despite that she can't help April if she can’t help herself. Over time, Sandino and April become friends and Sandino fixes a ruined bedroom in her house making Manny and Bryon happy expect Jennifer who feels April doesn't want them there. While on a date, Sandino teaches April about true love. The next morning, Sandino gets April ready for church, but Randy threatens to kill Sandino if he continues to spend time with April.
Late one night, Manny needs his insulin shot and Jennifer gets it for him in the kitchen. There, Randy attempts to rape Jennifer, but is fought off by Sandino. April walks in on the fight and Randy claims that Jennifer offered sex with him for money. April sends Randy to take a bath and while bathing, April threatens to electrocute him with a plugged-in radio. Sandino tries to stop her, but April is enraged and drops the radio into the water causing Randy to receive a severe shock. Randy survives, and April goes to the bar for a drink and blames the incident on him, but Sandino tries to stop her from drinking. Sandino tells April of his childhood as a child laborer and that he loves the children so much that he sees himself in them. Feeling hurt, Sandino says farewell to Jennifer, Manny, and Byron and leaves. Jennifer and April begin to get along and Jennifer tells April that she wants to be with Sandino. Sandino returns and April apologizes to him and admits that she has a crush on him. Sandino tells her that she can't love anyone else unless she loves herself. April then realizes that he loves her too and they kiss. Time passes and April and Sandino get married. They hold a block party for their reception with Tanya sings "Good Woman Down" dedicated to April with the new couple embracing each other.

• Tyler Perry as Madea / Joe
• Taraji P. Henson as April
• Adam Rodriguez as Sandino
• Brian J. White as Randy
• Mary J. Blige as Tanya
• Gladys Knight as Wilma
• Marvin Winans as Pastor Brian
• Hope Olaide Wilson as Jennifer
• Kwesi Boakye and Frederick Siglar as Manny and Byron

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