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Daddy's Little Girls (2007)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 14 February 2007 (USA)
A mechanic (Elba) enlists the help of a successful-but-lonely attorney (Union) while trying to wrest custody of his three daughters from his treacherous ex-wife and her larcenous boy friend... See full summary »

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Jennifer
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Maya
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Joseph (as Gary Sturgis)
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China (as China McClain)
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Christopher's wife
Rochelle Dewberry ...
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A mechanic (Elba) enlists the help of a successful-but-lonely attorney (Union) while trying to wrest custody of his three daughters from his treacherous ex-wife and her larcenous boy friend. Along the way, the working relationship between the blue collar dad and his uptown attorney grows into something more. This is a simple, touching story of two people trying to overcome their different backgrounds to find love, a down-on-his-luck man struggling to protect his children from abuse and neglect, and a community looking to purge itself from the criminals terrorizing their neighborhood. Written by edhuds0n

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Having children made him a father. Taking care of them made him a man. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for thematic material, drug and sexual content, some violence and language | See all certifications »

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Tyler Perry's Daddy's Little Girls  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$13,064,075 (USA) (16 February 2007)

Gross:

$31,339,647 (USA) (23 March 2007)
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The passage the priest reads is Galatians 6:9. See more »

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When Monty and Julia arrive at the club, they appear to be driving down (and parking on) on a one-way street, as the cars are all parked in the same direction that Monty's car was traveling. However, the four-lane road they are on has a double-yellow line in the middle, indicating a two-way street. Also, in the wide shot as the car comes to a stop, there are signal lights and street identification signs placed in a manner where the flow of traffic on this "one-way street" would not be able to see them unless they were traveling in the opposite direction. See more »

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References Punk'd (2003) See more »

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A Change Is Gonna Come
Written by Sam Cooke
Performed by Charles Moore and the New Orleans Floating City Orchestra
Published by ABKCO Music, Inc.
Courtesy of Tyler Perry, Inc. and Atlantic Recording Corporation
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Capra-esquire
14 December 2007 | by (davis, california) – See all my reviews

Tyler perry's latest effort follows in the frank Capra school of film-making. he takes a john doe and personalizes his struggle in what could be perceived as a weepy or cheesy manner, but it ultimately works because of the execution. let me get this clear up front: perry isn't frank Capra and this film isn't Mr. deeds goes to town or Mr. smith goes to Washington. of course, Capra was around longer when he made those and he had the efforts of greats like James Stewart and Gary cooper. but while this film doesn't reach the heights of Capra, it does tell a good, human story and it does so with some entertainment and humanity. some of the acting could have been better and i would have liked a fuller, more colorful (as in more entertaining or well-rounded) cast. one thing that makes Capra films (as well as Anthony Mann films) so good is the cast of secondary characters who act as foils to the protagonist, as well as offer comic relief. this film works because of the work perry does early in the film to establish some comedy and intrigue. just a couple touches here and there can be the difference between an engaged and invested audience and one that is checking their watches. B+.


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