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Diary of a Tired Black Man (2008)

A humorous and deep look into why relationships fail to work from the point of view of a good black man. It is part scripted and a series of interviews with real people from across the country.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Paula Lema ...
Tim Alexander ...
Interviewer / Speaker / Host
Natasha McCrea ...
Bridgette (as Natasha M. Dixon)
Shavsha Israel ...
Shavonne Sciarillo ...
Alex Morris ...
Krista Woods ...
Girl in Pink
Tamika Pough ...
Girl in Green
Ricky Jones ...
The Nice Guy
Valerie Davis ...
Woman In Green
Woman In Peach
John Webb ...
Young Thug Guy
Robynne Young ...
Wants A Man Girl


Diary of a Tired Black Man is a simple story about the complex relationships between black men and black women. It follows a successful black man James and his struggle to find a healthy loving relationship. He is constantly challenged by the anger he finds in the black women he gets involved with. From his wife whom he divorces, to the women he tries to date after her - nothing but Drama Drama Drama! He even tries dating outside of his race bringing up a whole new set of issues for him to deal with. It's a ride into the reality of relationships. Written by ScreenTime Films

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Now It's Black Men's Turn To Exhale


Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language including sexual references


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Release Date:

13 September 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Tired Black Man - TBM  »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Tim Alexander started his career as a fashion photographer with no real experience as a filmmaker. After a life of making bad choices in the women he chose to deal with, he decided to make this film, by himself as a crew of one, to show the world the challenges a good man has in a relationship. It was a personal challenge to tell his personal story through the lead character Jimmy Jean-Louis. Tim is now happily married with twin sons. See more »


Followed by Tim Alexander's A Mother's Love (2011) See more »

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I still LOVE being a black woman Tim!
20 August 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw the movie on Showtime and I felt like I was watching something created and produced by the Ku Klux Klan. Unlike Diary of a Mad Black Woman where the viewer sees two types of men, Diary of a Tired Black Man is deliberate in its hate for black women. It was thought provoking in that it revealed that black women are still struggling with the century old pain that stems from slavery but it is evident that we must deal with this pain alone. This movie and America try to tell us what we are not but as a black woman who has never hit, yelled or mistreated a black man, I know who I am and this movie as taught me to be proud of black me. This will never matter to Tim Alexander who is involved in an interracial relationship anyway but to those black women and black men who still believe in each other- keep your head up.

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