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Tim Alexander (writer)
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Now It's Black Men's Turn To Exhale
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Diary of a Tired & Bored viewer who was subjected to this God-awful movie! See more (18 total) »

Cast

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Jimmy Jean-Louis ... James
Paula Lema ... Tonya
Tim Alexander ... Interviewer / Speaker / Host
Natasha M. Dixon ... Bridgette

Anika C. McFall ... Juanita The Blind Date
Shavsha Israel ... Linda
Shavonne Sciarillo ... Joy

Alex Morris ... Alex
Krista Woods ... Girl in Pink
Tamika Pough ... Girl in Green
Ricky Jones ... The Nice Guy
Valerie Davis ... Woman In Green

Vanessa Paul ... Woman In Peach
John Webb ... Young Thug Guy
Robynne Young ... Wants A Man Girl
Solomon Israel ... Bridgette's Son
Kenneth M. Herbs ... Abusive Man
Carl W. Stewart Sr. ... Pastor (as Bishop Carl W. Stewart Sr.)
Emmanuel Temple Apostolic ... The Church Congregation
Cierra Lockett ... Little Lena

Jason E. Kelley ... Basketball Buddy

Adolph Coleman ... Black Shirt Basketball Buddy

Troy Winbush ... Man In Black Suit At Club
Corey Cook ... Man In Lt. Blue Shirt At Club
Charese Mongiello ... Bar Waitress A Club
Kimmarie Johnson ... Sexy Woman At Club (as Kim Marie Johnson)
James 'B-Tip' Brown ... Bartender Club #1
Angela LaValley ... Manager

Dave Fennoy ... Guy with Dreads

Jon Bessire ... The White Guy
Karl Butts ... The Asian Lover

Debbie Castine ... The Doctor Date

Carla Sanchez ... Girl in Pink At Bar
David Gueringer ... Guy Drinking In Background
William D. Sanford ... Bartender #2 Bar
Sandra Tran ... Asian Date

Gabriel Corbin ... Male Friend At Dance Club

Alessandra Benjamin ... Girl At Dance Club

Shannon Kane ... Hot Bad Girl At Bar
Jama Williams ... Woman In Red Date
Michelle Kopacz ... Ms. Independent
Melissa Labatut ... Blonde Restaurant Date
Mari Mascaro ... Red Hair Girl With Jerk Guy

Scott Mervine ... Donnie The Jerk Guy
Dacia James ... Angela
The People Across America ... Interviewees
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Chantille Boudousque ... White Girl
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Directed by
Tim Alexander 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Tim Alexander  writer

Produced by
Tim Alexander .... executive producer
Tim Alexander .... line producer
Tim Alexander .... producer
David Gueringer .... associate producer
Mohsen Saeedy .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Tim Alexander 
 
Cinematography by
Tim Alexander 
 
Film Editing by
Tim Alexander 
 
Casting by
Tim Alexander 
 
Production Design by
Tim Alexander 
 
Set Decoration by
Tim Alexander 
 
Makeup Department
Tim Alexander .... makeup artist
Tim Alexander .... special makeup effects artist
 
Production Management
Tim Alexander .... executive in charge of production
 
Art Department
Tim Alexander .... props
 
Sound Department
Tim Alexander .... sound recordist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tim Alexander .... camera operator
Tim Alexander .... lighting technician
Tim Alexander .... still photographer
Christopher Mills .... efp camera
 
Casting Department
Tim Alexander .... casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tim Alexander .... wardrobe
 
Music Department
Tim Alexander .... composer: additional music
 
Other crew
Rae Lockett .... assistant to producer
 

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Rated R for pervasive language including sexual references (director's cut)
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USA:108 min
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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 »
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Diary of a Tired & Bored viewer who was subjected to this God-awful movie!, 26 October 2010
Author: Tim Cantebury from Boston, MA. USA

If I could give negative stars I would, cause frankly, this doesn't even deserve 1 star. I'll keep it brief. There are so many problems with this video --- too many to count.

First -- it's "labeled/categorized"as a 'drama' i.e. narrative film. That is one big glaring mistake: It is not a narrative film. It is a documentary. (this video is an insult to the genre, "documentary")

This is just an arrogant, self-righteous, one-sided, conceited, ignorant, self-indulgent commentary on the STEREO-TYPE of an "angry black woman" -- condescending African-American women who carry this self-inflicting, self-destructive disease known as, "Angry Black Woman Syndrome".

The majority of the men in this video, including our Lord-Almighty, director/savior, Mr. Tim Alexander merely come off as being completely ignorant, selfish, chauvinistic, and simple minded. He and his posse of "men" criticize all the women around them, surrounding them in their small, unimportant lives as being the cause of all their pain and torment. Okay, can we all say, "Martyr"!!!

And he edits most of the women to either look foolish or support his opinion --- wake up folks, it's called "EDITING".

Give me a break! I am not a woman. I am not African-American. I am not white. I am a male. And I think this was so infantile and stupid, it ironically defeated the director's point by making all the men testimonials look completely infantile- -- the men (including director, Tim Alexander) don't even seem like they could get a G.E.D. if their life depended on it. But I love how we're so blessed to see our very own Tim Alexander give talks in coffee shops and parks like he's some expert on gender/race relationships. Who is this loser, besides just being a narcissist.

Oh and for the record, I have dated several African-American women plus I have several African-American male and female friends and none of them (especially the females I've had relationships with) act or even think this way.

As it was barely mentioned in the movie, maybe these issues aren't just "black women issues" but rather "Men and Women" issues as a whole. For the Tim Alexander, I know that's a bit too much to swallow, cause after all, he's actually the racist for not seeing the larger picture and realizing it's not a color/race issue, but rather just the standard gender/relationship issues that every one deals with. It'd help if maybe he dated. Then he might actually know what he's talking about instead of just watching Tyler Perry movies.

It's actually a shame that film-making tools are so accessible to anyone because it can't stop fools like Tim Alexander who has to take credit for every-single job on the film -- director, cinematographer, editor, writer, original music, make-up --- I mean, come on... seriously... what are you, like 12 years old? Gotta have your name down on everything because you're so insecure with your abilities?

And insecure is what you are. It shows inside-and-out. This reeks of insecurities... of you, Mr. Alexander: Narcissist.

Finally, the "re-enactment scenes" are HORRIBLE. Why would you cast an African male with such a thick accent (who clearly hasn't grown up in the "American" culture) to be your lead protagonist/victim and mascot for all suffering African-American males? That's like comparing apples to oranges.

The female lead/wife who plays the supposed "angry black woman" really has no motive for being angry, other than just your weak script that says she's angry. Look around -- they live in a pretty upper-middle class lifestyle. Where's the stress for her to be so angry? It's not like the husband is a dead beat, or unemployed, or having an affair, or neglecting their child... It's not even that they're a blue-collar working class family but the wife just always demands more.

SORRY TIM. But the good news is, the world needs plenty of bar tenders, so why don't you start there and leave the documentaries and film-making to the people who are smart enough to make a good movie.

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