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Good Deeds (2012)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  24 February 2012 (USA)
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Businessman Wesley Deeds is jolted out of his scripted life when he meets Lindsey, a single mother who works on the cleaning crew in his office building.



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Businessman Wesley Deeds is jolted out of his scripted life when he meets Lindsey, a single mother who works on the cleaning crew in his office building.

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Wesley Deeds is About to Discover the Person He Was Meant to Be.


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

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24 February 2012 (USA)  »

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Tyler Perry's Good Deeds  »

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$15,583,924 (USA) (24 February 2012)


$35,010,192 (USA) (11 May 2012)

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Eddie Cibrian, Gabrielle Union and Brian White all starred in the dropped ABC pilot Football Wives (2007) in 2007. See more »


When Wesley and Walter first pull into the parking garage and Lindsey is in the reserved parking spot, the sign says Reserved for Wesley Deeds. All the other times (including later in the same scene) it was something more generic. See more »


[first lines]
Wesley Deeds: [narration] My name is Wesley Deeds the Third. I grew up fifth-generation Ivy League graduate. I can tell you my pedigree all the way back to the tribe that my greatest grandfather came from. I was born into privilege, groomed by my father to be a businessman, to take over his company, groomed by my mother to be a gentleman. I was told where to stand and how to dress, how to cut my hair, and what I would be doing for the rest of my life from the time that I was five years old. And ...
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Tyler Perry's Good Deeds was a nice surprise concerning his usual output of movies
17 March 2012 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

I have now seen some Tyler Perry movies that weren't good (like Madea's Big Happy Family) and some that were (his adaptation of For Colored Girls... was the best so far). This one was better than expected since he doesn't play that stereotypical mammy-type character that I just mentioned nor does he put any obvious comedy scenes that makes one groan like in that first movie I just wrote about. In fact, the only character I thought was truly one-dimensional was that of his no-good-brother played by Brian White who has no business being part of their father's company but because he's family...Anyway, Perry plays perhaps the most caring of businessmen one would expect to be depicted in modern cinema as he discovers a female janitor played by Thandie Newton who's on welfare because of some personal troubles. Oh, and Perry's engaged to Gabrielle Union and has a mother played by Phylicia Rashad who's a little uptight though she also knows where she's been. In summation, Good Deeds was a nice surprise for me concerning Mr. Perry's output and on that note, I recommend it.

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