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Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor (2013)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Thriller  |  29 March 2013 (USA)
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An ambitious married woman's temptation by a handsome billionaire leads to betrayal, recklessness, and forever alters the course of her life.



(screenplay), (stage play "The Marriage Counselor")
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ava (as Kim Kardashian)
Jim Adams ...
Alvin Aki ...
Client #4
Client #2
Renee Ford Clark ...
Sarah's Church Sister #2
Marriage Counselor
Stephanie Marie Douglas ...
Choir Singer #1
Timothy Scott Floyd ...
Choir Singer #6


An ambitious married woman's temptation by a handsome billionaire leads to betrayal, recklessness, and forever alters the course of her life.

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Rated PG-13 for some violence, sexuality and drug content | See all certifications »

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29 March 2013 (USA)  »

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The Marriage Counselor  »

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$21,641,679 (USA) (29 March 2013)


$51,954,524 (USA) (24 May 2013)

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Did You Know?


It was Bill Cosby who first told Tyler Perry many years ago that he should pay attention to then child actor Jurnee Smollett-Bell. See more »


Sarah: [refering to Harley] That man is the devil! He will take you to hell with him!
Judith: Well, at least I'll enjoy the ride!
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20 July 2013 | by See all my reviews

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Well I will admit this isn't the best movie detail-wise but I think a lot of people are giving this movie bad reviews because Tyler Perry is sending a message to be faithful in your marriage and people just can't/wont accept that in today's society.

The title said it all "Confessions of a marriage counselor" So we was sorta filled in that the counselor was telling the story about herself. But I feel that this story can relate to a lot of people maybe not the HIV as much but a lot of relationships are destroyed daily because of guys like Harley. And they tend to target women like Judith who feeds into his "temptation" Its funny to me that people considered this movie offensive or insulting that is the problem with today's world people feel there shouldn't be any consequences for their actions when it happens. I hate to get religious here but Tyler Perry used marriage as a perfect example in the movie where the grass isn't always greener on the other said and HIV just turned out to be the result of her actions. People said that she cheated because he husband was not paying her enough attention and forgot her birthday twice still that is not a reason to cheat she shouldn't of gotten marriage if that was the case. Marriage use to be "Til death do us part" but its more like "Til boredom do us part" but maybe 20 years ago that made more sense. I think the movie could have been done differently but like I've already stated this message is most important because I've seen marriages and relationships fall apart because people want to share instead of finding and keeping their own. The one message I've gotten from this movie is to never take anyone for granted because your actions can affect each for the rest of your lives.

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