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Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor -- A marriage counselor's life become complicated after she enters into an increasingly obsessive relationship behind her husband's back.

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Director:
Writers:
Tyler Perry (screenplay)
Tyler Perry (stage play "The Marriage Counselor")
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Release Date:
29 March 2013 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Seduction is the devil's playground. See more »
Plot:
An ambitious married woman's temptation by a handsome billionaire leads to betrayal, recklessness, and forever alters the course of her life. | Full synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 5 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Temptation: A Seduction Plot Lacking Requisite Sexual Chemistry See more (97 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Jurnee Smollett-Bell ... Judith

Lance Gross ... Brice

Kim Kardashian ... Ava

Vanessa Williams ... Janice

Robbie Jones ... Harley

Renée Taylor ... Chapman

Ella Joyce ... Sarah

Brandy Norwood ... Melinda
Jim Adams ... Client
Alvin Aki ... Client #4
Sidney Baxley ... Client #2
Renee Ford Clark ... Sarah's Church Sister #2

Candice Coke ... Marriage Counselor
Stephanie Marie Douglas ... Choir Singer #1
Timothy Scott Floyd ... Choir Singer #6
Jack Brandon Frazier ... Choir Singer #4
Howard C. French ... Client #1
Ryan Johns ... Choir Singer #2
Blanche Leigh Johnson ... Choir Singer #7
Bethany Hurst Jones ... Choir Singer #5
Doreen Ketchens ... Singer

Bryson Lofton ... BJ
Ronald Lynch ... Young Brice (10 yrs)

Sheila Maddox ... Sarah's Church Sister #1

Cara Mantella ... Social Advance Marriage Counselor

Andrea Moore ... Lisa
Shamea Morton ... Woman
Nadine A. O'Brien ... Choir Singer #3

Shaeleigh Person ... Young Judith (10 yrs)

Andy Rusk ... Mountain Biker

Zach Sale ... Brad
Ron Bobb Semple ... Client #3

DeMontrez Spears ... Man #1
Peg Thon ... Mildred
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Key Jones ... Model Employee (as Keosha Jones)
Key Jones ... Model Employee (as Keosha Jones)
Scott Ledbetter ... Millionaire
Christi Barlow ... Cafe Patron (uncredited)

Shelley Bassett ... Pedestrian (uncredited)

Mark Behar ... Millionaire Client (uncredited)
Ira Carmichael ... Man#2 (uncredited)

Raymond Delaune ... Businessman (uncredited)

Jon Gould ... Millionaire Client (uncredited)

Stephanie Greenquist ... Various (uncredited)

Jeff Greer ... Office Worker (uncredited)

Sanna Haynes ... Party Goer (uncredited)

Robert Hotalen ... Fiddle Player (uncredited)

Andrew R. Kaplan ... Board Member (uncredited)
Zack Kibria ... Party Goer (uncredited)

Karishma Lakhani ... Model (uncredited)
Ken Melde ... The Client (uncredited)

Dina Morrone ... (uncredited)

Sharon Oliphant ... Receptionist (uncredited)
Keith Ratchek ... Airport Patron (uncredited)
Deborah Redding ... Client (uncredited)

Denise Santos ... Walker (uncredited)
Micah Stampley ... (uncredited)

James Troutman ... Client (uncredited)

Nickolas Wolf ... Church Attendant (uncredited)
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Directed by
Tyler Perry 
 
Writing credits
Tyler Perry (screenplay)

Tyler Perry (stage play "The Marriage Counselor")

Produced by
Ozzie Areu .... producer
Paul Hall .... producer
Michael Paseornek .... production executive
Tyler Perry .... producer
 
Original Music by
Aaron Zigman 
 
Cinematography by
Alexander Gruszynski 
 
Film Editing by
Maysie Hoy 
 
Casting by
Kim Coleman 
 
Production Design by
Eloise Crane Stammerjohn 
 
Art Direction by
Gentry L. Akens II 
 
Set Decoration by
Dane Moore 
 
Costume Design by
Johnetta Boone 
 
Makeup Department
Andrea C. Brotherton .... assistant hair stylist
Carol 'Ci Ci' Campbell .... department head hair
Tracy Ewell .... key makeup artist
Roxanne Ferguson .... key hair stylist
Kimberly Jones .... makeup department head
Kimberly Jones .... special makeup effects artist
D. Nicole .... makeup artist
Shunika Terry .... hair stylist
Ariane Turner .... assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
Jennifer Booth .... production manager: N.O. unit
Petra Hoebel .... production manager: DC
Curtis A. Miller .... production director (Lions Gate Films)
Montez A. Monroe .... production supervisor
Mike Upton .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sam Alvelo .... second assistant director
Robert S. Hoffman .... additional second assistant director
Kevin Lum .... second assistant director: New Orleans
Kevin Lum .... second second assistant director
Sherman Shelton Jr. .... second second assistant director: New Orleans
Chip Signore .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Deidra Lynn Currie .... on-set dresser
Mike Ellison .... props
Karen A. Felix .... property master
Jennifer Hutchins .... art department production assistant
Jessica Jackson .... set decoration production assistant
Mayumi Konishi-Valentine .... set designer
Elizabeth Mire .... set dressing buyer
Sarah Myers .... buyer
Grahame Ménage .... paint foreman
Kelly Richardson .... art department coordinator
Ann Stacy .... lead scenic
Craig Stanley .... scenic artist
Sarah Falls .... set dresser (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Christopher Assells .... sound effects editor
Joe Barnett .... sound re-recording mixer
Ron Bedrosian .... adr mixer
Chris Durfy .... production sound mixer
Kimberly Ellis .... sound editor (as Kimberly Wilhoit)
Marshall Garlington .... sound re-recording mixer
Nerses Gezalyan .... sound mixer
Gary A. Hecker .... supervising foley artist
Pedro Jimenez .... sound re-recording mixer
Gary Marullo .... foley artist
Matt Robinson .... boom operator
David Stanke .... first assistant sound editor
Michael D. Wilhoit .... supervising sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Jeremy Farlow .... special effects technician
David Fletcher .... special effects coordinator
 
Visual Effects by
Holly Gregory Horter .... digital compositor
Thuy Le .... digital compositor
Chris LeDoux .... visual effects supervisor: Crafty Apes
Mark LeDoux .... digital compositor
Jason Sanford .... visual effects producer: Crafty Apes
 
Stunts
Mohamed Berete .... stunt double
Scott Dale .... stunt coordinator
Terrence Julien .... stunt double: Lance Gross
Bethany Levy .... stunt double: Jurnee Smollett
Andy Rusk .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
K.C. Bailey .... still photographer
Dane Bjerno .... aerial camera technician
Breyaan Bolling .... lighting technician
Warren Brace .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Scott Brinson .... lighting console programmer
Ted Chu .... camera operator: "b" camera
Jeff Crumbley .... camera operator
Steve Dietl .... additional still photographer
Peter Dietrich .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Brant S. Fagan .... camera operator: "a" camera
Brant S. Fagan .... steadicam operator
Mike Gentry .... electrician
Ty Inlow .... camera intern
Humphrey Jarrod .... rigging key grip
Tony Jenzano .... video assist: second unit
Carl M. Johnson .... rigging electric best boy
Lane Leagans .... best boy grip
Sherri Angela Leger .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Saul McSween .... digital loader
Denny Mooradian .... gaffer
Chad Oliver .... digital imaging technician
David Peirce .... grip
Kenny Rivenbark .... libra operator
Allen Christopher Robinson .... grip: day player
Tim Ryan .... additional electrician
Christian Satrazemis .... additional camera operator
Christian Satrazemis .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Alexander G. Smith .... lighting technician
Troy Toebben .... best boy
 
Casting Department
Heather Hylton Bivens .... extras casting director
Emily Mask .... extras casting assistant
John McAlary .... casting associate
Jenny Trinh .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Aliyah I. Baynes .... key costumer
Ashley Marie Parker .... costumer
Hilary Smiley .... costume assistant
Desha Williams .... Costume Coordinator
 
Editorial Department
Mason Beckman .... on-set dailies operator
Scott Gregory .... digital film colorist
Ken Lebre .... dailies producer
Rob Marcacci .... data labs operator
Joi McMillon .... first assistant editor
Harry Muller .... color timer
Justin Powell .... post-production coordinator
Kimi Rosenthal .... post-production assistant
Jay Talactac .... post-production assistant
Ariana Young .... post-production coordinator
 
Music Department
Erin Dillon .... assistant music supervisor
George Doering .... musician
Joel C. High .... music supervisor
Peter Rotter .... music contractor
Michael Stern .... music scoring mixer
 
Transportation Department
Brandon Alford .... driver
Kirk Baptiste .... driver
William W. Brown III .... driver
Michael Freeman .... transportation coordinator
Dan J. Latham II .... production driver
 
Other crew
Elyse Archie .... basecamp production assistant
Ozzie Areu .... president: Tyler Perry Studios
Jp Author .... director assistant
Nicole Baker .... office pa
Annette Bas .... second assistant accountant
Lauren Beale .... production assistant
Paul Bednarz .... key set medic
Khalilah Birdsong .... creative executive
Sean Bredbenner .... aerial unit
David Michael Brown .... craft service
George Camarda .... script supervisor
J. Chan Claggett .... location manager
Mare'a Cobb .... accounting clerk
Ami Cohen .... production department senior coordinator
Mark Cottrell .... location manager
Aleshia Cowser .... production assistant
John R.C. Davis .... production coordinator: New Orleans
John R.C. Davis .... production coordinator: new orleans unit
Angie Dean .... location scout
Kelli Dunson .... production assistant
Brian Edwards .... client relations: vanessa williams
Ira Friedlander .... production accountant
Alfred 'Fred' Gundry .... aerial unit
Anthony J. Hanna .... additional legal services
Liam Hearne .... post-production accountant
Stella L. Holmes .... production assistant
Ari Joseph .... production assistant: extras
Steven Kennebrew-Turner .... production assistant
Haweni Keskessa .... first assistant accountant
Shay Latte .... assistant location manager
Laurent Marchand .... caterer
Sommer Oliver .... travel coordinator
Gary Ousdahl .... story editor
David Albert Pierce .... additional legal services
Dustin Pitan .... key assistant location manager
Dustin Pitan .... location scout
Shayna Rasin .... production assistant
Emily Rice .... post-production accountant
Bruce Roberts .... key set production assistant
John Sanchez .... production coordinator
Trevor Schliefer .... additional production assistant
Melody Segue .... set production assistant
Harley Shellhammer .... stand-in
Donna Sloan .... executive vice president: production, Lions Gate Films
Michael C. Smith .... security consultant
Birdie Talanca .... first assistant accountant
Amber Taylor .... account executive
David Vogel .... set production assistant: Washington DC
David Michael Warren .... production assistant
Jasmine K. White .... production assistant
Shannon Williams .... stand-in for Lance Gross
Christopher Zou .... post production assistant
Jill Andrade .... executive assistant to Mr. Ozzie Areu Producer (uncredited)
Robert Severance .... police security (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Tyler Perry's Temptation" - USA (informal short title)
"Tyler Perry's Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor" - USA (complete title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for some violence, sexuality and drug content
Runtime:
111 min
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Color:
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Canada:PG (British Columbia) | Canada:14A (Ontario) | USA:PG-13 (certificate #47806)
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Trivia:
This is the second time Ella Joyce has played Jurnee Smollett-Bell's mother. The first was the 1999 television movie Selma, Lord, Selma (1999) (TV), also filmed in Atlanta.See more »
Quotes:
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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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
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17 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
Temptation: A Seduction Plot Lacking Requisite Sexual Chemistry, 30 March 2013
Author: Carlos Holmes (cholmes58@comcast.net) from United States

Temptation is a step up from Tyler Perry's previous ho-hum Alex Cross, but it still a far cry from being the kind film one would gush over. The two biggest draws in the film are Jurnee Smollett-Bell and Kim Kardashian. Smollett, who in her last film "The Great Debaters" (2007) gave an outstanding performance in great chemistry with stellar young ensemble, was not as bless with as high of a cast quality. Nevertheless, her acting as the seduced wife Judith was stretched in some new ways in "Temptation" and on the whole she doesn't do badly.

Kardashian, is irritating in her role as Ava, Judith's work colleague, but then again, that is what her character is suppose to be. As such -- many other critics' assessment notwithstanding, Kardashian's acting is neither good nor bad, but simply OK.

As for the plot, Tyler Perry(writer and director) puts forward an interesting treatment of the issues of spousal and professional dissatisfaction, and how that can be used in a seduction passion play. A decent directorial effort, but Perry is still struggling with some filmmaking fundamentals such as pacing, camera angle decisions, and very irritatingly, sound editing. There were points where the critical dialogue of protagonists seducer and seducee was too mumbled to be anything close to erotic.

The film's biggest failing is the sexual chemistry between Judith and Harley(played by Robbie Jones). It just doesn't seem like a credible attraction. Whether the actors, casting or direction is to blame, who knows? But any Perry movie these days has to be considered high profile -- if for no other reason than his large audience drawing -- and as such, anything short of smoking sexual chemistry represents a critical movie failure. I keep rooting for Perry, but this is typical of his best films -- mixed quality, mixed results.

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