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Good Deeds (2012)

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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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Tyler Perry

Writer:

Tyler Perry (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tyler Perry ... Wesley Deeds
Thandie Newton ... Lindsey Wakefield
Gabrielle Union ... Natalie
Eddie Cibrian ... John
Brian White ... Walt Deeds
Jordenn Thompson ... Ariel
Phylicia Rashad ... Wilimena
Beverly Johnson ... Brenda
Rebecca Romijn ... Heidi
Jamie Kennedy ... Mark Freeze
Andrew Masset ... Mr. Brunson (as Andrew Hyatt Masset)
Victoria Loving Victoria Loving ... Mrs. Brunson
Tom Thon ... Milton
Susan Shalhoub Larkin ... Margaret
Nevaina Graves Rhodes Nevaina Graves Rhodes ... Teacher (as Nevaina)
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 February 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tyler Perry's Good Deeds See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,583,924, 26 February 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$35,025,791

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$35,578,791
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

Lindsay worked 80 hours, and her net check was only $112. The IRS cannot garnish wages that total less than the total of the standard deduction and personal exemptions available. Based on her earning $10 per hour, none of her wages could have been legally garnished. See more »

Quotes

[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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Written by Bruce Fisher, Johnny Lee Jackson, Quincy Jones, Stanley Richardson, Tupac Shakur and Leon Ware
Performed by Tupac Shakur (as Tupac) & K-Ci & Jojo (as KC and JOJO)
Published by Universal Music Publishing Group and BMG Chrysalis
Courtesy of Universal Music Group and BMG Chrysalis
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It's About Time
11 March 2012 | by hitmeup111See all my reviews

Tyler Perry has finally come out of the closet and has shown us another side of his talents. I knew people wouldn't be happy seeing a positive movie about an African-American male, but I love movies that African-Americans can be proud to see, movies that portray us in a better light.

This movie feels real, and leaves you with a good feeling at the end of it. Hopefully this is a new beginning to a trend of positive, more realistic movies. Red Tails was another one that because of it's positive portrayal of African-American men, winded up getting a poor rating. Minds haven't changed much since the slavery days.

If you like feel good positive movies, go see this one, but if you're stuck on the portrayal of African-American men as week, drug dealing, and always wrong when they speak, this movie isn't for you. Personally, I and my family loved it.

Two thumbs up, all the way up.


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