Another year, another new Tyler Perry movie. This one’s called “The Single Moms Club” with Wendi McLendon-Covey, Cocoa Brown, Zulay Henao, Amy Smart, and Nia Long starring as the single moms of the title. Perry wrote and directed this film, but guess what? This one actually works! Why? Find out in my review.
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I always enjoyed talking to Tyler Perry. Say what you want about the prolific writer/director but he’s doing his own thing and marching to his own beat! In his new movie, “The Single Moms Club,” Perry ditched his usual heavy-handedness and gave us a commendable film. Big credit goes to Nia Long and the rest of the “single moms” cast such as Wendy McLendon-Covey, Amy Smart, Zulay Henao, and Cocoa Brown.
In this interview, we talked about Perry’s interest in paying homage to single mothers, and Long’s attraction to her character. She was specifically happy that her son, Massai, played her real-life child in the film. Oh yeah, in the movie, Perry’s character said that Long has a lazy left eye. So I inspected it closer, and Perry was wrong!
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Tyler Perry’s “The Single Moms Club” is different from most of the director’s films. Yes, this one is also a romantic dramedy but the chemistry of the cast gels perfectly and you can feel a sense of improvisational comedy. And Perry’s trademark of heavy handedness is barely on screen and again, this project is elevated by the main cast.
I sat down with two of the “single moms” in the movie, Amy Smart and Wendi McLendon-Covey (“Reno 911,” “Bridesmaids”), to talk about working with Perry, their interest in making the movie, and Smart even talked about being “pounded,” a wink-wink nudge-nudge to the double entendre that was used in the film with the actress and her neighborhood crush played by William Levy.
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I love these two! Cocoa Brown is a delight in the film (her scenes with Wendy McLendon-Covey are truly funny) and Zulay Henao brings the necessary “go girl” attitude. In the film, both play the “single moms” in the title with Brown dealing with an incessant child while Henao is raising a sassy daughter. Both must team up with Nia Long, Amy Smart, and McLendon-Covey in order to help their school raise money for their dance because their kids were caught doing bad things in school like tagging and smoking.
In this fun interview, we talked about their interest in working on the film, their characters, and the importance of forming your own Single Moms Club.
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Jason Bateman makes his first feature-film directorial debut in the raunchy comedy "Bad Words." He also stars in the movie as a spelling bee loser who exacts revenge by finding a loophole and compete with kids! The movie is really an affecting drama masquerading as a comedy. Filter the film through that ideology and you will see wonders!
Watch my fun interview with the actor/director below to see what attracted him to the material and if he can even spell LOL.
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