Daddy’s Little Girls
Director: Tyler Perry Run Time: 100 min. Rating: PG-13 Release Year: 2007
Starring: Gabrielle Union, Idris Elba, Louis Gossett Jr., Tasha Smith, Tracee Ellis Ross
“On the surface this film reads a little melodramatic at times but Tyler Perry does a great job blending comedic elements with some very real situations. Idris Elda is magnetic and creates a character you can’t help but root for. Very overlooked in my opinion.” ~ Donald Elise Watkins, guest curator of Black Cinema 2023
Monty is a mechanic struggling to make ends meet as he raises his three young daughters. When the court awards custody of his daughters to his shady ex-wife, Monty desperately tries to win them back with the help of Julia, a beautiful, Ivy League-educated attorney. Monty and Julia couldn’t be less alike, but a flame is ignited…touching off a firestorm of love and conflict.
The mastermind behind 17 feature films, 20 stage plays, seven television shows, a New York Times bestselling book, Tyler Perry has built an empire that has attracted audiences and built communities, from the Tyler Perry Studios home base in Atlanta, Georgia, throughout the world. Celebrated “among the pantheon of today’s greatest cinematic innovators,” his unique blend of spiritual hope and down-home humor continues to shape his inspiring life story, connecting with fans across the globe and always leaving space to dream.
“Dismissed by critics but embraced by African-American audiences, Tyler Perry now opens his pictures without press previews, but on the basis of this expert melodrama he might want to reconsider.” ~ J.R. Jones, Chicago Reader