Most of the Tyler Perry movies that are based off his plays, resemble the play very, very little, if
at all. Not so with Big Happy Family. With the exception of 3 missing characters (though one was blended into another, so with the exception of 2 1/2 characters), the story line, characters and much of the dialog were the same. However, I have the play on dvd and have watched a minimum of 20 times, so the movie felt way too familiar. I've always seen the movie first, then gone back to find the dvd of the play and its been like seeing two different stories, so it was pretty cool. This time, it was much less so, since sans singing and a few missing folks, the mediums were very similar. The movie was good, but it would have been better had I not watched it 20 times before. Only big movie gripe was Sabrina (movie version of Karen), she was disturbing and not humorous as I'm sure Mr. Perry was going for.
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Having heard of the book through a friend who was having a very hard time reading all of the heavy
material (the words in the pages of books truly have an effect of us), I decided that it would be a good event to take her to - knowing it couldn't possibly be as heavy least people leaving feeling helpless instead of hopeful.
I decided to bring my 12 3/4 old daughter with us and her 17 yr old daugher joined us in addtion to another friend. The experience was amazing, sad,uplifting and triumphant. I loved the musical guests, the short film was absolutely a call to arms and the guests were effecting.
3 probs with the experience & they were very minute: Helene (Prez & CEO of CARE) cannot read a teleprompter to save her life - it was painful to listen to her struggle so profoundly with reading (she was likely very nervous, but maybe rehearsing would have been in order). Marissa Tomei (yes, the award winning ACTRESS) SMACKED HER LIPS through her entire speech and round-table was dry
Took a 6 yr old and an 11 yr old. The movie was cute and funny. Will definitely get it on DVD or
PPV, when it comes out.
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