Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Temptation/Confession Of A Marriage Counselor (Review)

SYNOPSIS: A bold look into the intrigue and perils of infidelity, Tyler Perry's Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor is a moving love story that dives straight into the heart of obsessive passion. "It's about a woman Judith (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) who starts to get restless in her relationship and her choice to be with another man has a huge effect on the rest of her life," explains screenwriter/producer/director Tyler Perry. "She goes on a journey - in her career and in her marriage - and she ends up in a very different place than she expects/.

Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor is a drama-thriller film produced, written, and directed by Tyler Perry. The film is adapted from the play of the same name written by Perry, with several changes.

The story depicts  the marital crisis of Judith (Jurnee Smollett-Bell), who works as the “in-house therapist” for an up scale therapist agency  for Janice (Vanessa Williams), a high-end matchmaker. Married to her childhood sweetheart Brice (Lance Gross), a druggist whose modest  dream is to someday own his own pharmacy, she finds herself increasingly unhappy over such transgressions as his forgetting her birthday two years in a row.

Due to the nature of her husbands forgetfulness she become susceptible to the charms of a handsome  billionaire Harley (Robbie Jones), a social-media entrepreneur negotiating a business deal with her boss (Vanessa Williams.

Harley who owns a posh up scale townhouse and a private jet manages to seduce Judith and convinces her to travel to New Orleans on a business trip.
Almost immediately afterward, he reveals his true colors as an abusive womanizer and drug and alcohol abuser. Suddenly the previously cordial  Judith is wearing revealing outfits, swigging champagne and snorting cocaine, much to the consternation of her husband and her mother Sarah (Ella Joyce)

Brice is consoled by Melinda (Brandy Norwood) who was once married to Harley and as this story goes was infected by HIV from his sleeping around with other woman. He later race to Harley's house to get his wife and finds her beaten up.

No matter what you say about this film it has a Tyler Perry signature all over it. For me it addresses the morality question at the heart. Though the supporting cast can be somewhat whimsical, and there to fill in the gaps! it does hold your attention and has it's moving moments. 

Release Date: March 29, 2013
Studio: Lionsgate
Director: Tyler Perry
Screenwriter: Tyler Perry
Starring: Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Lance Gross, Kim Kardashian, Vanessa Williams, Robbie Jones, Renée Taylor, Ella Joyce, Brandy Norwood
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for some violence, sexuality and drug content)
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