As a black woman who loves movies, I've been thirsting for a good drama starring black actresses for a while. I mean real good like The Women of Brewster Place or Soul Food. Perry chose a stellar cast -- Whoopi Goldberg, Janet Jackson, Anika Noni Rose, Phylicia Rashad, Kimberly Elise, Loretta Devine, Thandie Newton, Kerry Washington and Tessa Thompson. His rendition takes place in a modern-day urban America. The acting is solid. Unfortunately, much of the script is not.
Exactly the feeling I've gotten from clips and trailers. Just not quite there.
This clip comes to mind. Maudlin might be a stretch. Over-wrought maybe.