Thursday, September 18, 2008

Do you Prey? (no, this is not a typo)

Sola and I went out on a well deserved movie date last night and I even threw in a chinese dinner which we ordered take-out (Hey, I know how to show my wife a good time). We went to see Tyler Perry's The Family that Preys . I've got to tell you, it was an amazing movie. His movies are always brilliantly scripted, well cast, and beautifully executed. Okay, the secrets out... I'm a humongous Tyler Perry fan. I thought he couldn't outdo himself after Why Did I Get Married?, but I was wrong. This movie really spoke to some very real issues in both overt and subtle ways. One of the things I admire about Perry is the fact that he makes no secret of his Christian roots, as they are patently obvious in every one of his movies (even if it's just a church choir singing gospel music), yet he manages to keep his movies mainstream and not limited to a Christian audience. I'd give you my take on what was so impressive about the movie, but that would spoil it for you so... power down the computer, put on some deodorant, and head out to the movie theater now! This is a must see movie. See you when you get back, and tell me what you thought!!


Nike A said...

We actually saw the movie on the opening night. As avid Tyler Perry fans, not to mention the fact that he is a fellow Atlantan, we HAD to contribute to the first box office sales! We couldn't agree more - it is definitely a gripping story, grippingly told!
Hugs and Blessings!