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"TYLER PERRY'S TEMPTATION: CONFESSIONS OF A MARRIAGE COUNSELOR"
(2013) (Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Lance Gross) (PG-13)


Alcohol/Drugs Heavy
Blood/Gross Stuff Moderate
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Extreme
Frightening/Tense Scenes Mild
Gun/Weapons Minor
Imitative Behavior Heavy
Jump Scenes Minor
Music (Scary/Tense) Minor
Music (Inappropriate) None
Profanity Moderate
Sex/Nudity Heavy
Smoking None
Tense Family Scenes Heavy
Topics to Talk About Heavy
Violence Moderate


QUICK TAKE:
Drama: A married woman, bored with her husband and her life, has an affair with a rich man and pays dearly for it.
PLOT:
Judith (JURNEE SMOLLETT-BELL) and Brice (LANCE GROSS) are a husband-and-wife who have known each other since they were 6. They grew up together in a small Southern town, got married at 19, and moved to the District of Columbia to find work as a therapist and a pharmacist, respectively. Judith, though, is unfulfilled in the marriage despite her Christian upbringing by her pastor mother, Sarah (ELLA JOYCE). She has grown tired of Brice's calm, passive demeanor and his 10- and 15-year plans for their success and dreams. She craves excitement and adventure, a quick path to career success, and more exciting sexual relations.

Into her life comes Harley (ROBBIE JONES), a millionaire social media entrepreneur who believes in living life in the moment to its fullest. At the urging of her boss, Janice (VANESSA WILLIAMS), she flirts with Harley in order to get him to finalize a deal to acquire Janice's matchmaking firm. Judith's coworker Ava (KIM KARDASHIAN), meanwhile, gives her advice on how to spice up her clothes, make-up, and hair. An extramarital affair develops with Harley, who insists that she leave Brice.

Meanwhile, Brice works long hours at a pharmacy with a good-hearted elderly woman named Chapman (RENEE TAYLOR) and a shy younger woman named Melinda (BRANDY NORWOOD) who's on the run from an abusive ex-lover who infected her with HIV. Their lives eventually intersect, resulting in a tragic and heartbreaking revelation.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
Tyler Perry has a following among young people with his more cartoony "Madea" movies, but this film is targeted to older fans and has more serious intentions. So, there will likely be little interest among kids.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG-13
For some violence, sexuality, and drug content.


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