1. Now I LOVE LOVE LOVE Tyler Perry. I love the fact that he literally came up out of nowhere and busted onto the scene. I love the fact that he doesn’t sugarcoat life. Period. It is not about black or white it is about LIFE period and truth and that even when we think we got it all together, we don’t. Now where can I find a fine man like this to say this to me?? Cause HE has it going on..period
2. Another Madea movie.. Madea’s family Reunion..yeah you are gonna notice a theme here..
3.Madea reminds us that none of us are perfect. That even in knowing God we can never fully trust Him simply because we are human and we fall short. We have issues wrapping our heads around an omnipotent creator who loves us enough to accept us right where we are and to have our back. Maybe not in the time we would like Him to but right on time.
4. I love even more that many of the Tyler Perry movies were originally plays, Written and acted in by Tyler Perry. His first “Diary of a Mad Black Woman” was a one man show. He was on the LAST night of opening. He was sleeping in his car, not another dime to his name. He came here on a word from God to go and do it. It seemed as if he had heard wrong. That night as he looked out the window of the dressing room the block was filled with people to see his play. On the last possible night he sold out the show. Ain’t that just like God..I love the people he brings into his plays. Tamela Mann is one of the foremost gospel singers of our time. I could watch this over and over and still feel God walk onto that stage. The best part.. the play goes on ad lib and all. No one stops her, no one complains. What started as a play turned into a praise session..
5.Who doesn’t love Steel Magnolias. There are so many scenes to choose from as my favorite. But this one tops the list.
6. Divine secrets of the YaYa Sisterhood. Another movie along the lines of Steel Magnolias. But the raw honesty in the movies is what draws me in..
7. Radio.. Cuba Gooding delivers , in my opinion, his best performance as a mentally challenged man who gets taken in by a school. Based on a true story you cannot help but be drawn into it. 2 scenes stand out to me.. The scene where Coach Jones explains to his daughter why he does what he does for Radio.. I cannot imagine the grief and guilt he had to carry that knowledge for years
8. Radio 2.. the scene in the coffee shop when Coach Jones steps down as football coach..powerful..
9. The notebook. Hands down one of the most heartwrenching love stories of all time. We all dream of that kind of love don’t we. One that loves and tells us OUR story long after we have forgotten it..
10.One night with the King. Visually spectacular, breathtaking story line. The moment when Haddasah must reveal who she is in the presence of her enemy.. just stunning but even more so is her decision to break protocol and interrupt a meeting, knowing that in that moment she could be killed for doing so..