Based on rags-to-riches playwright Tyler Perry's hugely popular stage production, this peculiar and none-too-felicitous mix of Bible-thumping, heartstring-jerking and man-bashing never finds its tone, careening wildly from slapstick comedy to soapy melodrama. From the outside, it looks as though Helen McCarter (Kimberly Elise) has it all. She's beautiful, married to wealthy, self-made criminal defense attorney Charles McCarter (Steve Harris) and lives in a Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous
-ready Atlanta mansion. But beneath the glittering surface lies a bitter pool of unhappiness. Charles ignores and belittles Helen, cuts her off from her family (they're poor ...