Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds
shows that the highly successful, critically derided multi-hyphenate learned a little something from his rather ambitious 2010 drama For Colored Girls
. He more or less abandons any comedy at all this time around, and while that means that Good Deeds
doesn’t suffer from the manic-depressive mood swings that typify many of his films, it also showcases all the more glaringly just how rudimentary his dramatic chops are.
Perry himself stars as Wesley Deeds, the CEO of a successful software company founded by his father. His younger brother Walter (Brian J. White) is a quick-tempered alcoholic who believes their father w...