Reel Shorts | Mary J. Blige

28 08 2009

Grammy award winner Mary J. Blige does double duty in Tyler Perry’s upcoming film, “I Can Do Bad All By Myself.” Check out a portion of Blige performing the film’s title song.

When Madea catches sixteen-year-old Jennifer and her two younger brothers looting her home, she decides to take matters into her own hands and delivers the young delinquents to the only relative they have: their aunt April (Taraji P. Henson). A heavy-drinking nightclub singer who lives off of Raymond, her married boyfriend, April wants nothing to do with the kids. But her attitude begins to change when Sandino, a handsome Mexican immigrant looking for work, moves into April’s basement room. Making amends for his own troubled past, Sandino challenges April to open her heart. And April soon realizes she must make the biggest choice of her life: between her old ways with Raymond and the new possibilities of family, faith . . . and even true love.

Mary J brings her trademark soulful passion to the film’s title track as well as playing singer Tanya in the film. While Perry delves into familiar territory, even with heavy shades of “The Bernie Mac Show” present, he understands what his audience wants . . . and has no problem giving it to them over and over.

“I Can Do Bad All By Myself” opens on September 11




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