I woke up so early this morning and decided to stream Good Deeds on Netflix. I am a huge fan of Tyler Perry. I admire how Tyler found a way to pull himself up from a very difficult childhood. Tyler Perry now owns his very own movie and television studios in Atlanta, Georgia. He is truly an inspiration to many people. Tyler is best known for playing the role of Madea. The name Madea is a play on the words Ma dear. Madea is a no-nonsense character that brought Tyler his claim to fame on the chitlin circuit. Tyler Perry was my male crush until Richard Armitage came along.
Tyler Perry directed, produced, wrote and stars in Good Deeds. The movie also stars Phylicia Rashad as Wilimena, Thandie Newton as Lindsey Wakefield, Gabrielle Union as Natalie, Brian White as Walter Deeds and Jordenn Thompson as Ariel. Tyler plays the part of Wesley Deeds. The movie was released on February 24, 2012. Good Deeds cost $14,000.000 to make and grossed $35,025,791. at the box office.
Wilhimena has a few issues of her own. She is very much into the black bourgeois lifestyle. She wants her sons to marry into “good” families and associate with the “right” people. For years Wilimena has been pushing Wesley to marry a woman named Natalie because it would be a “perfect” union.
Lindsey starts working the third shift as a janitor in the office building. Wesley works late every night, so he and Lindsey begin to get to know one another better.
As their friendship develops, Lindsey encourages Wesley to relax and embrace life the way he would like to. Lindsey’s encouragement rubs off and Wesley dresses down one day for the office which shocks Natalie.
Wesley and Lindsey go out to lunch together and end up spending the afternoon leisurely riding a motorcycle and enjoying each others company immensely. Wesley and Lindsey end up kissing. Wesley, being the proper gentleman, tells Lindsey that he is engaged to be married.
Things begin to really unravel in the Deeds family during an office celebration. Walter and Wesley get into a big fight and Wilimena snubs Lindsey.