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The Single Moms Club

The Single Moms Club
Starring:
Nia Long, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Zulay Henao, Cocoa Brown, Amy Smart and Tyler Perry


Rated: PG-13 for language and sexual content. 
Reviewed by: Chris  
Release date: March 14, 2014 Released by: Lions Gate Films

Tyler Perry, writer, director and sometime actor costars in this comedy-with-a-message film, something that he is well acquainted with.   Here he puts together 5 women with different races and backgrounds, but they have one thing in common.   Their kids attend the same Atlanta prep school and after they get into a bit of trouble at school, the principal ask the parents to work on a dance/fundraiser together.
 
Nia Long plays a writer for a small newspaper, Cocoa Brown is a coffee shop waitress, Zulay Henao and Amy Smart are stay-at-home moms and Wendy McLendon-Covey is a no-nonsense book publisher.   A couple of women have money, one is struggling financially, and one recently divorced can't cope with being a mother alone. They get together with a glass of wine and before they know it, they realize that despite their differences, they really have similar goals. They want the best for their kids, and they would like some male companionship.
 
McLendon-Covey and Brown provide a couple of laughs exchanging barbs, but most of the comedy comes from Terry Crews, who's crazy for Brown, even though she smacks down his advances at every turn.
 
The men are primarily here to showcase the actresses, even Perry himself, who is cast as the most eligible of the group, has a small role. The women are talented and some are pretty funny.   Perry writes with a heavy hand, nothing is subtle in his world.   But, that's what we've come to expect from one of his comedies, so be forewarned.

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