Daddy's Little Girls


Daddy's Little Girls

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Daddy's Little Girls boasts fine performances and a poignant message, but is ultimately let down by amateurish filmmaking.



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Diary of a Mad Black Woman mastermind Tyler Perry turns the familiar Cinderella tale on its head with this story concerning a successful female attorney who falls in love with a financially strapped mechanic. Monty (Idris Elba) is struggling mechanic and single father of three from a poor neighborhood. Upon learning that custody of his beloved daughters has been awarded to his morally bankrupt, drug-dealing ex-wife Jennifer (Tasha Smith), desperate Monty enlists the aid of beautiful Ivy league-educated lawyer Julia (Gabrielle Union) -- whom he recently met during his brief stint as a chauffeur -- in ensuring that his daughters remain with him in a stable and loving environment. Despite the vast social and economical differences that divide them, Monty and Julia soon begin to find themselves unexpectedly falling in love with one another as they work together to save Monty's daughters from a life of crime and corruption. Now, in order to reconcile their blossoming romance and overcome the forces that threaten to destroy the only thing that Monty holds dear, the concerned father and powerful lawyer will have to bridge the gap that divides them by coming together to prove that true love really does have the power to prevail. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi


Tasha Smith
as Jennifer
China Anne McClain
as China James
Rochelle Dewberry
as Miss Rochelle
L. Warren Young
as Councilman
Sharyn Shields
as Civil Lawyer
Leland L. Jones
as District Attorney
Donna Biscoe
as Social Worker
Bennet Guillory
as Principal
Mark Oliver
as Jennifer's Lawyer
Sasha the Diva
as Club Lady 3
Arron Momon
as Young Monty
Joey Nappo
as Player 1
Arvell Poe
as Player 2
Giulia Pagano
as Criminal Judge
Bob Banks
as Mr. Jones
Sharon Cain
as Civil Court Bailiff
Dan Albright
as Judge 3
Sharan Mansfield
as Mrs. Mansfield
Javon Johnson
as Brenda's Husband
E. Roger Mitchell
as Joe's Criminal Lawyer
Judy Peterson
as Choir Soloist
Gordon Daniels
as Probation Officer
John Beasley
as 125 Family Court Judge
Monica Kaufman
as Announcer
Joan Pringle
as Civil Court Judge
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  • Dec 07, 2012
    The one and only Tyler Perry film that I have seen and I hope I don't end up seeing many. This paint by numbers effort translates bad rom com to the black community.
    John B Super Reviewer
  • Nov 18, 2011
    An inspiring well thought out film. To bad that's all it has going for it. Tyler Perry should stick to comedies, as if that still does him good. There was no real plot build-up to this one. Everything was also fasted pasted, which is not good for a movie that has a sub genre of drama. With poor performances by the cast there was no real emotion to this movie. And this is a movie that should have emotion. The fight scene at the end between Monty and the gangsters was laughable. Even thought this is a comedy I don't believe I was supposed to laugh at that scene. I would recommend this to women that basically would watch anything that would make them cry.
    Eduardo T Super Reviewer
  • Oct 31, 2011
    The critics may have hated it but I for one loved this film. An exceptionally well acted and thought of dramatic story with tangible emotive performances and a very well thought out script. Although there were a few "Hollywood touches" that bypassed alot of the judicial practices in this film, if you take it for the raw power the lead actors possessed whilst playing their parts, you forget that this film is ultimatley about law. The good ol' race card was played heavily in this movie but in fairness to Perry, its a card worth playing. A very good film indeed.
    Unknown H Super Reviewer
  • May 30, 2010
    Seriously this was a good movie. I liked the dating part most. It was funny. And also loved the part where a father can do anything for his children. The little one was cute. Liked her attitude. The story is very touchy. It will bring you to tears and make you angry at the same time (especially where the so-called mother humiliates her husband). Honestly I didn't like Jennifer (Tasha Smith) and her boyfriend. It was <i>disturbing</i>. I highly recommend you to watch.
    Dead A Super Reviewer

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