For all of you who haven’t flocked to the movie theater to see this movie, GO A.S.A.P. While I could have done without some of the monologues, I have to admit, this was a phenomenal, unpredictable film that challenges some issues women of various backgrounds may face and encourages us all to take responsibility for the role we play in our relationships.
Since going to the movie on its opening night I’ve read harsh critiques of the movie and spoken to several friends about their thoughts. Many said this was a typical Tyler Perry film that didn’t show enough positive male characters. While I respect that position, this film wasn’t about men. It was about how women are victimized by men and other women and how they have a choice in how the overcome that victimization.
I don’t want to spoil the movie for anyone so I won’t give away any details but I will say that many of you may see yourself or at least someone you know in one of the characters in the movie. Personally, I saw myself in Phylicia Rashad’s character who wasn’t afraid to say the most difficult things during such a trying time of mourning for Kimberly Elise’s character. Phylicia’s character and the movie overall was the truth about sisterhood and how one needs to take difficult steps to overcome the hardships of life. I suggest everyone go see it.
Can you drink to that?