*insert image of my ta-dow grin*
Bear in mind, while I love me some Latifah (unless she's singing) and enjoy Common musically, I wasn't necessarily convinced that I wanted to see the two of them get it on on the big screen. And then Paula Patton trying to be funny? DEAD FISH EYES.
But I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised.
Latifah is on point for this role. In addition to being Cover Girl beautiful, her sense of comedic timing gets significantly better with every movie. Mind you, Paula Patton was PERFECT as the hooch gold-digger. Who knew?? I'm not going to give anything away but just wait until you see her in the morning scene after the party. Hee-larious. And not for nothing, as long as he had his pants on Common was alright with me (yeah, the whole knobby knees/ skinny calves was a wee bit distracting for the kid). It's very obvious he's been working with a new acting couch on this.
I'm not gonna lie, the plot was relatively predictable. But STILL, it was sososo cute. It's beyond refreshing to see a well done romantic comedy with strong black actors. No lie, for that hot hour and fifteen minutes, I totally fell in love with the idea of romance and love all over again. *swoons and spins in pirouette* Happy Sigh.
Hopefully, this will be the start of another round of movies featuring Black actors worth coughing up the $12.50 to see.
*side-eyes Madea while crossing fingers, toes, legs, arms*