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Good Deeds (2012)

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Businessman Wesley Deeds is jolted out of his scripted life when he meets Lindsey, a single mother who works on the cleaning crew in his office building.

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Tyler Perry

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Tyler Perry (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tyler Perry ... Wesley Deeds
Thandie Newton ... Lindsey Wakefield
Gabrielle Union ... Natalie
Eddie Cibrian ... John
Brian White ... Walt Deeds
Jordenn Thompson ... Ariel
Phylicia Rashad ... Wilimena
Beverly Johnson ... Brenda
Rebecca Romijn ... Heidi
Jamie Kennedy ... Mark Freeze
Andrew Masset ... Mr. Brunson (as Andrew Hyatt Masset)
Victoria Loving Victoria Loving ... Mrs. Brunson
Tom Thon ... Milton
Susan Shalhoub Larkin ... Margaret
Nevaina Graves Rhodes Nevaina Graves Rhodes ... Teacher (as Nevaina)
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Storyline

Businessman Wesley Deeds is jolted out of his scripted life when he meets Lindsey, a single mother who works on the cleaning crew in his office building.

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Taglines:

Wesley Deeds is About to Discover the Person He Was Meant to Be.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content, language, some violence and thematic material | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 February 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tyler Perry's Good Deeds See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,583,924, 26 February 2012

Gross USA:

$35,025,791

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$35,578,791
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Gabrielle and Brian also co-starred in Tyler Perry's Daddy's Little Girls. See more »

Goofs

When Wesley and Lindsey are riding the motorcycle, you can see a reflection of a truck in the mirror. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Wesley Deeds: [narration] My name is Wesley Deeds the Third. I grew up fifth-generation Ivy League graduate. I can tell you my pedigree all the way back to the tribe that my greatest grandfather came from. I was born into privilege, groomed by my father to be a businessman, to take over his company, groomed by my mother to be a gentleman. I was told where to stand and how to dress, how to cut my hair, and what I would be doing for the rest of my life from the time that I was five years old. And ...
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Prelude #1 Cello Suite
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performed by Alan Nisbet
Published by Music of Melpomene
Courtesy of Carondelet Music Group
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Good Deeds is Good Works
25 February 2012 | by cattjonesSee all my reviews

This film is true to Tyler Perry's style in that he always wants to convey positive messages. There were so many messages in this film that I don't even know where to start. The film demonstrates that no matter how much money you have, you can still be unhappy in your own skin. It also made me realize that I should stop gripping about the things that I don't have and consider myself blessed to have what I do because there is always someone out there that has it worse. I am glad to see Tyler Perry (Wesley Deeds) step out of the comedic genre. I think that he was very believable as the romantic lead. I really hope that he continues to expand the types of films that he makes so that he does not become stereotyped as a one-hit-pony. Gabriele Union (Natalie) is always perfection in any role that she plays. I don't think that she gets the credit that she deserves, but I will say that she did a fantastic job hosting the BET honors awards (she is very funny). Thandie Newton (Lindsey Wakefield) pulled at your heart strings in this film. Every time I see a homeless person on the streets I always ask myself, "I wonder how he/she got here". Well, Lindsey answered that question for me in this film and makes me realize that sometimes it is to no fault of the individual. It's just life and things happen. Thandie is like a chameleon transforming from a strong-willed woman in For Colored Girls, to a beaten down struggling women in this film. Brian White (Walter Deeds) reminded me that there are still haters in this world and definitely convinced me that he was the king of the haters. Tyler obviously like working with Phylicia Rashad (Wilimena) because he has cast her in a couple of films with good reason. I don't care how many films I have seen her in; every now and then I get a glimpse of Mrs. Huxtable. Is it just me? The one thing that I have to say about the audience in this theater is that we all reacted the same way at the same time and we did it out loud. I love that! I also have to say that I love this film although it was very predictable. It was just refreshing to see a positive film for a change that conveyed basic life messages. I give this film a green light.


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