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Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor (2013)

PG-13 | | Drama, Thriller | 29 March 2013 (USA)
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An ambitious married woman's temptation by a handsome billionaire leads to betrayal, recklessness, and forever alters the course of her life.

Director:

Tyler Perry

Writers:

Tyler Perry (screenplay), Tyler Perry (stage play "The Marriage Counselor")
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jurnee Smollett-Bell ... Judith
Lance Gross ... Brice
Kim Kardashian West ... Ava (as Kim Kardashian)
Vanessa Williams ... Janice
Robbie Jones ... Harley
Renée Taylor ... Ms. Waco Chapman
Ella Joyce ... Sarah
Brandy Norwood ... Melinda
Jim Adams ... Client
Alvin Aki Alvin Aki ... Client #4
Sidney Baxley ... Client #2 (as Sid Baxley)
Renee Ford Clark Renee Ford Clark ... Sarah's Church Sister #2
Candice Coke Candice Coke ... Marriage Counselor
Stephanie Marie Douglas Stephanie Marie Douglas ... Choir Singer #1
Timothy Scott Floyd Timothy Scott Floyd ... Choir Singer #6
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Storyline

Roger Jackson strives to support his family, a group that includes not only his Ivy League-educated wife Judith (Jurnee Smollett-Bell), but his ganja-smoking father Stanley and her Bible-thumping mother TT as well. Meanwhile, Judith doles out thoughtful advice to couples every day, yet remains completely powerless when it comes to addressing the issues surrounding her own troubled marriage. When an old college friend drops by her office, Judith faces her biggest personal challenge to date..

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Betrayal Burns Forever See more »

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violence, sexuality and drug content | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 March 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tyler Perry's Temptation See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,641,679, 31 March 2013, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$51,975,354

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$53,125,354
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Lance Gross first worked with Tyler Perry in 'House of Payne'. See more »

Quotes

Ava: Judith, we've being going at this for weeks. Look around this office. What do you see?
Judith: A bunch of women with hair from India?
Ava: Look at me, Judith. What you should see is people in this office care about what they look like. Unlike you. We have over a billion dollars walking in and out of these offices looking for love. We have a standard to uphold. This is not our standard.
Judith: Okay, Ava... I don't have to wear fancy dresses and fancy shoes to prove that I'm qualified to do my job.
Ava: Yes, you do.
Judith: No, ...
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Connections

Referenced in Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.52 (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Guide Us Home
Written by Javier Dunn and James Wesley Roach IV
Performed by Bad Actress
Published by Fair Enough Music, Roach Rock Publishing and Reformatted Music
Courtesy of Format Entertainment
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Makes you wonder...
22 July 2013 | by jerome157See all my reviews

This movie stuck to the point and felt a bit predictable at times. However, I sense a neat trick of Tyler Perry's : To stir up emotions among viewers and let THEM be the surprise factor. In other words, the marvelous part of the movie experience is essentially witnessing the variety of debate points raised.

Some major debate items:

1. what makes a happy marriage? 2. who is really at fault when one's spouse cheats? 3. how hard should one try to be faithful? 4. why did people expect hot steamy sex in the movie?

The answers to these questions say more about viewers than we might care to admit. Makes you wonder....


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