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Daddy’s Little Girls

Not for real life
By BROOKE HOLGERSON  |  February 21, 2007
2.0 2.0 Stars

Tyler Perry secured two likable leads for his new film, and they make Daddy’s Little Girls more enjoyable than it has any right to be. Hunky Idris Elba is Monty, a mechanic who loses custody of his three daughters to their no-good mother; the luminous Gabrielle Union is Julia, the high class lawyer who agrees to take his case. But they’re stuck in a film that moves in fits and starts, with well-paced scenes followed by interminably dull ones that seem less intentionally edited than thrown together. Perry, as always, writes in broad strokes, and his world is one of moral blacks and whites; here Monty is a saint, whereas his ex is so evil she lets her drug-dealer boyfriend slap her kids around. Score one for Hollywood fantasy but not for real life.
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