When five struggling single moms put aside their differences to form a support group, they find inspiration and laughter in their new sisterhood, and help each other overcome the obstacles that stand in their way.
The Single Moms Club follows five single mothers from different walks of life who come together when their teen kids, who all attend the same exclusive school, get in trouble for smoking and vandalism. It turns out that the school makes parents get involved when their children act out, so the five women are tasked with organizing a fundraiser dance. The group consists of Jan (Wendi McLendon-Covey), a type-A executive who is struggling to hold on to her stressful career in publishing; Hillary (Amy Smart), a mother of three still reeling from her recent divorce, and who has the hots for her new neighbor; Esperanza (Zulay Henao), who is hiding her new boyfriend from her ex-husband because she fears he might take away his financial support; May (Nia Long), an aspiring writer with a drug-addict ex-husband and a teenage son who wants to know more about his dad; and Lytia (Cocoa Brown), a sassy waitress trying to keep her youngest son from falling into a life of crime. The outspoken Jan and ...
I was unsure going into this movie, but I generally like Tyler Perry so I decided to give it a shot. It had a lot of potential, but fell somewhat short in it's intentions. It was okay overall but he has definitely produced better work. It was filled with stereotypes as another reviewer said, but I also think it is the reality in many situations. Perry also did a good job of showing that every single mom has her own unique story, yet can relate to other women experiencing single parenthood. The best thing about this movie is the beautiful and talented Nia Long. She fit the role well and played it with grace and class as she always does. I think they could have gone in a different direction at some points in the movie, but overall, it was a good heartfelt and somewhat humorous film.
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