Without benefit of his Madea guise, Tyler Perry succeeds yet again as writer, director and star of a tale that slants heavier toward drama than comedy.
He plays a man who lives his personal and professional lives just as expected, until he takes an interest in one of his office's custodial workers (Thandie Newton) ... and what he then does may help him as much as her. Gabrielle Union appears as his fiancee; Eddie Cibrian, Phylicia Rashad and Rebecca Romijn also are featured. DVD extras: two "making-of" documentaries. *** (PG-13: AS, P, V) (Also on Blu-ray and Movies on Demand)Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun