Good Deeds: Great Needs

Say it Rah-shay By Feb 12, 2012 No Comments

Coming to theaters February 24th is the new Tyler Perry movie, Good Deeds.


A successful, wealthy businessman, Wesley Deeds (Tyler Perry) has always done what’s expected of him, whether it’s assuming the helm of his father’s company, tolerating his brother’s misbehavior at the office or planning to marry his beautiful but restless fiancée, Natalie (Gabrielle Union). But Wesley is jolted out of his predictable routine when he meets Lindsey (Thandie Newton), a down-on-her-luck single mother who works on the cleaning crew in his office building. When he offers to help her get back on her feet, the chance encounter with someone so far outside his usual circle ignites something in Wesley. This one good deed may finally spark his courage to exchange the life that’s expected of him for the life he’s always really wanted.

A moving, uplifting drama about coincidence, courage, and the defining choices we make on our paths to happiness, TYLER PERRY’S GOOD DEEDS is written, produced and directed by Tyler Perry, and stars Perry, Thandie Newton, Brian White, Rebecca Romijn, Jamie Kennedy, Eddie Cibrian, Jordenn Thompson, Beverly Johnson, with Phylicia Rashad, and Gabrielle Union.

The premise of the new Tyler Perry movie, Good Deeds, sounds like a conversation I tweavesdropped in on today over on Twitter. Mom bloggers, it seems, are always getting themselves in a tizzy as they attempt to create this persona of the perfect mother because that is what they are supposed to do. I’ve found myself in this hole, numbly going through the motions as expected. When something out of my “norm” comes up, I find myself reenergized and excited about possibilities for myself that I have never considered.

I’m excited to see this movie as it stars some of my favorite actors but also because of the announcement I’ve learned about Good Deeds: Great Needs, an initiative to support Covenant House. Convenant House is a non-profit organization that provides for homeless youth. Through, Good Deeds: Great Needs will be collecting unused gift cards and donating all collected to Covenant House.

Good Deeds is also presenting fans an opportunity to win a 500 gift card for a date night. Hurry! Entries are due by February 13th. Check out this link to their Facebook fan page for more information.

Take a peek at the video and if you like what you see, consider sharing with others. Liongate, the studio behind this movie, will be making a financial donation to Covenant House for every share of the Good Deeds trailer.

The idea of changing your life while helping others is inspiring. What ways can you help make a change? I have a few gift cards that I am digging up now.

Paying it forward with some good deeds,


r’s note: In the spirit of disclosure please know that I was not compensated for this post but may be eligible for future screenings.


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