Good Deeds is Tyler Perry’s movie about Wesley Deeds, a successful black entrepreneur (here that Michael Arrington!), who becomes more romantically interested in a a down-on-her-luck single mother than his more “uptown” fiance.
Here’s the official plot:
A successful, wealthy San Francisco 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.
From reading that, wlll Good Deeds be a critique of Black success, or mainstream African American business? That’s the open question.
The film will be distributed by Lionsgate, and was produced by Tyler Perry Studios and Lionsgate and is set for theatrical release on February 24, 2012.
The film stars Tyler Perry, Thandie Newton, Brian White, Rebecca Romijn, Jamie Kennedy, Eddie Cibrian, Jordenn Thompson, and Beverly Johnson with Phylicia Rashad and Gabrielle Union.