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The reverse-Cinderella tale centers on a successful attorney (Union) who falls in love with a financially challenged mechanic (Elba) who is a single father of three children. The relationship hits a snag when the janitor’s ex-wife comes back into his life and threatens to take away their kids.
A romantic drama about family, community and love against the odds, “Tyler Perry’s Daddy’s Little Girls” stars Gabrielle Union (“Running with Scissors,” “Bad Boys II,” “Deliver Us From Eva”) and Idris Elba (HBO’s “The Wire,” “The Gospel,” “Sometimes in April”) in writer / director Tyler Perry’s follow-up to his number one box office hits “Diary of a Mad Black Woman” and “Madea’s Family Reunion.”
A single father, Monty (Elba) is a garage mechanic who lives in a poor neighborhood and struggles to make ends meet as he raises his three young daughters on his own. But when the courts award custody of his daughters to his corrupt, drug-dealing ex-wife, Monty desperately tries to win them back, enlisting the help of Julia (Union), a beautiful – and hard-nosed – attorney he meets during his short stint as a chauffeur.
While Monty and the Ivy-League-educated Julia couldn’t be less alike, an unexpected romance blossoms…and it soon begins to feel like true love. But in order for their relationship to survive, the couple must reconcile their two very different worlds – and overcome the forces that threaten to tear Monty’s family apart.
Starring: Gabrielle Union, Idris Elba, Tasha Smith, Gary Sturgis, Tracee Ellis Ross, Lou Gossett, Jr., Malinda Williams, Juanita Jennings
Directed by: Tyler Perry
Screenplay by: Tyler Perry
Release Date: February 14th, 2007
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic material, drug and sexual content, violence, language.
Box Office: $31,366,978 (US total)
Studio: Lionsgate Films