July 10th 2014 18:38
Whoopi Goldberg stars in A Day Late and a Dollar Short. It’s a movie women should want to watch because it is a movie that was on Lifetime. If you didn’t get a chance to catch it or your DVR wasn’t working for you. You can now get the movie on DVD.
A Day Late and a Dollar Short touching story comes from the novel by Terry McMillan. I have never read her work, but after seeing this movie I am seriously thinking of picking up one of her books. Watching this movie, I laughed and chuckled and ever belly laughed a few times.
I even became a little angst at the decisions the characters took on the storyline. Underlining the fact people in our lives does have flaws – life is not a cookie cutter or simple mathematical equation. Our decisions or imperfections can adversely influence other people in our lives – even destroy someone’s life. Watching this movie you may find yourself crying or getting angry because of what the characters do – even so to the point of being shocked.
Paris (Anika Noni Rose) and Shanice (Shanice Banton) were going through some ordeals that are hard to swallow. Viola (Whoopi Goldberg) had to put up with them is unbelievable. At times, I found myself saying, “I am glad I am not them.” There were so many issues coming in the storyline. It was hard for me to believe the situations were actually real. Sure, people make mistakes, learn lessons and roller coaster. I kept thinking, “Why should Viola go through this experience with her family.” It seems everybody hates her, yet she is trying to correct. A Day Late and a Dollar Short was an emotional viewing experience.
The line from the movie, "There's a whole lot of mess I have to clean up before I go" says it all. Viola is most appropriate for a family that has fallen apart. Kind of sad and sappy if you think about it long enough.