What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that as with any Tyler Perry movie, Good Deeds explores themes of family, class, and what it means to follow your dreams. There's some sexuality (a few kisses, one brief love scene that focuses on the couple's faces) and strong language ("s--t," "ass," "bitch," etc.). Violence is limited to a skirmish between two brothers (one is left whimpering on the floor) and one near-attack in a homeless shelter. Perry's films tend to focus on grander messages about the nature of a happy and fulfilled life, and this one is no exception.
- Families can talk about Good Deeds' messages about family and fulfillment. Wesley's life seemed perfect, but he wasn't happy -- why? Teens: How can you balance honoring your parents and following your dreams?
- Those familiar with Perry's other films can talk about the enduring popularity of his movies. Which do you enjoy more -- his dramas or his comedies, and why?
- Perry's movies have been compared to morality plays. How do their overt messages -- to be honest, hardworking, faithful, etc. -- impact the film's entertainment value?