The Single Moms Club
Five divorced or never-married mothers from widely disparate backgrounds (Cocoa Brown, Zulay Henao, Nia Long, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Amy Smart) are thrown together when their respective children are disciplined by the private school they all attend. The moms form an ad hoc support group, bonding in ways that surprise them all. Writer-director Tyler Perry employs his standard mix of soap opera and sassy humor (the latter mostly from earth-mama Brown), but to smoother effect than usual. Perry's knack for attracting good actors and (especially) actresses serves the movie well, and the movie is bathed in a glossy feel-good vibe thanks to Perry, the cast and cinematographer Alexander Gruszynski. As the men in the moms' lives, Ryan Eggold, William Levy, Terry Crews and Perry himself lend yeoman support.