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Diary of a Tired Black Man (2008)

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  • Genre: Comedy | Drama
  • Runtime: USA:108 min
  • Filming Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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  • IMDb page: Diary of a Tired Black Man (2008)
  • Rate: 4.5/10 total 262 votes 
  • Genre: Comedy | Drama
  • Runtime: USA:108 min
  • Filming Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
  • Director: Tim Alexander
  • Stars: Jimmy Jean-Louis, Paula Lema and Tim Alexander
  • Original Music By: Tim Alexander   
  • Sound Mix: Stereo
  • Plot Keyword: Black Man | Divorce | Interview | Male Female Relationship | Marriage

Writing Credits By:

    (in alphabetical order)

  • Tim Alexander  writer

Known Trivia

  • Tim Alexander started his career as a fashion photographer with no real experience as a filmmaker. After a life of making bad choices in the women he chose to deal with, he decided to make this film, by himself as a crew of one, to show the world the challenges a good man has in a relationship. It was a personal challenge to tell his personal story through the lead character Jimmy Jean-Louis. Tim is now happily married with twin sons.

Plot: A humorous and deep look into why relationships fail to work from the point of view of a good black man. It is part scripted and a series of interviews with real people from across the country. Full summary »  »

Story: Diary of a Tired Black Man is a simple story about the complex relationships between black men and black women. It follows a successful black man James and his struggle to find a healthy loving relationship. He is constantly challenged by the anger he finds in the black women he gets involved with. From his wife whom he divorces, to the women he tries to date after her – nothing but Drama Drama Drama! He even tries dating outside of his race bringing up a whole new set of issues for him to deal with. It's a ride into the reality of relationships.Written by ScreenTime Films  

Synopsis

Synopsis: Diary of a Tired Black Man108 Minutes, Rated R, Documentary/Drama/ComedyDirector/Producer: Tim AlexanderAvailable on DVD ($22) Feb. 3, 2009

The premise of Diary of a Tired Black Man is derived from a three-minute clip that appeared on the Internet a couple of years ago. The clip involves four black women sitting around a living room. As a car pulls into the driveway, one of the women exclaims, Tell me that ain’t James rolling up with a white girl!

James would be the tired black man that this film is centered around, and his main protagonist is his ex-wife, Tanya. The confrontation at the door comes as James is trying to pick up his daughter, and it concludes with James declaring he is tired of dealing with angry black women, such as the ones in his direct presence.

The original clip had many people supposing that its creator, Tim Alexander, was suggesting that men who resembled James in this scene should dump black women and their angry ways, for the sanctuary of white women. The rest of this terrific docudrama proves that assumption dead wrong.

Diary isn’t a traditional, straightforward 108-minute movie, and it is more of a documentary, but it works in that the short scenes provide enough dramatic tension, yet elicit a wide array of responses from an audience. That audience would be the people who are peppered between the cinematic scenes that star Jimmy-Jean Louis and Paula Lima. They are the people that Alexander went across the country to show them exactly the same things you’re looking at, and then respond to what they saw in real time.

The fascinating thing about all those People on the Street interviews (all done by Alexander himself) is that they’re all memorable in their own way; some of them are hilarious (such as many of the barbershop scenes-pick one), some unintelligible, many of them serious in tone and nature.

The clip scenes are based on Alexander’s experiences in dealing with multiple relationships with women, not all of them as negative as he portrays. However, the negativity that is shown in this film is by design-it is to make a point, to both men and women that African-American relationships are deteriorating at a cataclysmic rate. However, Alexander’s point is that black women are just as much of the problem, if not more so, as black men.

And yet, even as these scenes are spliced to show examples of how tired James is becoming of his wife’s act, of her friends and their abusive mates, of his friends and their philandering ways, they still follow a straight line, rather than jumping all over the place.

This is meant to show, in a chronological order, the building tension between James and Tanya, all leading to perhaps the most intense, and compelling, scene in this movie-the moment when James decides, after receiving the most disrespectful thing he could ever have gotten from his wife, that it’s time for this reign of misery to end, once and for all. And he does so in a way one could least expect, even when you think you know what’s about to happen.

Then, in the scenes to follow, Alexander wraps it all up by answering those critics who claimed that this film was a diatribe in favor of dating women of other race. He does this by having his character, now single, date women of different races and meet women in different places, with various conclusions, before finally coming back to the original three-minute clip shown at the beginning. By the time the film is over, you’ve seen James grow as a character; from a weary, aggravated, and browbeaten man, to certain and contented man at peace.

The point of all this was summed up beautifully by one of Alexander’s many People on the Street: This wasn’t about the white girl [in the car]. Even more so, the bigger point addresses black women’s need to be angry in order to show a modicum of strength. As a simple caption points out, while a young lady is trying to define what a strong black woman is, A strong black woman is a woman who has weathered many storms without losing the goodness of her character.

In all, this film serves a sociological purpose; to educate women about many of their own tactics and how those tactics are driving men into marriage strikes and such. But it also serves as a reminder to men who are disgruntled that the grass isn’t always greener on the other side of the ocean, let alone the street. Yet it says to both parties: if you don’t choose your mates and friends wisely, you could be a part of this film someday.

That it seeks to open a dialogue by shining a light on a problem that’s helping to destroy black relationships, Diary succeeds on every level. The fact that it was all derived out of three minutes of an internet phenomenon, with most of the major backstage work done by one person; it’s an amazing accomplishment to see it unfold. Entertaining as it is educational, fascinating and compelling; Diary is well worth the $20 paid for it.

RATING: 3.5 stars out of four.

 

FullCast & Crew

Produced By:

  • Tim Alexander known as executive producer
  • Tim Alexander known as line producer
  • Tim Alexander known as producer
  • David Gueringer known as associate producer
  • Mohsen Saeedy known as executive producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Jimmy Jean-Louis known as James
  • Paula Lema known as Tonya
  • Tim Alexander known as Interviewer / Speaker / Host
  • Natasha M. Dixon known as Bridgette
  • Shavsha Israel known as Linda
  • Shavonne Sciarillo known as Joy
  • Alex Morris known as Alex
  • Krista Woods known as Girl in Pink
  • Tamika Pough known as Girl in Green
  • Ricky Jones known as The Nice Guy
  • Anika C. McFall known as Juanita The Blind Date
  • Valerie Davis known as Woman In Green
  • Vanessa Paul known as Woman In Peach
  • John Webb known as Young Thug Guy
  • Robynne Young known as Wants A Man Girl
  • Solomon Israel known as Bridgette's Son
  • Kenneth M. Herbs known as Abusive Man
  • Carl W. Stewart Sr. known as Pastor (as Bishop Carl W. Stewart Sr.)
  • Emmanuel Temple Apostolic known as The Church Congregation
  • Cierra Lockett known as Little Lena
  • Jason E. Kelley known as Basketball Buddy
  • Adolph Coleman known as Black Shirt Basketball Buddy
  • Troy Winbush known as Man In Black Suit At Club
  • Corey Cook known as Man In Lt. Blue Shirt At Club
  • Charese Mongiello known as Bar Waitress A Club
  • Kimmarie Johnson known as Sexy Woman At Club (as Kim Marie Johnson)
  • James 'B-Tip' Brown known as Bartender Club #1
  • Angela LaValley known as Manager
  • Dave Fennoy known as Guy with Dreads
  • Jon Bessire known as The White Guy
  • Karl Butts known as The Asian Lover
  • Debbie Castine known as The Doctor Date
  • Carla Sanchez known as Girl in Pink At Bar
  • David Gueringer known as Guy Drinking In Background
  • William D. Sanford known as Bartender #2 Bar
  • Sandra Tran known as Asian Date
  • Gabriel Corbin known as Male Friend At Dance Club
  • Alessandra Benjamin known as Girl At Dance Club
  • Shannon Kane known as Hot Bad Girl At Bar
  • Jama Williams known as Woman In Red Date
  • Michelle Kopacz known as Ms. Independent
  • Melissa Labatut known as Blonde Restaurant Date
  • Mari Mascaro known as Red Hair Girl With Jerk Guy
  • Scott Mervine known as Donnie The Jerk Guy
  • Dacia James known as Angela
  • The People Across America known as Interviewees

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Supporting Department

Makeup Department:
  • Tim Alexander known as makeup artist
  • Tim Alexander known as special makeup effects artist

Art Department:

  • Tim Alexander known as props

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Company

Production Companies:

  • ScreenTime Films

Distributors:

  • Magnolia Pictures (2009) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Magnolia Pictures

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Other Stuff

Release Date:
  • USA 13 September 2008 (Urbanworld Film Festival)
  • USA 3 February 2009 (DVD premiere)

MPAA: Rated R for pervasive language including sexual references (director's cut)

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Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database


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10 Comments

  1. jazni from California
    30 Mar 2012, 8:22 pm

    I stumbled upon this film playing on Showtime and found it to be soriddled with stereotypes that it's hard to watch. 'Diary of a TiredBlack Man' is a low-budget, hybrid drama/documentary, which apparentlysets out to present and answer the question of why black women and menare incompatible.

    The film is not a technically beautiful one, but I'm a huge independentfilm fan, so I can live with the flaws. The single greatest problemwith this film is that it took a subject matter ripe with possibility(an intimate look at Black Relationships in America) and turned it intoa lopsided tirade against half of its subject matter–blackwomen–which does the film its greatest disservice.

    In between interviews with an assortment of people across America (thisfilm would've fared better solely as a documentary) , the filmmakerinterjects staged, dramatic moments surrounding the diary of a 'TiredBlack Man,' Jimmy Jean Louis. The badly-written scenes, which areapparently designed to help audiences understand why this particularblack man is 'tired,' only highlight the lead's poor choice in ahigh-maintenance, gorgeous but self-absorbed, airhead. This is amistake that American men of all races have made, nothing race-based orshocking here, but the laborious scenes, interspersed with theinterviews, gives the film a disjointedness that's exhausting to watch.Even Jimmy Jean Louis looks like he'd rather be elsewhere.

    With the 'Tired Black Man's' diary writing as its basis, the film seeksto validate nearly two hours of raced-based drivel, without reallygetting to the heart of the matter: People are ultimately people. Menwill be men and women will be women. To single-out universal,relationship issues as a stereotypically 'black problem' is just,well… 'Tired.'

    Don't believe the 10 star reviews here written in the same voice. It'struly an abuse of IMDb and an insult to film-making.

  2. Tim Cantebury from Boston, MA. USA
    30 Mar 2012, 8:22 pm

    If I could give negative stars I would, cause frankly, this doesn'teven deserve 1 star. I'll keep it brief. There are so many problemswith this video — too many to count.

    First — it's "labeled/categorized"as a 'drama' i.e. narrative film.That is one big glaring mistake: It is not a narrative film. It is adocumentary. (this video is an insult to the genre, "documentary")

    This is just an arrogant, self-righteous, one-sided, conceited,ignorant, self-indulgent commentary on the STEREO-TYPE of an "angryblack woman" — condescending African-American women who carry thisself-inflicting, self-destructive disease known as, "Angry Black WomanSyndrome".

    The majority of the men in this video, including our Lord-Almighty,director/savior, Mr. Tim Alexander merely come off as being completelyignorant, selfish, chauvinistic, and simple minded. He and his posse of"men" criticize all the women around them, surrounding them in theirsmall, unimportant lives as being the cause of all their pain andtorment. Okay, can we all say, "Martyr"!!!

    And he edits most of the women to either look foolish or support hisopinion — wake up folks, it's called "EDITING".

    Give me a break! I am not a woman. I am not African-American. I am notwhite. I am a male. And I think this was so infantile and stupid, itironically defeated the director's point by making all the mentestimonials look completely infantile- — the men (including director,Tim Alexander) don't even seem like they could get a G.E.D. if theirlife depended on it. But I love how we're so blessed to see our veryown Tim Alexander give talks in coffee shops and parks like he's someexpert on gender/race relationships. Who is this loser, besides justbeing a narcissist.

    Oh and for the record, I have dated several African-American women plusI have several African-American male and female friends and none ofthem (especially the females I've had relationships with) act or eventhink this way.

    As it was barely mentioned in the movie, maybe these issues aren't just"black women issues" but rather "Men and Women" issues as a whole. Forthe Tim Alexander, I know that's a bit too much to swallow, cause afterall, he's actually the racist for not seeing the larger picture andrealizing it's not a color/race issue, but rather just the standardgender/relationship issues that every one deals with. It'd help ifmaybe he dated. Then he might actually know what he's talking aboutinstead of just watching Tyler Perry movies.

    It's actually a shame that film-making tools are so accessible toanyone because it can't stop fools like Tim Alexander who has to takecredit for every-single job on the film — director, cinematographer,editor, writer, original music, make-up — I mean, come on…seriously… what are you, like 12 years old? Gotta have your name downon everything because you're so insecure with your abilities?

    And insecure is what you are. It shows inside-and-out. This reeks ofinsecurities… of you, Mr. Alexander: Narcissist.

    Finally, the "re-enactment scenes" are HORRIBLE. Why would you cast anAfrican male with such a thick accent (who clearly hasn't grown up inthe "American" culture) to be your lead protagonist/victim and mascotfor all suffering African-American males? That's like comparing applesto oranges.

    The female lead/wife who plays the supposed "angry black woman" reallyhas no motive for being angry, other than just your weak script thatsays she's angry. Look around — they live in a pretty upper-middleclass lifestyle. Where's the stress for her to be so angry? It's notlike the husband is a dead beat, or unemployed, or having an affair, orneglecting their child… It's not even that they're a blue-collarworking class family but the wife just always demands more.

    SORRY TIM. But the good news is, the world needs plenty of bar tenders,so why don't you start there and leave the documentaries andfilm-making to the people who are smart enough to make a good movie.

  3. karmella from Boston, MA
    30 Mar 2012, 8:22 pm

    Lately, the conversations around the demise of the black family andblack relationships have mostly given a voice to black women. Even morespecifically, the focus has been narrowed to a sub-population of women,financially and academically successful black women, as if the rest ofthe community has no voice and does not matter.

    Finally, Diary of a Tired Black Man explodes on to the scene to shakethe dust off of the trite "good black man shortage" formula and open upthe dialog to the entire community. What really caught my attention ishow we finally get to hear from black men speaking with black men. No,it's not locker-room talk about sexual escapades. Rather, these men aregiving first hand accounts of their struggles within relationships.

    The film is an entertaining and illuminating collage of streetinterviews and short vignettes. The vignettes, illustrativeautobiographical shorts that highlight the struggles of the filmmaker's past relationship, bring together the myriad of thoughts,confessions, and accounts of the real people who are interviewed. Ifound that the theatrical interludes worked well juxtaposed with theimpromptu interviews. I gave it one less star than ten because I didn'tthink that all the the acting was executed as well as it could havebeen.

    Diary of a Tired Black Man is an important piece that I'm sure willmake an impression on anyone who views it. For the first time, I couldsee very clearly how: * The notorious "attitude" that many men complainabout is actually very common, contrary to my previous belief. * The"attitude" often manifests as misdirected anger and verbal abuse. * Thebroad generalizations about women that sound unfair to my ears actuallycome from the hurt that men have experienced in past/ current stressfulrelationships and family experiences.

    I gave this film a 7/10 stars because I love the intent and theapproach and I believe it's an important project, but the acting waslacking and the accompanying online forum contains a suspicious amountof hype-generation/ hoaxing from fictitious writers.

  4. swtblkhny from United States
    30 Mar 2012, 8:22 pm

    The documentary portion of the movie made a good effort at dealing withrelationship issues; however, it still came across with an biased slantagainst Black women. Despite this attempt at highlighting and solvingproblems, since it focused on how angry Black women make good Black mentired, what we ended up with for the most part was not at all balancedin perspective.

    Yes, the documentary portion portrayed real people answering realquestions, but at some point, the writer/creator must step in withfacts, step in with objectivity, with examples of Black couples'success, and with steps towards healing, right? Well, the space andopportunity to do that was filled with a satire-like and whollyunrealistic melodrama. The main character, James, a near perfect Blackman, and his trials and tribulations with a angry wife.

    James was successful career-wise, the home-purchaser, provider, goodfather, faithful in the face of temptation, and church-going man. Aviewer might expect that many of the men being interviewed in thedocumentary portion would have similar experiences–That would havetruly been an eye opener to any women who may be losing hope that Jamesexists. However, this did not seem to be the case. For the most part,it was not clear who these men were…if they were in healthyrelationships or not, if they went to church regularly, were faithful,or were "James". What is clear is that they are Black men and they are"tired."

    Many Black men and Black women are tired of the divisiveness and areseeking to come together in a real place where we have mutualunderstanding. Some of that understanding comes from recognizing thatsome of these issues are gender-based and affect other races while someof these issues are people issues (to generalize a point: good guyslike bad girls/good girls like bad guys). I actually sensed that thewriter may have been "angry". Although anger was never defined and howanger emerges was never identified, from my own education, I sense thatthis movie was not made in the spirit of love and healing.

    All in all, I think the movie could have made more of a plea for eachperson (male, female, Black, or of other races) to keep being good andto be honest, to trust/to be trustworthy, to self-reflect, to hold theself accountable, to hold one's friends accountable for how they treattheir significant others,to talk to each other (not inflame -anger-,finger point, or blame–that makes people defensive). Despite this, Ithink it may elicit conversations and motivate someone to take acall-to-action to decrease the communication gap between men and women(Black or otherwise) and promote ways we can make peace and progresswith one another.

  5. natural1999 from United States
    30 Mar 2012, 8:22 pm

    This movie could have addressed the issues in black relationships in ameaningful way. Instead it presented the same old Sapphire caricatureaccompanied by bad acting and worse writing. The premise is arelationship between a perfect black man, James, who is constantlyabused by his irrationally angry wife, Tonya. There are several shortscenes that can be summed up with black man = good; black woman =angry. Foiling this perfect male character against a dramaticallyflawed woman combined with the unrealistic scenarios and terribleacting makes this so called docudrama feel completely unrealistic. Butthen an attempt is made to relate these far fetched scenarios to thereal world by interviewing some black men, who likely have little incommon with the handsome, financially prosperous and near perfectJames. Of course these men claim that black women are angry.

    The black community has low rates of marriage. Most of the meninterviewed were no doubt complaining about women that they hadn'tbothered to marry despite having children together, or women who haveall of the burdens of being a wife with none of the benefits. Mostblack women do not have the opportunity to be stay home wives andmothers with high earning husbands who live in nice neighborhoods. Theyare instead dealing with men who suffer from high rates ofunemployment, who earn low incomes on average and who often insist thatwomen handle most of the housework and child care despite working fulltime jobs to support the family. Anger in this context takes on anentirely different meaning.

    Instead of addressing the reality of many black people's situations inthis country this movie tried to apply a situation in which a woman hasno reason to be angry to the many women who are experiencing the normalhuman emotion of anger with good reason. The result is an insultingcaricature, a strawman argument for the problems with blackrelationships, and the waste of a great opportunity to explore theissues in those relationships with any depth. The filmmaker simplyscapegoated black women and repackaged the Sapphire caricature thatdates back to minstrel shows of the past.

  6. koolkc107 from United States
    30 Mar 2012, 8:22 pm

    Mr. Alexander's independent film, "Diary of a Tired Black Man" shouldbe required viewing for anyone who might want to improve their currentrelationships or get insight into things that might improve futureones. Ostensibly, it is about black relationships but when you view it,it will be evident how universally applicable the concepts are. Bewarned! This is a film done without the backing of any Hollywood studiowhatsoever and realized only through the tenacious efforts of itsdirector as well as actors and actresses who felt the subject matterwas vitally important. As such, some of the scenes may come across as abit raw, but no more so than the early efforts of a Spike Lee in hisfilms "…Bed-Stuy Barbershop" or "She's Gotta Have It". What isimportant is the message gets through loud and clear and what a messageit is! I will not go into specifics, but when the trailers andpublicity describe this as a man's answer to films like "Waiting ToExhale" and some Tyler Perry offerings, they are not overstatingthings. If you are a woman or man who believes the "conversation" onrelationships in general and black relationships in particular havebeen too one-sided, too slanted solely toward male vilification, thenthis film is a resounding and profound counterpoint. Run, don't walk,to your nearest store to get this. Buy multiple copies because as youview it, I promise you will think of someone in your life that needs tosee it. Before I go I need to say something else. It never ceases toamaze me how most detractors from the film try to attack some of thefilmed scenes. Here's my reply. Go rent a copy of "El Mariachi" thefirst film by Robert Rodriguez. It is a great film . . .but the actingis not done by Oscar caliber thespians. As a matter of fact, the leadsin DOATBM, Jimmie Jean-Louis and Paula Lema, are actually (in myopinion) much better in their film than the freshman-like actors inRobert's. But even if my opinion would not be universally shared, Ifind this tactic of going after the actors- and after a film obviouslyshot with a limited budget (read: absolutely no $)- to be a cop out. Itis a way of avoiding the true strength of the film, which is, ofcourse, the feedback given by the men and women in the documentaryparts. I believe one reviewing critic had it pegged correctly. Toparaphrase: The filmed vignettes serve merely to ask questions; it'sthe feedback that supply the viewpoints that are the heart of Mr.Alexander's opus. But naysayers virtually all to a man and woman avoidcomment on these parts and for good reason- it is hard to criticizetruth. Not that everyone commenting is correct, but their replies arelargely their honest opinion. And this is conveyed so well in Tim'sfilm that in the final analysis their testimony becomes unassailable.My advice to those who want to pan the film. Try going after theessential truths presented not just by the filmed scenes, but by theback and forth commentary of the men and women in the street. If youcan attack and deny their truth, then your gripes about Tim's filmmight have some merit. But if you cannot- and I suspect this issomething that will be beyond most- then you need to watch the filmagain and ask yourself honestly exactly what about it is truly makingyou uncomfortable . . .then start your own healing process.

  7. danceability from Netherlands
    30 Mar 2012, 8:22 pm

    A Must-See "All Men…especially Black Men Are Dogs and No Good" is thetypical stereotypes that some African-American Women say about theAfrican-American Male but this film takes you on a inside journey withreal African-American men who are NOT like that but it's the Angry &Bitter Black woman who have been scorned in previous relationshipsbecause of the bad choices she made fail to look at her ownresponsibilities and chooses to take it out and assume all Black Menare useless.

    I enjoy this movie cause it's a focus on the conscious but on the otherhand, the negative I have to say about this movie I feel thedocumentary part could've been a bit shortened in between segments.

    This movie also will admit that there are some African-American Men whoare indeed no good but on the same token there's just as many GoodAfrican-American Men as well.

    This film will explain itself in full detail once you began to watch it

  8. mercuryix2003 from United States
    30 Mar 2012, 8:22 pm

    I looked at the external reviews for this film; all of them werepositive. That's pretty amazing, as very few films ever made havereceived only good reviews. Then I noticed that the IMDb rating is only2.9 out of 10, one of the lowest ratings on IMDb.

    It's also peculiar that out of 80 ratings, not one person wrote areview. These facts don't seem to add up.

    The maker of the film didn't choose only the good reviews and excludeall of the bad ones, did he? That would be rather biased. However,almost all of the external reviews I read, even though they rated thefilm highly, said the filmmaker was very biased in his presentation ofblack men being mistreated by their unappreciative black women.

    I really don't know what the rules of IMDb are as far as what externalreviews are included or not; whether the filmmakers have control overwhat is posted regarding their films.

    It just seems something rather skewed is going on; a film highly ratedby certain critics I hadn't heard of before, but yet with one of thelowest ratings on IMDb.

  9. wruss69 from United States
    30 Mar 2012, 8:22 pm

    OK, I am all for black independent films and I am usually the first oneto go and grab one when I see them on the movie rack at Walmart. I justhappened to be browsing TV when I stumbled upon DOTBM. I caught like anhour and half of it…and I MUST say.

    THIS was one of the worst films ever. I was embarrassed for blackfilmmakers and people….EVERYWHERE! I found it more comical thananything else. Laughable b/c of the whole tone of this film AND thepoor acting. I sort of enjoyed the interviews with real people…butoverrall I would be TICKED off if I had to pay for this movie at thetheatre.

    This is a good movie to watch if ur like home from the hospital andbedridden or something…and have absolutely NOTHING else better todo…like getting a root canal, going to jury duty, getting a speedingticket, giving birth, etc….

    Otherwise, don't waste ur time…unless ur curious, of course.

    DOTBM was T.I.R.E.D.!

  10. angel_jackson91 from United States
    30 Mar 2012, 8:22 pm

    I saw the movie on Showtime and I felt like I was watching somethingcreated and produced by the Ku Klux Klan. Unlike Diary of a Mad BlackWoman where the viewer sees two types of men, Diary of a Tired BlackMan is deliberate in its hate for black women. It was thought provokingin that it revealed that black women are still struggling with thecentury old pain that stems from slavery but it is evident that we mustdeal with this pain alone. This movie and America try to tell us whatwe are not but as a black woman who has never hit, yelled or mistreateda black man, I know who I am and this movie as taught me to be proud ofblack me. This will never matter to Tim Alexander who is involved in aninterracial relationship anyway but to those black women and black menwho still believe in each other- keep your head up.

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