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Tyler Perry plays predictable business man in 'Good Deeds'

February 17, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
In "Good Deeds," Tyler Perry plays a successful businessman whose life has settled into somewhere between predictable and boring.

His affluent world is turned upside down when he crosses paths with a down-on-her luck single mom.

Paying attention to those around him is something Perry values.

"I certainly have people around me who tell the truth, and the great thing about being in atlanta is that the people on the street tell me the truth. ' that last movie sucked, you need to do better' or 'we really love it, we're with you, we support you,'" Perry said. "I'm good with constructive criticism. I always find out, is this vitriolic because I won't accept that, but I'm looking for the truth."

Co-star Gabrielle Union said the experience has taught her an important truth in her own life.

"It was right around the time I got divorced, somebody said, you realize there is no ribbon or gold medal for living someone else's life, you only live one life, you better live it up, be the last person out of the club, dance on a table, eat the steak, you know, have the pie," she said.

"Good Deeds" is Tyler Perry's 12th film. His first 11 have grossed more than $500 million. Perry said his phenomenal success was never part of any master plan.

"I don't know where this force to be reckoned with came from, but it's all about one foot in front of the other, what is the next thing for me to do," he said.

"Good Deeds" is in theatres February 24th.