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Tyler Perry's Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor 

A cinematic insult

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We may have finally found a worthy cinematic follow-up to The Room, in the egregiously disgusting new “film” by Tyler Perry, Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor. High-end dating service therapist Judith (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) is bored with her everyday marriage to hunky doctor Lance Gross, and her eye begins to wander when the company courts gorgeous new investor Robbie Jones. A Harlequin-style forbidden romance might follow in a sane movie, but Perry's sermonizing creates some outrageous tonal shifts. Never more sickening than when the lead character gently gives in to sexual assault after her dreamy attacker lets her know that “now you can tell people you resisted.” This is a film that quite literally tells its female audience if they don't cook for their husbands they'll end up with AIDS, strung-out at a coke-fuelled gay orgy. Sadly, that sounds a hell of a lot more fun than Perry's shameful cinematic shit.

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