You hear the battle cry from the African-American community often enough.
"Go see black films so more black films can be made!".
Let's try this in another context.
"If ugly guys get to go on dates with beautiful women, the ugly guys will get laid more!".
If you are an attractive woman and can get a ton of men by snapping your fingers, then you should be able to choose which man you will spend your time with. This same logic applies to movies and is especially true with movies made for Black Americans: You never want to choose a bad film, especially if you spend a large amount of money to see it and especially when other quality films exist that don't waste your time.
The complication is that what one person thinks is a treasure, the other may see it as crap; the same goes with dating.
Several Tyler Perry style movies that make money mean we get more of the same. Since people evidently went to see N-Secure, we'll get more crappy ones like it. Yes, it's bad.
Am I being a hater? Probably. Actually, I'm being honest.
The title is not only goofy with the ebonics style spelling, but it also clearly doesn't know what it wants to be.
Cordell Moore plays successful business man David Washington who at film's opening is looking to marry his fiance Robin (Essence Atkins).
Due to his OCD ways Robin is a bit hesitant to push forward with the wedding. After one scene featuring a speech by David about being at her beck and call on cue in the film's beginning minutes, the screen should have faded to black with the last second being the sound of a door opening and closing.
The Julius Lewis screenplay however further descends the audience his mental breakdown.
After ditching Robin due to her cheating on him with one of her best friend's boyfriend, he acquires another beautiful simpleton named Tina (Denise Boutte). To make sure things don't go wrong with this new relationship, he writes up a contract with a bunch of GTFOH rules that would make any woman leave. A line in the film that she spouts strikes me as confirmation that she's stupid:
"Beneath the insecurity, he's a beautiful person."
Insecurity is the corner stone of the average Woody Allen character.
Physically abusing your girlfriends?
Running people over with your car?
Getting upset because people are TWO minutes late?
That is not insecurity.
It's called being a Psycho.
It gets better.
Robin, it turns out, is going to have David's child after going in for a pregnancy test. Psycho David isn't happy about this and decides to get the person who handled the test to change the results so that they say the child isn't his. Still insisting it's his, David goes the legal route with a restraining order.
Robin, knowing the mind of David, still persists.
Now it's time for even more drastic measures such as cutting the breaks so that she'll only crash into a freaking lam-post.
I could go on, but I can't.
I was never sure what N-Secure was trying to be. If the intent was to be a campy melodrama where the lead actor's only means of approaching the role is by channeling in a high-school bully from the past, then it succeeded in that regard. If the intent was to be a no-holds barred drama? It fails altogether.
Toni Trucks is a cute woman. Always wondered what would become of her and Isaac on Barbershop: The Series.