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The casting alone is ICONIC and Tyler Perry tries, I think, his best here---yet it's still not quite enough to make it the great film this ought to have been. Some emotionally piercing moments and sterling performances from the cast can only do so much to hold a narrative together. I do still wish a black woman director with an intimate knowledge & connection to the original material wrote and directed this. I'm waiting on someone to remake this right because…