Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns - 6. "He Was a Pimp"
Meet the Browns shows potential but the scattershot script is all over the place. In this PGrated dramedy, . Your daddy was a pimp. Brenda Brown lives in. Our daddy was a saint. - Your daddy was a pimp, Meet the Browns quotes. Find all lines from this movie. And that's the purpose of "Browns," a holding-pattern movie for a are welcoming to this "sister" their "pimp" daddy never told them about.
Both auteurs, however, followed up their landmark works with scripts that showed promise? Now a one-man mogul after successes on stage, television, and screen, Tyler Perry presents audiences with a similar dilemma. Meet the Browns shows potential but the scattershot script is all over the place. In this PGrated dramedy, a single mother Bassett rediscovers the joys of family after reconnecting with the relatives of the father she never knew.
Problems arise, however, when contrivance after contrivance pops up a coach scouting a basketball phenom in inner-city Chicago just happens to live in the same small Georgia town as the Browns and the story becomes too cartoonish and slipshod grandmotherly Madea shows up out of the blue in an OJ-style car chase.
It then becomes hard to keep sight of such charm. But who has the gall to take a red pen to a mogul? It basically tries every genre of movie from tender romance to broad comedy to state of the black community to urban crime. Pointless cameo by Madea. July 14, Meet the browns reminds me of the Clumps movie but the Browns is a little bit better. Why don't more directors cast this woman? And what was up with Madea? Pointless cameo, did nothing for the thin plot.
Chris L June 4, Somewhat good with some funny stuff. No, but I was just wondering if you could keep her for just a few hours while I try and go get it? Girl, do you think I'm crazy? Now you got to pay your money like all the other mothers in here. When you bring that baby, oh, she be starving, so I know you must be too. I don't know what's the matter with you young girls having all these babies you know you can't take care of. Look, I don't need no lecture from you.
I know what I've done. They're here now, they're my responsibility. Oh, sit down, girly.
I'm just talking to you. Eat and settle down. I've got enough bad ones running through here to know that. Now what is going on with you? Somehow I always managed to make it through, but now it's just getting harder and harder. It ain't somehow, it's the Lord. And all that means is you're getting close to a breakthrough. Till then you just keep praying. I try to pray and I try to live right, but where's it getting me?
If you had seen the look on my babies' faces when that man turned my lights off Now you listen to me. Don't you ever get tired of doing the right thing, 'cause in the end, that's what pays off. You're the best mother I have seen, that's why I'm gonna keep that baby. I wouldn't do that for these other ones here.
At least they can afford to pay you, Miss Mildred. Honey, I don't want to know half of what they're doing to get that money. Take that with you. Thank you, just a couple of hours. Thank you, Miss Mildred. Ladies, ladies, you can't be here. This is a hard-hat area. Hi, I'm looking for Michael Rose. You'd better go find him. I'm his baby mama, and if I don't find him, you are going to regret it. Wait wait wait wait wait. All right, all right.
Brenda, what are you doing here? I've been calling you. You haven't returned my calls. What do you want? I lost my job, Michael. I've been raising your son by myself and in 17 years I ain't never asked you for nothing. You know, now I just need a little help.
What, you don't know when someone is threatening you, huh? They turned my lights off, all right? Your son, he needs some I'll tell you what I'll be right there. I can't go anywhere with you, Cheryl! I've been there, mamacita. Ai, we need money. I'm gonna rob a bank. Come on, be serious. Cheryl, why are you so crazy? Because it's fun, because I like it. I've been thinking a lot about your father.
I think you really should go down there to Georgia. Because I'm tired of getting my hopes up for things that don't happen. You have nothing to lose right now.
Come on, there's the bus. Watch your step there. All right, have a good day now. You can say that again. Looks like we gonna see slaves at any minute. She look like she about to fight somebody. Uh, excuse me, you must be Brenda. I said to myself That's got to be her. Girl, I'm Leroy Brown. Yeah yeah, how'd you know?
Oh, look at you! Hey, who are you? Mommy, I like the clown. He looks like a flag. Oh no, that's my brother Larry Brown.
They just call him That's my oldest brother on my daddy's side. He told me to come by here and get y'all. Y'all ready to go? Oh, I'm glad y'all made it safely.
You need some help with that? Here, Cora, hold that. My back is messed up. Y'all be careful now. He had to go to Bingo, I think.
If y'all feel some jerking, that's my transmission. It just "snips" sometimes. I got it fixed at church the other day. I said I'm gonna go get her, 'cause she's a friend of him, he's a friend of mine. So where you from? That's where them big buildings is, ain't it? Yeah, they got a lot of big buildings. I miss my daddy. It's going to be all right, Mr. I just can't take it. Lord, take the wheel. I want you to look at the road, Mr.
Huh-uh, gimme the South. Yes, I like the trees of the South. I don't like it. There's too much smog and stuff there. I want you to watch the road. Oh wait, now watch the road! He just taught me so much.
He taught me how to dance and swim. Oh, he was so handsome. So how you know our daddy? Oh, Lord, help me. Vera, will you get somewhere and sit down without all that drama? Go on, y'all, daddy dead! Vera, get ahold of yourself now. Oh, Lord, oh, Lord, I just don't know what I'm gonna do, y'all. That would definitely help me. Got any rum in that? Oh Lord, who's this big yellow woman blinding me? Brown, I didn't know your soldiers marched. Yeah, you remember in school and you had on them tight pants, you had a pencil stuck in the pocket?
And then he fell. I got lead poisoning You gonna roll up on me? Hell to the no! I got my purse. I got something for you. That's your Aunt Vera. Ain't no auntie of mine acting like that. Nice to meet you.
Brown, I want to know what these strangers are doing here during our time of bereavement. Hey, Brown, this your daughter too? I'm Brenda and this is Michael, Lena and Tosha. Brenda came down for the funeral. I'm gonna show you where you're gonna sleep. And, Vera, you all can sleep in Pop Brown's old room.
Oh, now I ain't sleeping in some room some dead man died in. I've been sleeping with a dead man for years. Oh yes, that's Harry. Sorry to hear about your daddy. People's dying that ain't never died before.
Yeah, he's in a better place now. Mm-hmm, he gone to heaven. How you doing, man? Just came by to pay my condolences. Oh, you ain't got to pay for nothing. Yeah, Daddy left a big insurance policy for that much. Hey, Mike, I was watching you from upstairs. He just needs to watch his elbow. Who are you to be giving me advice?
Mike, this is Harry Belton And a pretty good professional player until he retired. All you know is that young boy "Lebanon" James, ain't it? Gimme the basketball, I'm gonna show you Harry's a high-school coach here now and college recruiter and does camps and develops talent over the summer, right?
Oooh, you're so "disrespected. We've got some talented kids like you. But they listen, so that would make 'em better than you. You got some money? I'm gonna change into my good clothes. You don't know nothing about basketball. Whoo, I'm just coming in here to keep y'all company. Don't ask me to cook nothing.
Last time I was in the kitchen I burned myself and cut myself. Dinner gonna be in a while. Miss Sarah's a great cook.
Look like you been eating here for years. Oh look, you don't know me. I'd love to, but I gotta save some for my sister and brother. Well, it look like you ate it all. Something sure smells good. I didn't mean to eat it all. It was just so good. Oh, honey, don't be upset.
Old mean Vera here was just kidding. Tosha, sweetheart, do me a favor, go check on your sister. We've just been having it Well, get up there. I lost my job lately, but even before then, it was Sure wanna believe that. You must believe it, baby, and don't you be ashamed to speak out. We got your back. I don't have much family. Stay out of her business. I wasn't trying to get in her business. I'm gonna help her out. Here, this should help you get a little bit. I can't take that. You can take it.
It'll help out a little bit. No no no, thank you. I'm gonna go check on my kids. First of all, she gonna buy that kid a box of perm. Let me spell that for you: Uh-oh, watch the tree. All right, this game's points. Aw, that's my baby. You said you want some of this? I got on my clothes, my basketball clothes.
Harry, Brenda; Brenda, Harry. Harry's a friend of the family. She kicked me out of her house And what, you didn't believe him? If Harry says it's true, then it's the truth. So, what, you decided to stalk us? Harry, you see him foul me? You hit me on the leg. Let me go ref this game. I'd still like to take you out to lunch.
Dinner's ready, you guys. It's time for dinner. I need you to wash up. You didn't hear that? What, is that your way of asking to stay for dinner? If you trying to holler at her, man, you need to come out of that sweaty shirt.
Hey, I'll save you a seat. And that was when we all cried like babies. You don't know how to tell no stories. I remember it because it was like it was yesterday. I remember it was Christmas Eve, Daddy said he couldn't get us nothing for Christmas.
So he come in and he said, "I'm gonna get the truck ready.
You know, we ain't have no engine in the truck. We just had a, you know, old one-horsepower truck. We went down to that river. I didn't want to jump in right off. That water was below zero!
Daddy got out there and he said, "Get in the water! I didn't want to be no disobedient. So I got to that water and I looked at it, and I teenched up there and then I teeter-tottered. Teeter-totter, next thing you know I never learned to swim.
I couldn't get the rhythm of the stroke. Why is it that I felt that I might choke? Harry, how is your mother? I'm glad she's good 'cause I know she almost had a heart attack when she heard about all that trouble you were in with all that illegal Gimme the part where they got that rum sopped up in there.
Gimme just that rum piece. I'm just glad to see you all right 'cause I was praying for you. That prayer didn't get no higher than the ceiling. Young man, you know where you going? Excuse me a minute. Brenda, he seems like such a nice young man.
I couldn't make it without him. Now just a minute, just a minute. Anybody else at this table want to know who this woman is? I want to know who this woman is. Huh-uh, the devil is a liar. Oh, hell to the no. My daddy wasn't no rolling stone. Well, that's what my mama said. I don't know no Cassidy. I ain't got no reason not to tell the truth.
Yeah, let's see what you got. She does look just like us. Look, I'm the baby of this family. She ain't coming up in here. All that attitude and carrying on. I got this letter and it told me to come down here. Let me see this. Papa Brown been talking to you about her? Yes, her and her mother. You see, when Pop Brown got real sick, he started to tell me everything about his past life. You know, before he got saved and became a deacon. So you mean to tell me Yep, and her mother was the love of his life in Chicago.
What are you saying? You see, when Pop Brown was in Chicago, he was a pimp. And her mother was his bottom ho. You don't talk about my daddy. Hell to the no, this is blasphemy. He was not a pim She was a good girl Shirley, the one that used to make cupcakes for me when I was a child.
Please don't tell me Shirley was no ho. She's a double ho. Ain't nothing going on here but the truth. Brenda, you sure you okay?
But it's a good thing this funeral's tomorrow - so I can get out of here. This is getting pretty full. I should take it out. You sure you want to do that? Ladies, I'm gonna say good night. Nice meeting you too. Around here men do that. Where I'm from women do it all. Well, then maybe you should live here. What's wrong with my town? It's too quiet here.
Then maybe you should let me show you how great a town it is. You know, I'm here for my father's funeral and you're flirting with me. That is in poor taste. Well, we are here today to say - goodbye Daddy, you should've let me go with you! Mom, Mom, take it easy. And I need you to understand that God will see you through all this, sister.
What the hell does he got on his head? He do, He do! I wanted to say something about my daddy. I'm trying to do the sermon, please. Look at my daddy's face. You can let me say something about my daddy.
Act like he your daddy. Now I have more to say, but right now his son Leroy Brown has a few words that he wants to say. Leroy Brown, come on and say something right up on that.
I don't know what to say. You want me to say something, L. I just was in my room and I jotted down a few things. I didn't plan on saying nothing.
Let the church say "amend. I want to let everybody know today that Daddy died happy. I'm gonna miss my daddy. My daddy loved his people I'm getting sick of this. It don't take nobody that long to put nobody in the ground. I'm just sick of it. He'll always be right here, y'all, right here in my heart. And I won't chatter no And we here to celebrate Daddy. And I'm telling y'all today, - my daddy was a happy man. We need peoples that'll stand up and be heroes for the Lord.
I gotta stop smoking. Amazing Gra-a-a-ace How sweet, yes The sound One more time, Sarah. She got one more time.
Vera's really getting on my nerves. A wre-eeee-etch Like me-eee You wanna go with her? There's room for you too, you know? I'm the baby of this family and I deserve some respect. Everybody's act a fool. Should have let them put the dirt on you too It was nice meeting all of you, but, um You have to stay till tomorrow for the reading of the will.
Daddy ain't left her nothing. No, um, I really think we ought to be going. You can't leave, baby, 'cause You know what I'm gonna do? I'm gonna go change and I'm gonna be back in 15 minutes. I'm gonna take you and your kids to see my town. All right, you know I don't know you that well, but you'd better watch out for him. Flashing that pretty smile He done broke a lot of women's hearts out here in these backwoods. Brown, where you all at? Where that money you owe me? You didn't know I spoke Spanish, did you?
Oooh, you should have got one. See, it's not so bad. One of your women? That don't mean nothing down here, do it? Why don't you have a woman, anyway? Six years, three kids and a whole lot of drama. My drama trumps your drama. Hey, step right up, step right up. Who can get the ball in the basket? How about you, young man? Yeah, you there, sir. Get the ball in the basket, you can win a cute little doll for the lovely lady back there. The young man's going to clean me out of all my profits.
I'm in, but I'll just play. Keep that elbow in, all right? That's what I'm talking, dawg. That's the difference right there, man. Come on, man, get some more, get some more animals, man Hey, man, here's your cut. Oh no, you keep it. Think I'm winning him over.
Don't be so sure about that. He hasn't really had a real man in his life. And I sure can't afford to let another one come running in and out of it. Is it his life or your life we're talking about? I don't know who you're protecting, you or him.
Both of us, I guess. You really think he's that good? Well, how would that work? I mean, how would you coach him? I mean, you're here. He's with me in Chicago. And look, he's not moving down here. I can make a few trips up there, give him some drills. Maybe in the summer, he can do a camp with me and some of the other players.
Hmm, what about his education? I promise you he'll come back smarter than he left. Yeah, well, I'll think about it. Hey, thank you for the day.
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I really appreciate it. I'm just gonna go and pack. No, you are gonna stay for the reading of the will, aren't you? Oh, no no no no. Daddy didn't leave her nothing. Come on, sit down. Come on in here now. Come on, you'll probably thank me too. You're Daddy's child, you may as well.
Sit down now, sit sit. What, you gonna have her sit and do tricks? Brother Sam, you read the last will and "testicles.
I got dressed up for this. Pop Brown's last will and testament. Must have been blind, crippled and crazy. I leave all my money He just leave us nothing but that? I washed his toes and cleaned his nose! He's so happy he can't get his words out. I leave all my love. You keep reading, baby. Keep reading 'cause I know there's more for me. I leave my house. I'd rather have the love. That house is tore up, Brown. We grew up in that house. Yeah, us and several families of rats and roaches.
What the hell is that? I leave my old rental property. He left me a house? Do you think we're living here? Do you think we're living here now? Okay, well, it has potential.
Potential to be torn down. Is this our house, Mama? Looks that way, baby. I'd stay with you, brother. At least go inside. All right, but, Tosha, Lena, y'all wait in the car. Come on, go ahead. Looks dangerous in here. It got a welcome mat. What you looking at? It just needs a little work. This house don't need no little nothing. Can we please get out of here? I'm not trying to miss the bus. Could you just give me a minute? Let me ask you something. What do you think about Harry coaching you?
Oh, he cool with it. You know, I really wish you weren't leaving. Well, gotta get back to my life. Brenda, you leaving me so soon? Yeah, we got to be heading back. Okay, well, look, here's my number. I want you to keep in touch, okay?
It's from me and Sarah. We wanted to bless you with something. You have to take it. We wanted to bless you with it. It's just a little something. Ain't no telling when I'd be able to pay y'all back. Oh, honey, don't worry about that. If some of these fathers don't take care of these babies, then us single mothers have to stick together. This is the nicest thing that anybody's ever done for me. Well, maybe you need to change your friends.
Stop it, calm down. Hey, don't you wanna hear about my trip, huh? Did he leave you anything at least? You can't live in it.
Compared to that, we live in a palace. Brenda, don't be selfish. Let's move to Georgia so I can find me one of those big old Jethro-looking papis so I can cucuchanga. Girl, you know what? I think I might have met somebody - who'd be just your style.
What you doing here? I've been thinking about what you said, and I'm gonna help you out. So can I come in, please? Damn, girl, this how you live? You gonna give me some money or not?
What you gonna give me, huh? I ain't gonna give you nothing. You oughta wanna do the right thing and take care of your son. Damn, Brenda, do it. You need this money, don't you, right? So come on, baby, where's the bedroom? I don't sleep with men for money. Well, your mama used to, didn't she?
I ain't my mama. Get the hell out of my house! You all ain't getting nothing. I don't care if both of y'all starve to death. You would do that to your own son? I told you when you was pregnant I didn't give a damn about you or the boy.
Mama, why you begging like this? No no, he ain't gotta help us. No, I know how to make some things happen on my own. You don't need to beg this motherf He's still your father. Look, if you ain't man enough to help us, I know how to make some things happen on my own.
Where are you going? That boy ain't my responsibility. It isn't my problem. Can I come in? Yeah yeah, come on in. I thought you were Michael. Did you tell him about the practice sessions I set up for him? You're just the man I need to see. You can't win a game with your shoes falling off, dawg. I got money on this game, dawg. I need you on your "A. Hey, man, you hanging tonight?
Yeah, show me what I gotta do. Who is this fool? Dude, what are you doing here? Your mother's looking for you. You got some nerve coming around here. I know you're about to make a stupid mistake. Harry, you don't know nothing about my life.