Not Easily Broken

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Not Easily Broken
Not easily broken poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Bill Duke
Produced by Brian Bird
T. D. Jakes
Clint Culpepper
Aaron Norris
Curtis Wallace
Screenplay by Brian Bird
Based on Not Easily Broken 
by T. D. Jakes
Starring Morris Chestnut
Taraji P. Henson
Maeve Quinlan
Kevin Hart
Wood Harris
Eddie Cibrian
Jenifer Lewis
Niecy Nash
Music by Kurt Farquhar
Cinematography Geary McLeod
Edited by Josh Rifkin
Distributed by Screen Gems
Release dates
  • January 9, 2009 (2009-01-09)
Running time 99 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $5 million
Box office $10,708,890 (worldwide)[1]

Not Easily Broken is an 2009 romantic comedy-drama film directed by Bill Duke. The film is written by Brian Bird based on T. D. Jakes' 2006 novel of the same name.

Plot[edit]

Dave (Morris Chestnut) and Clarice Johnson (Taraji P. Henson) have reached a breaking point in their marriage. When Clarice is injured in a car accident, her mother Mary (Jenifer Lewis) intervenes. The obvious truth that more than just her injuries need immediate attention is exposed. Their odds of making it worsen as Clarice begins to see a physical therapist, and Dave develops a friendship with her (Maeve Quinlan) and her friendly teenage son Bryson (Cannon Jay). The acceptance and comfort Dave finds in them stirs his longing for a family and a passionate partner. Sadly, Bryson unexpectedly dies in a swimming accident, Dave and Julie's relationship closens and Clarice pulls farther away; they must confront whether their vows are or are not easily broken. Later on, Dave visits Julie after she calls him, and he comforts her in her grief. They begin to kiss, but Dave realizes it is Clarice he truly wants. The couple reunites once Clarice expresses to him the reasons for her mother having such a big input in their marriage. They reunite and Dave finds out that Clarice is pregnant.

Cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

The film has received mainly negative to mixed reviews from critics. As of January 9, 2009, Rotten Tomatoes reported that 37% of critics gave positive reviews from critics based on 38 reviews.[2] Another review aggretator, Metacritic, gave the film an 43/100 approval rating based on 18 reviews.[3]

On its opening weekend, it opened #9 with $5,600,000 in 724 theaters with an $7,735 average.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Not Easily Broken (2009)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved November 30, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Not Easily Broken Movie Reviews, Pictures". IGN Entertainment. Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved January 9, 2008. 
  3. ^ "Not Easily Broken (2009):Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved January 9, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Weekend Box Office Results from January 9-11, 2009". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved January 11, 2009. 

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