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How ‘A Fall From Grace’ succeeds at becoming a Moral Watchdog for Relationships

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‘A Fall From Grace’ by the award winning film maker Tyler Perry is a clear summary that ‘Everyone ventures into relationships for a reason’. This brings me to two questions:

  • What’s the aim of your relationship with a person?
  • Have you bothered to find out if their aim is in tandem with yours?

No one needs the nostrils of a dog to detect the hidden desperation of the lead character, Grace Walter’s (Crystal Fox), a middle-aged woman who although wore a meek demeanor in the movie appeared desperate for special care.

So what happens when a love ship comes sailing? Would she have the time to look before taking the huge leap? Well like they say, love happens. Shannon a young man old enough to be her son comes bearing all the gifts she’s always yearned for in a man and desperate Grace Walters hops in for a ride. How smooth or bumpy does the ride go anyway?

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A Fall From Grace – Crystal Fox, Mehcad Brooks – Photo Credit: Netflix / Charles Bergmann

In as much as I am itching to tell all about the movie, Tyler Perry has warned not to dish the plot twist online, so I will just wait until a good number has watched before I do a second part review. Fair right?


Take Back Home

While it will be cruel to dish any spoilers, I’ll just go over my take back points from ‘A Fall From Grace’. They include:

  • It is important that everyone answers the first two questions I asked earlier. By relationship, I mean all types. If you are not clear why someone is in your life, ask questions. If you ask and they get aggressive or uncomfortable, walk away.
  • When you call someone your ‘Best Friend’, can you prove it in all ramifications? It’s not about the number of years you’ve been with them gathering myopic information like their favourite colour, best meal, etc. If you can’t bump into their house without notice, if you don’t know anything about their family, if they create unnecessary boundaries like preventing you from seeing around their homes especially their basement, walk away.
  • Whenever you feel the aura that things are taking too many quick steps, appearing too good to be true, do not question your instincts. If you feel the need to take some steps back and reflect, feel yourself. Put you first! Sometimes, It’s okay to be paranoid. And if anyone feels threatened by your paranoia, walk away from them.
  • If you ever come across someone asking too many poking questions, don’t give in. Especially when they never create an avenue for you to ask likewise. Being inquisitive is not caring, walk away.

Production / Casts

Classified as a thriller, the movie has a running time of 115 minutes. The graphics/ picture quality is appealing to the eyes, giving the viewers every reason to keep going.

Although the narration at the beginning followed a steady sequence and one who probably saw the trailer prior to watching might be a little put off at first. But then it picks up much later, getting its viewers sunk in involvement.

The casting for ‘A Fall From Grace’ was typical of Tyler Perry Films. Black stars took the lead roles. 

Asides Crystal Fox’s role as Grace Walter’s, I enjoyed Bresha Webb playing Jasmine, the young lawyer assigned to Walter’s case. Anyone sceptic about taking a huge leap in their career should mirror the resilience of Jasmine. Not to say that she was confident, but her ability to navigate through her fears is admirable.

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Some of the Casts of A Fall From Grace

This is my first time watching Tyler Perry play the role of an asshole on TV. It felt like strange bedfellows. His role as Rory brings to mind one of those bosses you wish they get run over by a train on their way to work. 

Damn it! Mehcad Brooks is a hottie. No one could have played Shannon better. The well-structured abs and height, coupled with the melanin drip! And his alluring voice…! if you were Grace, I bet you’ll fall over a thousand times.

Shout out to other characters like Cicely Tyson, Phylicia Rashad, Matthew Law, Donovan Christie, Angela Marie and Walter Fauntleroy. 

Safe to say that all the characters in the movie are fit to screen.

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Casts of A Fall From Grace


Watching ‘A Fall From Grace’ made me realize people are what they say they are until you find out who they really are.

When it comes to making friends, some have the finesse. They know just what to say and how to say it to get the butterflies frenzied in your stomach. 

While you’re basking in the euphoria of their company, while you wonder where they’ve been all your life, it’s always wise to take some steps backwards to unclog your eyes, but is it an easy thing to do?

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Special shout out to Tyler Perry for a job well done. 💃💃

Although its message seems like its been preached the umpteenth time, it doesn’t give away the fact that we need to keep preaching it. And Tyler Perry did a great job in conveying the message. 

In exploring love, friendship, marriage and betrayal, ‘A Fall From Grace’ succeeds at becoming a moral watchdog for relationships. 

It is a prospective award-winning film which I recommend to all and sundry. Once again, thumbs up to Tyler Perry studio, I bet tickets will be sold out soon.



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3 years ago

Now I’m super anxious

3 years ago

😭😭😭 Off to look for Netflix login 🚶🏽‍♀️🚶🏽‍♀️

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3 years ago

Alot of people said Tyler Perry has succeeded in sterotying black women as bitter, angry and broken. Well as for me, that’s what makes him unique and that’s his focus. Like you said, the message has been preached alot but it still needs to be preached more.

2 years ago

Interesting review. Even with just little details provided, you still managed to tell it all.

The movie reminded me of things I didn’t want to be reminded of; that people you trust can be those you should stay the farthest from.
I must also agree with you, Shannon was as convincing as a charmer as he was as a villain.

Well done!

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