Thursday, February 28, 2008

Diddy Can't Act Worth A Diddley!

I love the original version of A Raisin in the Sun. I am a huge fan of Diana Sands and her role in that film is my favorite. I watched the latest version of the Ms Hansberry's play on Monday night with a very open heart and I was pleasantly surprised. All the women were outstanding, Ms. Rashad, Ms. McDonald, and Ms. Lathan put their own little spin on the characters and made their parts seem fresh.

The men were a completely different issue. I thought the young man that played the little boy was adequate, that part has always been underwritten. John Stamos was too young for his part, therefore completely miscast. Bill Nunn, who I love, seemed tired and uninvolved. I don't think this was his fault, more how his part was restaged for the film version.

Now, I want to thank Sean "Diddy" Combs for executive producing the film because if he hadn't, its probably likely that it would not have been made otherwise. Considering that the film attracted nearly 13 million viewers and helped ABC win the rating race for the evening, he should be very proud. Yet, the truth of the matter is that Mr. Combs just can't act a lick! He was beyond limited, he was completely one-note. He missed his mark everytime he was expected to deliver the emotional punch in the film. Combs was just too lightweight of an actor to carry such a large role and he got blown away every single time when paired on the screen with his fellow actors. Diddy, baby, please get some more acting lessons before you take on any more parts, particularly roles made famous by black acting legends....take that...take that!!!!


Miss Pinky February 28, 2008 at 9:53 AM  

Just like in music, he can't keep his tail BEHIND the scenes.


Anonymiss February 28, 2008 at 11:09 AM  

LOL! Yeah, that man can't act. He's pretty accomplished in other arenas (i.e., impregnating women, philandering, underdeveloping his artists, gouging his artists)

SheCodes February 28, 2008 at 1:06 PM  

lol@ anonymiss.

I felt the same way when they gave non-acting, non-singing "singers" like Toni Braxton and that chick from Destiny's Child the lead role in the greatest musical ever: AIDA.

It was dead in six months.

Why does everybody think that just because they are famous, they can automatically act?

wisdomteachesme February 28, 2008 at 2:14 PM  

shecodes said ="Why does everybody think that just because they are famous, they can automatically act?"
lol--i feel the same way as you do and as anonymiss.
LOL-great observations anonymiss-very

having money does not mean you automactically rec' talent, gifts, and real skills in every art area.

it's the blindness of not know what to do with new money-and it hurts when what you did to get the money in the first place is not a true talent-you got no where to go with it...but down or as you have no real foundation for your talent-gift-or skill.

tasha212 February 28, 2008 at 7:24 PM  

I thought the movie was good, but Sean Coms was definitely the weakest link.

Attorneymom February 29, 2008 at 8:24 PM  

Professor, now I know that I have repeatedly told Diddy to sit his azz down. I have been telling him to sit his azz down since I started commenting on blogs. Sigh. He just refuses to take my advice.

Eye D. VS Mel O. March 2, 2008 at 8:31 PM  

lol @ attorneymom

i definitely agree with EVERYONE on this one. Diddy does well behind the scenes but with this I'm c'mon brotha we need more emotion behind Walter Younger's character!!! the lines were there but the passion was so underdeveloped and it irked the hell outta me!!

other than that the film was great!

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