Not Easily Broken Movie Review
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Not Easily Broken movie review
NOT EASILY BROKEN
The film, Not Easily Broken stars Morris Chestnut and Taraji P. Henson as a couple who married young in 1995. In Not Easily Broken the movie, Taraji P. Henson plays the character Clarice and Morris Chestnut plays the character Dave.
- Fast forward to present time and Clarice is on the fast track to becoming a real estate mogul.
- She is lauded as salesperson of the year by her division.
In NOT EASILY BROKEN the movie, Dave's career dreams of being a professional baseball player are deferred after a serious injury but, he remains committed to the game by coaching little league players and providing encouragement for them to achieve their own dreams. He finds that it is very important for him to do so.
- Clarice however ridicules Dave's endeavors and tells him that he is wasting his time.
- In Not Easily Broken the movie, Clarice constantly reminds Dave that she has become the sole bread winner and questions why is he always hanging out with his boys. These include his adult friends who are fellow coaches on the little league team. They are often found either coaching the baseball or playing at the basketball court.
In Not Easily Broken the movie, Dave enjoys hanging out with his friends and playing basketball.
In Not Easily Broken, Clarice's resentment and ridicule of her husband reaches a boiling point when she yells her disappointment at him in the car when he is driving. They are on the way to Clarice's salesperson of the year awards event and Clarice is angry because Dave was late coming home from coaching to pick her up and take her to the event.
Clarice's loud attitude makes for serious distraction while Dave is trying to drive and he reacts, yelling back at her.
Not Easily Broken
A major accident
WARNING: SPOILERS BELOW
During their serious argument while Dave is driving, they are blindsided by another vehicle and they get into a major accident. The airbags deploy and the scene fades out to another scene, at the hospital where we learn that Dave just has a few cuts and bruises but his wife, Clarice is seriously hurt. While she is hurt, Dave is very happy and thankful that she survives and proudly tells the doctor that she is a fighter.
The doctor pulls him aside and while the doctor doesn't know Clarice, he implies that her fighting spirit might also make her very stubborn. The doctor reminds Dave that it will be his responsibility to help convince Clarice of how important the need for physical therapy will be.
After Dave and Clarice are involved in a car accident, Dave is encouraged to help convince Clarice to get important physical therapy sessions.
Morris Chestnut and Taraji P. Henson in Not Easily Broken movie
Acclaimed actress Jennifer Lewis plays the trouble making mother-in-law in the movie, Not Easily Broken
Clarice will have to have months of physical therapy. During the hospital scene in Not Easily Broken the movie, we are also introduced to the nature of the personality that is Clarice's mother played by actress Jennifer Lewis. Clarice's mother blames Dave for the accident and is very condescending towards him. We know that she is a mother-in-law that spells T-R-O-U-B-L-E.
In Not Easily Broken the movie, Dave's meddling Mother-in-law blames him for the car accident.
Clarice needs physical therapy
The film, Not Easily Broken continues as Dave narrates to the audience that Clarice spent months in the hospital. When he brings her home finally, his mother-in-law moves into the house, to his dismay. Clarice however is very happy about this and feels that her mother will take care of things and that her husband can not.
- Dave does hire the in home physical therapist who is Julie played by Maeve Quinlan.
- Clarice is very resistant to the idea at first and cries a lot, wanting to be left alone.
- When she finally agrees to the physical therapy sessions, she begins to owe a debt of gratitude to the physical therapist who gets her walking again.
Clarice had to spend months in the hospital.
Car trouble and other types of trouble
Meanwhile, the physical therapist has car trouble one day. Clarice and her mother insist that Dave help her and give her a ride home. Well, that idea becomes bad news when Dave soon develops romantic feelings for the physical therapist....
Oh, the drama! What will happen next? Rent this film today to find out.
This film, Not Easily Broken is based on a novel by T.D. Jakes. The movie commentary for Not Easily Broken the movie is also very touching.
I Rate Not Easily Broken: 4/5 stars
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Taraji P. Henson
Morris Chestnut and Taraji P. Henson have leading roles in Not Easily Broken movie
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Dr. Phil talks to some cast members of Not Easily Broken the movie
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