Not Easily Broken (2009) If you've ponied up 10 bucks to see The Brothers or The Best Man , you'll know what you're in for with Not Easily Broken… 2009-01-09 PG-13 Drama Morris Chestnut Taraji P. Henson Wood Harris Kevin Hart Maeve Quinlan Sony Pictures Entertainment
Movie Review

Not Easily Broken (2009)

MPAA Rating: PG-13
Church Trio: Morris Chestnut and Taraji P. Henson star in Not Easily Broken
Image credit: Ron Phillips
Church Trio: Morris Chestnut and Taraji P. Henson star in Not Easily Broken
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Jan 09, 2009; Rated: PG-13; Genre: Drama; With: Morris Chestnut and Taraji P. Henson; Distributor: Sony Pictures Entertainment

If you've ponied up 10 bucks to see The Brothers or The Best Man, you'll know what you're in for with Not Easily Broken, a churchy dramedy about a young African-American couple coping with a strained marriage. Morris Chestnut, a vet of both of those earlier films, aces the role of the put-upon husband. 
And Taraji P. Henson (Benjamin Button) adds a dash of 
 vinegar as the materialistic wife with a shrewish live-in mother. Laughter through tears is 
 director Bill Duke's M.O., and he hits the bull's-eye of that modest target. 
B

Originally posted Jan 14, 2009 Published in issue #1031 Jan 23, 2009 Order article reprints