Filmmaker Tyler Perry routinely bans critics from screening his new films, a move that hasn’t hurt the box office of his directorial efforts.
That doesn’t mean he isn’t interested in feedback. For his latest project, Tyler Perry’s Temptation, the filmmaker asked pastors to screen the movie prior to release and offer their take on a tale of lust, passion and, ultimately, forgiveness.
Perry shared his strategy with members of his official web site:
In this movie I talk about being tempted, I talk about how to forgive, I talk about how to move on from it, and I also talk about how sometimes the decisions you make when you decide to cheat can stay with you for the rest of your life. This movie is powerful. I showed it to several hundred pastors, then had them over to my house to talk about it and the sentiment was the same. This movie has the power to save relationships. So please go see it this weekend if you can. Bring your husband or your wife, your girlfriends and boyfriends, single’s ministries and church groups. The subject matter is too strong for kids but it’s perfect for young adults and older.
Tyler Perry’s Temptation opens nationwide March 29.