Who else is super excited for the TV movie based on Terry McMillan’s New York Times bestseller, A Day Late and a Dollar Short? After a whole lot of talk and confusion for fans of the book as to when the movie would finally be made and how, the TV movie is all set to premiere on Saturday, April 19 on Lifetime (at 8/7c by the way). Good news! If you can’t wait that long, clips from the film have already come out to get you even more excited for April.
The film of course follows Viola Price (played by Whoopi Goldberg), her trifling husband, Cecil (played by Ving Rhames), their four grown children and the tumultuous relationship they all have.
Here’s the full description for background:
In A Day Late and a Dollar Short, when irascible matriarch Viola Price (Goldberg) learns that her next asthma attack will likely kill her, she is determined to fix her fractured family before she leaves this world, from her relationship with her husband (Rhames), to the lives of her four children and grandchildren. While on this quest, she must contend with sibling rivalry, teen pregnancy and prescription drug addiction – and that is only one child. Additionally, her jailbird son (Pfifer) needs to learn how to be a better father, her granddaughter is in bigger trouble than her daughter is willing to admit and her estranged husband needs saving from his scheming younger girlfriend. It’s the kind of meddling that the Price family hasn’t experienced from Viola in decades, and she won’t have an easy time bending her loved ones to her will.
In the clip provided below, Price awakens at the hospital with her kids and husband standing around her, arguing about whose fault it is that she’s in such a bad state.
Other major players in this movie include Anika Noni Rose, Kimberly Elise, and Tichina Arnold, who along with Phifer, play her adult children.
The preview clip alone is already quite entertaining, but you check it out for yourself and let us know if you will be tuning in come April 19.