Tyler Perry's Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor
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Directed By
Tyler Perry
Written By
Tyler Perry
Jurnee Smollett, Vanessa Williams and Brandy Norwood
Release Date
March 29, 2013
Rating PG-13

Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor is an upcoming drama film directed by, written by, and produced by Tyler Perry. The film is adapted from the play of the same name written by Perry, with several changes. This will be the thirteenth film by Perry and is scheduled to be released on March 29, 2013.


A married marriage counsellor falls in love with one of her patients, who is a womanising social media mogul, after feeling neglected by her current husband. Her husband finds out and she begins to be abused by the man she falls in love with.


  • Jurnee Smollett as Judith
  • Brandy Norwood as Melinda
  • Robbie Jones as Bruce
  • Lance Gross as Bryce
  • Vanessa Williams as Janice
  • Robbie Jones as Harley
  • Ella Joyce as Sarah
  • Jerry Stiller as Mr. Garver
  • Kim Kardashian as Ava


The principal photography for the film began on October 26, 2011. It was supposed to be released in 2012, but it was pushed back to be released in March of 2013.

According to initial reports about the film's cast, actor Jerry Stiller was supposed to have a unspecified role in the film, but it was later proven to be false.

While filming a scene between Judith and Brice, Lance Gross slammed the door of the truck so hard, the window shattered.

Box OfficeEdit

"Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor" debuted at #3 at the box office, grossing $21,641,679 during its opening weekend (behind films G.I. Joe: Retaliation and The Croods). In total, it grossed $53,125,354.

Critical ReceptionEdit

"Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor" wasn't screened for critics and was given negative reviews.

Rotten Tomatoes gives a score of 15% based on 33 reviews.

At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the film has received an average score of 27%, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews".

Many viewers pointed to the fact that the main character was "punished" with HIV for cheating on her husband, further miseducating and stigmatizing the disease.

Marjorie Baumgarten from the Austin Chronicle said, "Apart from its dramatic predictability, Temptation is a snooze because of its languid pacing and rudimentary camerawork."

Roger Ebert called it "flat-out ludicrous from beginning to end."

Entertainment Weekly wrote: "A few wild, third-act twists give Perry's middling melodrama some soap-opera kick. But all the finger-wagging sure does get tiring after a while."

The Hollywood Reporter wrote: "Onscreen, it somehow manages to be at once wildly overblown and terminally boring."