Lifetime will soon be airing a small screen adaptation of Terry McMillan's bestseller A Day Late and a Dollar Short. The film stars Whoopi Goldberg and Ving Rhames as an estranged couple and Anika Noni Rose, Kimberly Elise, Tichina Arnold, and Mekhi Phifer as their adult children.
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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 (Phifer) 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.
The film will premiere on April 19 at 8/7C.
Watch the trailer below:
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