Although it began as a channel that was teeming with movies about downtrodden women facing extreme situations, Lifetime is quickly becoming one of the top destinations for Black women-centered films. After producing such hits as Sins of the Mother, Steel Magnolias, and The Gabby Douglas Story, the self-proclaimed network for women is back with another book adaptation that is sure to attract Black audiences.
Based on the New York Times bestseller by Terry McMillian, A Day Late and a Dollar Short tells the story of Viola Price who is determined to fix her fractured family before she passes away.
The film features a star-studded cast, including Whoopi Goldberg, Ving Rhames, Anika Noni Rose, Tichina Arnold, and Mekhi Pfifer.
Peep the full synopsis via Lifetime.com:
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.