Lifetime has taken Terry McMillan’s best-selling novel “A Day Late and a Dollar Short” to the small screen. The film stars Whoopi Goldberg (who is a producer) and Ving Rhames, alongside Mekhi Phifer, Kimberly Elise, Anika Noni Rose and Tichina Arnold. McMillan, 62, known for her legendary skills has also been involved in personal and controversial battles. Years ago, she went through a negative, public battle with her divorce from ex-hubby, Jonathan Plummer, who came out of the closet during their marriage. Taking a break from the real word to begin her writing, some suggest that ‘A Day Late’ was a result of her failed marriage.
Here’s the description of the film:
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.
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The film will premiere on Lifetime, Saturday, April 19 at 8/7C.