Like many other actors, Forest Whitaker decided to direct some movies as well but, unlike some of them who managed to have a pretty good career in this field, his work as a director has been rather underwhelming so far. Still, compare to ‘First Daughter’ and ‘Hope Floats’ which were both pretty average, this flick was his most ambitious one and, at least, it definitely had some potential. Indeed, to start with, there was a pretty good cast (Whitney Houston, Angela Bassett, Loretta Devine, Lela Rochon) and some of the scenes and dialogues felt pretty genuine. Unfortunately, it was still nothing really amazing I’m afraid. The main issue is that the whole thing was just too shallow. I mean, even though all these women try to convince you that they are having some major crisis, you never feel that there is anything really important at stake. Take for the example the way Loretta Devine ends up with a man. Conveniently, she gets a new neighbour and he happens to be a perfect match for her. Same thing with Angela Bassett. During the whole thing, she is involved in a rather messy divorce but, just at the end, everything turns out to be quite alright. To conclude, I had some rather mixed feelings about this flick but I guess it is still worth a look, especially if you like the genre.