Lifetime debuted “A Day Late and a Dollar Short” on Saturday (April 19), the TV movie adaptation of the fifth novel by Terry McMillan (“Waiting to Exhale,” “How Stella Got Her Groove Back”, pictured above, middle), produced by and starring Whoopi Goldberg as Viola, the matriarch of the dysfunctional Price family. When Viola has a near-fatal asthma attack and is told the next one she has will likely kill her, she becomes determined to fix her family before she passes away.
Goldberg tells “The Wendy Williams Show” of the movie, “It’s about a woman who makes a discovery that the clock is truly ticking for her. Her husband has left her and her kids are sort of out of control and her grandkids are not doing particularly well. It’s chock full of terrific actors and actresses … there’s not a bad performance in this thing.”
Also on “Wendy Williams,” Tichina Arnold, who plays Viola’s daughter Charlotte, says it was an amazing experience to work with Goldberg.
“I’m happy to be on Lifetime! Amazing cast. I was very exciting about this project because it’s Whoopi. Whoopi is freakin’ amazing. She’s probably the coolest celebrity I know,” says Arnold.
What did you think of “A Day Late and a Dollar Short”? How did it compare to some of McMillan’s other novel adaptations?