Besides Mama and Disappearing Acts, this is one of Terry McMillan's best works. I remember reading this book in its entirety at a bookstore a few years ago and hoping that a movie adaptation was around the corner.
Truthfully, I don't remember the entire story but if you come from a dysfunctional family *raises hand* or love to watch movies about them, I say get your treats by Saturday afternoon so you can veg out the right way.
Now, here's my honest $0.02.
Anyone who is a fan of Terry McMillan knows that TV movie adaptations leave something to be desired. I remember really looking forward to Disappearing Acts on HBO and find that Wesley Snipes is the lead male character, who is not only supposed to be really tall but buff (was Idris Elba not available?)
Wasn't really in love with Taye Diggs being in the Stella movie either. Not that he's not attractive, I just don't see any woman with her own thing going on getting involved with him.