Lifetime has adapted Terry McMillan’s novel A Day Late and a Dollar Short with Whoopi Goldberg and Ving Rhames headlining an all-star cast that includes Mekhi Phifer,Kimberly Elise, Anika Noni Rose and Tichina Arnold.
Based on McMillan’s 2001 New York Times bestseller, the film follows a mother who tries to help her dysfunctional family through life’s ups and downs. 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, hoping to improve everything from her relationship with her husband to the lives of her four children and grandchildren.
While on this quest, she must contend with sibling rivalry, teen pregnancy and drug addiction – and that is only with one child. Additionally, her jailbird son 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.
Goldberg is also a producer on the pic, which premieres on Lifetime Saturday, April 19 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.