Whatever It Takes (2023)

Amari Allah

Review By

Tailiah Breon

Directed by

Tu-Shonda Whitaker, Amaleka McCall

December 21, 2023

Written By

Released (BET Plus)


Three friends working in the same school all have relationship problems ranging from dead beats to dating someone young, and the drama cumulates during the holidays.

Noted  Characters and Cast

Tracy (Tami Roman), Joan (Kandi Burruss), India (Brely Evans), Cleotis “Juju” (Rayan Lawrence), Devin Sr. (Kendrick Cross), & Devin Jr. (Zuri James)

Review Summary

Tami Roman as Tracy is the hands down best storyline of the movie, to the point of you not only wanting more of Tracy, but wanting to see Roman be a solo lead in the future.

Review Summary

Unfortunately, this is a two hour movie that doesn't know how to properly allocate its time, leading to a heavily lopsided film.

Review Summary

This is especially true when the focus is on Joan and India whose storylines don't live up to the potential you see is there.

Who Is this For?

If you like movies with complicated, sometimes intense friendships, with each lead having a challenging love life? "Whatever It Takes" is for you.