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Diary of a Tired Black Man (2008)

A humorous and deep look into why relationships fail to work from the point of view of a good black man. It is part scripted and a series of interviews with real people from across the country.


Tim Alexander


Tim Alexander


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jimmy Jean-Louis ... James
Paula Lema Paula Lema ... Tonya
Tim Alexander ... Interviewer / Speaker / Host
Natasha McCrea ... Bridgette (as Natasha M. Dixon)
Anika C. McFall ... Juanita The Blind Date
Shavsha Israel Shavsha Israel ... Linda
Shavonne Sciarillo Shavonne Sciarillo ... Joy
Alex Morris ... Alex
Krista Woods Krista Woods ... Girl in Pink
Tamika Pough Tamika Pough ... Girl in Green
Ricky Jones Ricky Jones ... The Nice Guy
Valerie Davis Valerie Davis ... Woman In Green
Vanessa Paul ... Woman In Peach
John Webb John Webb ... Young Thug Guy
Robynne Young Robynne Young ... Wants A Man Girl


Diary of a Tired Black Man is a simple story about the complex relationships between black men and black women. It follows a successful black man James and his struggle to find a healthy loving relationship. He is constantly challenged by the anger he finds in the black women he gets involved with. From his wife whom he divorces, to the women he tries to date after her - nothing but Drama Drama Drama! He even tries dating outside of his race bringing up a whole new set of issues for him to deal with. It's a ride into the reality of relationships. Written by ScreenTime Films

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Now It's Black Men's Turn To Exhale


Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language including sexual references


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Release Date:

13 September 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tired Black Man - TBM See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

ScreenTime Films See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Tim Alexander started his career as a fashion photographer with no real experience as a filmmaker. After a life of making bad choices in the women he chose to deal with, he decided to make this film, by himself as a crew of one, to show the world the challenges a good man has in a relationship. It was a personal challenge to tell his personal story through the lead character Jimmy Jean-Louis. Tim is now happily married with twin sons. See more »


Followed by Tim Alexander's A Mother's Love (2011) See more »

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19 June 2013 | by DPEFilmsSee all my reviews

People don't look at movies like they should, you get mad at the content and want to rate it low, or you look at the UNKNOWN actors, but you should look at a film for its content... quality, editing style, topics... I saw this film years ago, I thought it was on point far as perception of the subject matter. If you didn't like the movie thats OK to voice your opinions but if you don't have a film project at all then why be highly critical on someone who does? a movie cant cater to every viewer. This movie was a typical low budget, creative and playful movie. He had to start somewhere! every movie don't have to be a blockbuster to be a good film... you guys are way to Hollywood! some of the best movies are low- budget films. its all opinion. and your opinion belongs to you.

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