*Lifetime has adapted Terry McMillan’s novel A Day Late and a Dollar Short with Whoopi Goldberg and Ving Rhames to headline an all-star cast that includes Mekhi Phifer, Kimberly Elise, Anika Noni Rose and Tichina Arnold.
Based on the 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, 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 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 Viola’s estranged husband needs saving from his scheming younger girlfriend.
It’s the kind of meddling that the Price family hasn’t experienced from Viola in decades, and she won’t have an easy time bending her loved ones to her will.
Goldberg is also a producer on the pic, which Lifetime will premiere on Saturday, April 19 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.