Not Easily Broken

Synopsis: After years of disagreeing on what true happiness, success, and love really are, Dave and Clarice Johnson have finally reached a breaking point in their marriage. When Clarice is hurt in a car accident, the obvious truth that more than just her injuries need immediate attention is exposed. Their odds of making it worsen as Clarice begins to see a physical therapist, and Dave develops a friendship with Julie and her teenage son Bryson. The acceptance and comfort he finds in them stirs his longing for a family and a passionate partner. As temptation tugs at Dave and Clarice pulls farther away, they must confront whether their vows are or are NOT EASILY BROKEN.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Bill Duke
Production: Screen Gems/SONY PICTURES
  1 win & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
99 min

When I first met Clarice in college,

I was completely sprung.

She was smart, passionate, driven.

The sweetest thing Id ever met.

You know the kind of woman

Im talking about, right?

The got-your-back kind of woman?

I did what a good man does

when he finds the woman...

...he's been dreaming about

his whole life.

I went all the way.

For if one falls down,

the other is there to pick him up.

That's right.

Even better

is a cord of three strands...

...because it is not easily broken.

My brother, my sister,

life is going to try to knock you down.


And it's hard to keep

the good in a good marriage...

...when bad things happen.

The two of you represents

the first two strands.

But God represents the third.

And as long as you stay

close to him...

...your marriage

will be a three-stranded cord...

...this world can never break.

- I love you.

- I love you.


Mr. And Mrs. David Johnson.

On our wedding night... was just the two of us

in a little slice of heaven.

We didn't come up for air

for two days.


we had goals and dreams.

We were going places in this world.

She was gonna be

a real-estate rainmaker.

I was gonna be

a major-league ball player...

...with hall-of-fame numbers,

a big contract... entrepreneur, daddy.

The big life.

Till it all ended shattering my leg

sliding into home plate...

...during the final game

of my rookie season.

Yeah, that's how young love

always starts out.

Feels like the honeymoon

will last forever.

But like the bishop said... has a way

of knocking the hell out of you.

- Oh, hey, baby, sorry I'm late.

- Hey, baby.

There was this bumper-to-bumper

traffic on the 5.

- It's okay.

- But look at you.

Look at you in my little favorite,

sexy, big, grown-girl outfit.

Oh, no, baby,

I just touched my face up.

Can't go there.

All right.

- This is it.

- What's that?

This new property

I've been dying to show.

I think I'm gonna get

an offer on it soon.

- When are you showing it?

- Tonight.

- Oh, baby, not tonight.

- Why?

You know, I thought we could get

a little quality time, you know?

Oh, God, Dave,

I would love to spend quality time.

But, you know,

my commissions pay for this house.

And besides, these clients could pay

for that new work truck...

...we've been dying to get you.

You think I want

my big, strong, chocolate kiss...

...driving around

in that beat-up old thing?

David, you're building

a business, okay?

And appearance is everything.

It's about time we put the pro back... Dave's All Pro

Building and Remodeling.

Appearance is everything,

that's what you said?

I'm saying, you can't show up

to someone's house...

...talking about you're here

to remodel and rebuild... that beat-up old rusty truck.

- I happen to like that truck with rust.

- It's a bucket.

- The rust, everything, I like that truck.

- Okay, okay, okay.

What about this weekend,

you and I close ourselves in...

...and try out that new Jacuzzi tub

we bought?

I like that idea.

- But it has to be after Saturday.

- Why?

I'm meeting the boys

and team on Saturday.

- The boys?

- But...

But after that... After that, it can then

be just you and me, and me and you.

And then we could talk

about little miniature you and mes.

Oh, God, please.

Don't press your luck.

And there goes our quality time,

so that's on you, brother.

- Are you gonna hoop later?

- Yeah, meet Brock and Tree about 7.

Good, good, you know, because I feel

a little extra around the middle section.

- You ain't feeling...

- Yes, I do, baby.

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