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Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005)

A couple's seemingly solid marriage begins to crumble when the wife discovers that her husband intends to divorce her.

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Storyline

Helen McCarter has everything a woman wants: a nice house and rich husband. However after her husband Charles throws her out of the house after admitting to an affair a distraught Helen turns to her mother, grandmother Madea and cousin Brian who take her in and turn back to God. Helen learns for the first time in her life to stand up on her two feet and is ready to remove herself from her relationship with Charles and move on with Orlando. But when her husband is almost killed by a vengeful client, Helen wonders if she has the heart to forgive him despite everything. Written by teyee_eng2388-1

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Time heals the heart. Faith heals the rest. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for drug content, thematic elements, crude sexual references and some violence | See all certifications »

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25 February 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Tyler Perry's Diary of a Mad Black Woman  »

Box Office

Budget:

$5,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$21,905,089 (USA) (27 February 2005)

Gross:

$50,633,099 (USA)
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Trivia

The characters of Brian/Madea/Joe are all played by the films producer/writer Tyler Perry. See more »

Goofs

When Helen removes Charles from the tub and wheels him out of the bathroom, he moves his leg. See more »

Quotes

Joe: [watching Madea butter her house arrest bracelet] You know, I was watching the Animal Planet channel and they say that when a coyote is trapped, it will eat its own foot off to get out of the trap. You want some hot sauce? In your case it wouldn't be a coyote, it would be an elephant. A big old giraffe.
Madea: Say one more thing, Joe.
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Madea: Say one more thing. I don't hear you. You're quiet, can I buy a vowel?
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Connections

Followed by Madea's Witness Protection (2012) See more »

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Father Can You Hear Me
Performed by Tiffany Evans / Terrell Carter (as Terrel Carter) / Cheryl Pepsii Riley (as Cheryl Pepsi Riley) / Tamela J. Mann (as Tamela Mann)
Written by Tyler Perry
Courtesy of The Tyler Perry Company
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Movie Sends Out a Message
28 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Too many critics are taking this movie TOO seriously and I believe it is not Mr. Perry's intent. The movie is to keep the audience attracted by inserting comical twists and turns throughout - therefore, the use of Madea. Additionally, the movie explains issues within the black family while applying a spiritual message and lesson. Although it is apparent that the target audience was the black family who has additionally supported Mr. Perry's theatrical career, MY family and I equally enjoyed it and feel it could be applied to our culture and ethnic group as well. I am now interested in seeing more Tyler Perry movies and plays with my family. The issues that face our society are not color blind.


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