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Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005)

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

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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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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:

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Budget:

$5,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$21,905,089 (USA) (25 February 2005)

Gross:

$50,382,128 (USA) (15 April 2005)
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The character Madea is a combination of the women in Tyler Perry's life, his mother, aunties, and sisters. See more »

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

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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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pitiful excuse for a movie
27 November 2005 | by (Waukee, IA) – See all my reviews

I rented this for my husband and daughter because they found some of Tyler Perry's short videos funny. This was not. Too bad Kimberly and Cicely had to be in this terrible film. Too bad Tyler Perry couldn't have done better for his people. Too bad anyone told him he could make this and sell tickets to it. The first half was filled with unrealistic dialog between two intelligent black people and the rest was filled with outdated stereotypes of a black extended family. And to add insult to injury in the end the main character still needed a man to fill fulfilled, pitiful. What's happen to black womenhood? Why can't we make good, funny films about us without resorting to slapstick, guns, name-calling and the electric slide (which by the way most black people don't do on their lawns.


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