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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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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)  »

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Tyler Perry's Diary of a Mad Black Woman  »

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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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Lions Gate Films received the script back in May 2004 and after a week, they greenlit the film. See more »

Goofs

Helen throws water in Orlando's face, his shirt is wet just a little. In the next scene Orlando is using a rag to dry off and his shirt is completely wet. See more »

Quotes

Orlando: Why you being so mean, woman?
Helen: Why you being so nice, man?
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Performed by Cheryl Pepsii Riley (as Cheryl Pepsi Riley)
Written by Eric Bazilian
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29 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I identify with quite a few of the things happening in this movie. I believe that everyone does have the right to a happy and love filled life, but the treatment the wife gives the husband after he is shot is like watching a train wreck unfold in slow motion.

I think that her attitude was a direct result of him, but if she is no better than he was, he won.

This movie had wonderful potential, and failed miserably. At first I was rallying on her side, and I hoped that he would get what he had coming, but there was no excuse for how she treated him.

Leaving him there for 2 days, dumping him face first into a bathtub and then refusing to feed him when he could not care for himself was more abusive than he had ever been to her.


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