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
Get ready to meet a real straight shooter
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Motion Picture Rating
Rated PG-13 for drug content, thematic elements, crude sexual references and some violence
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25 February 2005 (USA)
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Also Known As:
Tyler Perry's Diary of a Mad Black Woman
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Opening Weekend USA: $21,905,089,
27 February 2005, Wide Release
Gross USA: $50,633,099
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $50,652,203
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Tyler Perry's first film created. See more
In the close shots of Charles in the bathtub there are little bubbles floating into his mouth, then in the long shots the bubbles are gone. See more
[upon seeing Orlando staring at her
I'm just sittin' here, tryin' to think of a way to say this to you.
I'm in love with you.
How do you know that?
I don't know how to explain it to you.
Helen, if I'm away from you for more than an hour, I can't stop thinking about you. I carry you in my spirit. I pray for you more than I pray for myself. I've got it so bad for you I'd... I'd go to the grocery store and buy your feminine products, I swear I would.
[Helen and Orlando laugh
It's a Love Thing
Performed by The Whispers
Written by William Shelby (as W. Shelby) and Dana Meyers
(as D. Meyers)
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