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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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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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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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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Trivia

The script was pitched at Fox Searchlight first but was turned down. See more »

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Dates in the diary are not in sync. See more »

Quotes

Helen: I'm not bitter. I'm mad as hell.
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Referenced in Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.32 (2012) See more »

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Ain't It Funny
Performed by Heather Headley and Cheryl Pepsii Riley (as Cheryl Pepsi Riley)
Written by Tyler Perry and Elvin Ross
Produced by Dallas Austin
Heather Headley appears courtesy of J Records
Courtesy of The Tyler Perry Company
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Tyler Perry has gone to another level!!!
14 February 2005 | by (Atlanta, GA) – See all my reviews

Its February 14, 2005 (Valentine's Day) and tonight was a special Screening of Diary of a Mad Black Woman at Phipps Plaza in Atlanta. Tyler was there along with Kimberly Elise, Shemar Moore, Dallas Austin, and many other celebrities. The theater was packed. I have to say this movie is Excellent. It had just the right mix of Comedy, Romance, and Drama. Nothing was overkill about this movie. Even Madea and her antics did not go overboard. Although Tyler's plays are great, this movie is on another level. The messages are clearly and positively conveyed from beginning to end. I give it Two Thumbs Up!!! If the African American community doesn't support this movie, it will certainly be a travesty.


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