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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)  »

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Tyler Perry's Diary of a Mad Black Woman  »

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$5,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$50,382,128 (USA) (15 April 2005)
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The name "Madea" is a contraction of the word "mother dear". See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Madea: [Helen throws money in Charles' face] Girl, you're crazy as hell.
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Referenced in American Dad!: Spelling Bee My Baby (2013) See more »

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I Wanna Be Free
Performed by Patti LaBelle
Written by Tyler Perry and Elvin Ross
Produced by Dallas Austin and Tyler Perry
Patti LaBelle appears courtesy of Classic / Island
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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