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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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$5,500,000 (estimated)

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

Gross:

$50,382,128 (USA) (15 April 2005)
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Trivia

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

Goofs

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

Quotes

Helen: Women love hard.
Brian: And men don't?
Helen: Not like women do.
Brian: We may not love as easy but when we love, we love hard.
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Referenced in American Dad!: Spelling Bee My Baby (2013) See more »

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Performed by Brick
Written by Reginald Hargis (as R. Hargis) / Ray Ransom (as R. Ransom) / Eddie Irons (as E. Irons Jr.)
Published by H & R Lastrada Music / Sony-ATV Tunes LLC / Silver Cloud Music
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Licensing
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25 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

All I have to say is that, despite all the negative 'reviews', I loved it, as did everyone else that filled the theater. I laughed, cried and was angry, all simultaneously. Anytime I can show that much emotion during one film, I'm impressed (and I'm not, too often, impressed). I'm not all that keen on the plays, but, to me, the movie was excellent. Not even the critics have soured my views on the film. I'd go see it again. Tyler Perry's characters were hilarious! And the 'find yourself' theme was apparent, which was good, because I hate to watch a movie through to the end and still have to 'guess the plot.' Overall, I give it a few thumbs up!!!


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