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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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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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The name "Madea" is a contraction of the word "mother dear". See more »

Goofs

When Helen dumps Charles into the tub we see his sleeve down when he first drops into the tub. When we see him land into the tub his sleeve is then up on his shoulder. Then in the very next shot his sleeve is back down. See more »

Quotes

Helen: He put me out of the house.
Madea: Who house?
Helen: Our house.
Madea: Exactly, how's a man throw a woman out of her own house? No man would ever do that to me, he'd put me out half of the house, I'll go live in the other half.
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Featured in The Making of 'Diary' (2005) See more »

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Maria's Lullaby
Performed by Harolyn Blackwell and William Hicks
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (as Tchaikovsky)
Courtesy of Oceans Away Records
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A Perfect Date Movie
27 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What a perfect way to spend a Sunday morning. I must admit that the movie's opening scenes had me wondering if I'd come to the wrong movie, but by the movie's end I was in tears. This movie was simply written and the emotional overtones were brilliant. Kimberly Elise is Hollywood royalty. Her acting was so powerful and next to Shemar Moore I enjoyed the chemistry (It was awkward for me at first, but they worked it..) Steve Harris stretched out in this role. We've grown accustomed to seeing him as the Lawyer in the Practice. I don't think I'll ever look at him the same again after this movie. Excellent work. For anyone who has ever had their hearts ripped apart by love should see this movie.

I laughed, I cried, I enjoyed. Tyler Perry is brilliant.


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