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Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005)

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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for drug content, thematic elements, crude sexual references and some violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 February 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Tyler Perry's Diary of a Mad Black Woman  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,500,000 (estimated)

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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Trivia

Tyler Perry paid for half of the $5.5 million budget with Lions Gate Films. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Myrtle: I found out a long time ago that God can take care of me far better than you can.
Madea: God takes too long sometimes for me, I got to get got then.
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Connections

Referenced in Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.158 (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Dazz
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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Tyler Perry has gone to another level!!!
14 February 2005 | by 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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