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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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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)  »

Also Known As:

Tyler Perry's Diary of a Mad Black Woman  »

Box Office

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

Madea's outrage when finding the wire hanger is based on how Joan Crawford would lose her temper and mind when she found one in the closet, as her daughter 'Christina Crawford' (who was on the receiving end of some of those hangers) explained in her book "Mommie Dearest". See more »

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When Helen goes to the house and takes the money it can be seen that it is in $100 bills. Later when she throws it at Charles, it can be seen that it is in $1 bills. See more »

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Bailiff: Your honor, Case #456790: The People Vs. Mabel Simmons & Helen McCarter - Criminal trespassing, Reckless endangerment, Criminal possession of a handgun, Assault with a deadly weapon, Suspended license, Expired registration, Reckless driving, and a broken tailight.
Madea: [to Helen] Girl, I know it ain't who I think it is.
Judge Ephriam: [turning cross] I know you didn't say Mabel Simmons. Madea?
Madea: How you doin', uh, Judge Mablean? It's good to see - Ooh, your hair's pretty. Girl, look at you. You're lookin' good. How ...
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Take It to Jesus
Performed by Tamela J. Mann (as Tamela Mann)
Written by Tyler Perry / Ronnie Garrett / Earl Fleming
Produced by Tyler Perry and Ronnie Garrett
Courtesy of The Tyler Perry Company
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29 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I identify with quite a few of the things happening in this movie. I believe that everyone does have the right to a happy and love filled life, but the treatment the wife gives the husband after he is shot is like watching a train wreck unfold in slow motion.

I think that her attitude was a direct result of him, but if she is no better than he was, he won.

This movie had wonderful potential, and failed miserably. At first I was rallying on her side, and I hoped that he would get what he had coming, but there was no excuse for how she treated him.

Leaving him there for 2 days, dumping him face first into a bathtub and then refusing to feed him when he could not care for himself was more abusive than he had ever been to her.


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