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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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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)  »

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

Based around the character of Madea played by Tyler Perry in a series of hit African-American gospel stage plays: I Can Do Bad All By Myself (2000), Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2001), Madea's Family Reunion (2002), Madea's Class Reunion (2003), Meet the Browns (2004), and Madea Goes to Jail (2004). See more »

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The length of Kimberly Elise's tie as she works in the restaurant. See more »

Quotes

Joe: [the family member's have been discussing revenge] Yeah, that's like that man in, ugh...?Misery?. That woman had those shackles on the man's ankle bones... his feet went like this.
[throws his arms out]
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I Wanna Swing
Performed by Cheryl Pepsii Riley (as Cheryl Pepsi Riley)
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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Wonderful...
25 February 2005 | by 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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