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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  »

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

The script was pitched at Fox Searchlight first but was turned down. See more »

Goofs

When Madea is in the kitchen making breakfast and talking with Helen, her apron is on and then off and then on again. 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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Follows I Can Do Bad All by Myself (2002) See more »

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I Wanna Be Free
Performed by Patti LaBelle
Written by Tyler Perry and Elvin Ross
Produced by Dallas Austin and Tyler Perry
Patti LaBelle appears courtesy of Classic / Island
Courtesy of The Tyler Perry Company
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!!Loved It!!
10 February 2006 | by (Gotham & London) – See all my reviews

We loved this film! It's original, fun & real, with so many interesting levels that really gets one thinking, especially about life! The cast was phenomenal and Christianity was so refreshing! Definitely not your typical Hollywood pump-out film, thank goodness.

The world and Hollywood needs more creative people like Tyler Perry. We loved the writing, plots and all the sub-plots, which served up a swift kick of reality versus fantasy. We don't want to be negative here, but this film blows Elizabethtown right out of the water! Tyler Perry definitely got it right, with so much more. I would love to shake his hand one day!

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