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Madea's Family Reunion -- Tyler Perry's acclaimed stage production, MADEA'S FAMILY REUNION continues the adventures of southern matriarch Madea. She has just been court ordered to be in charge of Nikki, a rebellious runaway; her nieces Lisa and Vanessa are suffering relationship trouble, and through it all she has to organize her family reunion. As the reunion approaches, secrets are revealed and tensions rise. Madea must use every tactic in her arsenal to not only keep the peace but also keep her family together.
Madea's Family Reunion -- While planning her family reunion, a pistol-packing grandma (Perry) must contend with the other dramas on her plate, including the runaway who has been placed under her care, and her love-troubled nieces.


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  (in credits order)

Tyler Perry ... Madea / Brian / Joe

Blair Underwood ... Carlos Armstrong

Lynn Whitfield ... Victoria

Boris Kodjoe ... Frankie Henderson

Lisa Arrindell Anderson ... Vanessa

Maya Angelou ... May

Rochelle Aytes ... Lisa

Jenifer Lewis ... Milay Jenay Lori

Tangi Miller ... Donna

Keke Palmer ... Nikki

Henry Simmons ... Issac

Cicely Tyson ... Aunt Myrtle

China Anderson ... Nima
Akhil Jackson ... Jonathan

Alonzo Millsap ... Tre
Georgia Allen ... Ruby

Cassi Davis ... Aunt Sarah
Leon Lamar ... Grover
John Lawhorn ... Uncle Pete

Afemo Omilami ... Isaac Sr.
Ryan Gentles ... Stripper Policeman
Mablean Ephriam ... Judge Ephriam
Richard Reed ... Bailiff #1
Dale Neal ... Kid #1
Michelle Griffin ... Carlos' Woman Friend

Cedric Pendleton ... Carlos' Man Friend
Deanna Dawn ... Tyrequa
Enoch King ... Hykeem
Ginnie Randall ... Miss Samuel
C.O.C.O. Brown ... Poet / MC

Jennifer Sears ... Female at Reunion
Tre Rogers ... Young Man at Reunion

Shannon Eubanks ... Secretary
Emmbre Perry ... Man on the Bus
Jeronn C. Williams ... Singer / Reverend
Dale C. Bronner ... Reverend
Crystal Collins ... Singer #1
Regina Murff ... Singer #2
Rita Sands ... Singer #3
Karnelle Smith ... Singer #4
Joyce D. Williams ... Singer #6
Philipia Williams ... Restaurant Singer

Elizabeth Omilami ... Aunt Clara (as Elisabeth Omilami)

Steve Coulter ... Maitre D
Nicolas Ortiz ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Kaira Akita ... Receptionist (as Kaira Whitehead)

Gabrielle Anderson ... Youth

Vic Aviles ... Hotel Guest
Michael Burton ... Musician (Saxophone)
Dominic Cole ... Wedding Guest

Jennifer Cudnik ... Lawyer

Brian F. Durkin ... Gene Barrelson
Arayna Eison ... Church Angel #1

Johnny Gill ... Singer at wedding

Kent Igleheart ... Tailor (scenes deleted)
Shane Johnson

Wofford Jones ... Wedding Guest

June Letourneau ... Cafe Patron

Susanna McMillan ... Bride (as Susanna Lewis)
L. Stephanie Ray ... Court Observer / Pedestrian

Roshika West ... Family Member

Cesar Aguirre ... Tailor (uncredited)

Michael Angelo ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Uzoma Emukah ... Bohemian Patron (uncredited)
Michael Hough ... Sax Player (uncredited)
Dijon Jackson ... Family Member (uncredited)

Robert P. Johnson II ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)

China Anne McClain ... Youth (uncredited)
Shaun Mixon ... Male Angel (uncredited)
John Fitzgerald Page ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Arvell Poe ... Passerby (uncredited)
Joe Walsh ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)

Steve Warren ... Lawyer (uncredited)

Directed by
Tyler Perry 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Tyler Perry  play

Produced by
Roger M. Bobb .... co-producer
Reuben Cannon .... producer
Michael Paseornek .... executive producer
Tyler Perry .... producer
Mike Upton .... co-producer
Cinematography by
Toyomichi Kurita 
Film Editing by
John Carter 
Casting by
Shay Griffin 
Kim Williams 
Production Design by
Ina Mayhew 
Set Decoration by
Lance Totten 
Costume Design by
Keith G. Lewis 
Makeup Department
Cynthia L. Chapman .... hair department head
Patrice Coleman .... key makeup artist
Brent Conley .... prosthetic makeup assistant
Deaundra Harris-Metzger .... hair stylist
T.A. Henderson .... hair stylist
Bill Johnson .... prosthetic makeup artist
Tracey L. Miller-Smith .... additional makeup artist (as Tracey L. Miller)
Wanda Patterson .... makeup artist
Linda Thompson .... key hair stylist
Dionne Wynn .... makeup artist
Production Management
Jennifer Booth .... production manager
Rosemary Lara .... production manager: Lions Gate Films
Carl Pedregal .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Roger M. Bobb .... first assistant director
Angi Bones .... second second assistant director (as Angelique Bones)
Art Department
Cheryl Adams .... set dressing buyer
Cristina Lucia Cesari .... buyer
Daniel Elliott .... utility
Karen A. Felix .... on-set dresser
Lauren Fitzsimmons .... assistant production designer
Daniel B. Foster .... leadman
Sammy Ray Hill .... set dresser
Chris Hunter .... storyboard artist
Kathleen Kasinger .... property master
Jeremy McGuire .... art department coordinator
Drew Meyers .... set dresser
David H. Nash .... carpenter
Mark Nave .... lead scenic
Robert Tate Nichols .... set dresser
Greg Waddle .... set dresser
Jay Womer .... construction coordinator
Sound Department
Jeremy Balko .... adr mixer
Greg Crawford .... adr recordist: Atlanta
Mark DeSimone .... adr mixer: New York
Jon DeStefano .... sound editor
Brent Findley .... assistant sound editor
Douglas L. Hill .... boom operator
Scott Hinkley .... additional sound re-recording mixer
Dean Hovey .... sound effects editor
Cody King .... assistant dialogue editor
Richard Kitting .... foley editor
Walter Ledesma .... sound re-recording mixer: Spanish version
Colt Logan .... sound utility
Andrew Morgado .... adr mixer
Andrew Morgado .... foley mixer
Jay Nierenberg .... supervising sound editor
Todd Niesen .... adr editor
Stuart Provine .... sound effects editor
Zeke Richardson .... sound editor
Shelley Roden .... foley artist
Jonathan Wales .... sound re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
David Fletcher .... special effects coordinator
Matt Neel .... special effects assistant
Visual Effects by
Ryan Beadle .... digital I/O
Steve Caldwell .... digital compositor
Samuel M. Dabbs .... digital compositor
R.J. Harbour .... digital compositor
Shaina Holmes .... digital compositor
Shaina Holmes .... digital coordinator
Mark Intravartolo .... visual effects artist
Lori C. Miller .... digital art supervisor
Roger Mocenigo .... digital compositor: XY&Z
Lillani E. Moran .... visual effects coordinator
L. Elizabeth Powers .... digital compositor (as Laurie Powers)
Mark Sawicki .... digital colorist
John Stewart .... compositor
Mike Uguccioni .... visual effects supervisor
Amani Williams .... digital compositor
David Paul Lord .... stunts
Derrick Simmons .... stunt double: Blair Underwood
Gus Williams .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Shelley Baldwin .... electrician
Pete Bowman .... grip
Alfeo Dixon .... still photographer
Taifa Graves .... video assist
Bobb Lovett .... electrician
Levi Loy .... electrician
David McLean .... gaffer
Mark Miller .... electrician
Tripp Norton .... electrician
James H. Pair III .... dolly grip: "a" camera (as James Tripp Pair III)
Jesse Wayne Parker .... key grip
Karen Parsons .... dimmer board operator
Mike Robertson .... best boy electric
Robert Robinson .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Jacob Ross .... best boy grip
Randy Tharpe .... rigging grip
Troy Toebben .... electrician
Mike Torino .... film loader
Larry Ware .... grip (uncredited)
Animation Department
Gary Hebert .... animator
Casting Department
Barbara Harris .... voice casting
Xavion Lay .... extras casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Layne Brightwell .... costume supervisor
Sekinah Brown .... set costumer
Zandra Harding .... wardrobe shopper
Meta Issa .... assistant to costume designer (as Meta Moise)
Gertrude Moore .... head tailor
Barbara Vazquez .... costumer
Karen Young .... costumer
Amanda Zenil .... key set costumer
Editorial Department
Jenny Cho .... post-production assistant
Joe Finley .... digital preview colorist
Mark W. McCoy .... post-production coordinator (as Mark McCoy)
Latham Robertson .... post-production assistant
Stephen H. Sloan .... assistant editor
Jeff Smithwick .... colorist: video master
Mark Tuminello .... first assistant editor
Bob Wenokur .... studio post-production representative
Music Department
Yvette Deveraux .... musician (Solo Violinist)
Yvette Devereaux .... conductor
Barry Eastmond .... composer: additional music
Brad Haehnel .... additional music mixer
Joel C. High .... music supervisor
Camara Kambon .... music supervisor
Thomas D. Mahoney .... music coordinator (as Tom Mahoney)
Rebecca Rienks .... music coordinator
Jay Weigel .... orchestra contractor
Transportation Department
Roy A. Grace .... driver
Chuck Graydon .... driver
Mike Robinson .... construction driver
Ralph Strickland .... driver: cast
Hank Van Apeldoorn .... transportation
Other crew
Cassandra Barbour .... rights and clearances
Justin Bones .... production assistant
Reagan Brandon .... additional script supervisor
Jennifer M. Byrne .... post-production accountant
Emmett Capers .... medic
Derrick Doose .... key set production assistant
Yon Elvira .... supervisor of assets and unit publicity: Lionsgate
Deborah Evans .... production accountant
Julio Ferrario .... creative director: main titles
John Findley .... location manager (as John Findley III)
Amanda Shamis Flannery .... business affairs coordinator (as Amanda Shamis)
Latisha Fortune .... production assistant
Pamela B. Green .... main title producer
Joseph Hampton .... set production assistant
Felix Harden .... double: Tyler Perry
Liam Hearne .... post-production accountant
Gary Hebert .... title designer
David K. Henry .... production financing
Diane Hounsell .... script supervisor
Kimberly Latrice Jones .... production secretary
Paul Lowe .... set medic
Daniel MacArthur .... assistant: Donna Sloan, Lions Gate Films
Robert M. Melnik .... executive vice president
Curtis A. Miller .... director of production: Lions Gate Films
Lucas Moore .... studio teacher
Erik Proveaux .... chef
Emily Rice .... post-production accountant
Amber N. Roy .... business and legal affairs
Laura Sevier .... rights and clearances
Donna Sloan .... executive vice president: Lions Gate Films
Michael C. Smith .... police coordinator
Katie Willard Troebs .... production coordinator
Shawn Trotman .... first assistant accountant
Tez Valenzuela .... production assistant
Jarik Van Sluijs .... creative director: main titles
Porter Versfelt III .... electronic press kit
Nina Hodge .... production assistant (uncredited)
Arif S. Kinchen .... voice-over artist (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion" - USA (complete title)
"Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion: The Movie" - USA (DVD box title)
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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, domestic violence, sex and drug references
107 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Maya Angelou's character is named May, her childhood nickname.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): At the wedding when the little kids are walking down the lane, there was originally in the beginning of the movie two boys and one girl. Now at the end there are two girls and only one boy.See more »
Carlos:Can we have a moment alone?
Mable 'Madea' Simmons:In my house? Hell no!
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51 out of 78 people found the following review useful.
And What a Family Reunion!, 4 March 2006
Author: Charles Delacroix from United States

This is to me just an amazing, funny, delightful movie.

But first ... to be honest, I wasn't planning on seeing this movie at all. I had (woe be to me) never even heard of Tyler Perry. And the film's title alone sounded ... well ... unappealing at best. The synopsis I'd read suggested yet another movie with a man playing an overweight black woman. That might have been funny once or twice ... in Big Momma's House, and The Nutty Professor ... but surely can't keep carrying so much water as to make yet another movie about this same motif, right?

Well, be that as it may, I noticed that this film had hit the top of the box office when it opened a week ago. And then I read a review this morning by a typically politically correct reviewer who was "dissing" the movie. Now this is a reviewer I've come to rely upon as always panning movies I like and waxing enthusiastic about movies I dislike. So reading this reviewer's badmouthing prompted me to try out this movie ... and I am so glad I did.

I think I can see why high-minded PC reviewers wouldn't like it. It's a "popular" comedy, full of rough, earthy humor, celebrates Black cultural child-rearing values, and unapologetically celebrates God and family. No wonder it's been a hit with the general Black American culture, especially Black Churchgoing culture.

What is it that makes this movie so funny and so deeply heart-warming at the same time?

Well, in some ways, this is something of an old-fashioned morality play. Such has a wonderful tradition in Western Culture ... and in African culture. A resurrection of the Morality Play is fine by me: just a shocker, that's all. I kept thinking, "how are these characters getting away with saying things like that?" As when the leading lady says she's given her life to God and has been celibate and will stay celibate till she's married. How is it possible for something like that to show up in a general release movie in this day and age? Not as a statement to be mocked, but as an expression of genuine faith in God and Chastity? I just shook my head and smiled and enjoyed the sheer frank morality of the movie every time it surfaced ... which was pretty often indeed.

The music was resplendent throughout the movie, but the sound seemed a little problematic at times. The audio was almost echoing, flat, tinny ... sort of like a somewhat bad mono recorder.

The cinematography was fine, but in a way, very old-fashioned ... stylistically similar to the movies from the early days when films were often framed as theater transferred to the screen. Maybe that reflects Tyler Perry's background, I understand as a playwright. But for example, the camera follows the action in a very straightforward, even simple way: head on, straight up, no angle shots, no through shots, no complex dissolves or modern "realistic" camera "jiggling". Maybe this is intentional: the movie is telling a plain, straight story with feeling and humor and no hint of subtlety. If this is what's going on, it's fine by me: because this makes for a very candid, very honest, but never discomforting style. Perry's narrating a Story, Telling us What's Happening. Nuance is not what we're after here. Very basic human themes are painted with strong strokes. So we have a basic cinematography to fit this purpose. Fair enough.

There's an interesting interplay of serious and humorous material at two levels. First, there's some very tight sequencing in which strongly emotional material is followed by strong humor. Some will like this, some not, but it's very much at the core of Madea's character, and the overall character of the movie. Second, "serious" scenes are sometimes interspersed with humorous scenes inserted clearly for no other reason than plain comic relief. I think some might find that a little jarring. Still, it works for me very well. And this kind of thing goes back to Shakespeare at least, so I know it works for others as well.

The acting and characterizations were wonderful. Now again, don't look for subtlety, that's not the nature of the movie. But if it's good, solid performances matching characterizations to characters, this movie has it all. Tyler Perry as Madea and Joe was simply perfect. But the entire cast provided strong, reliable performances. Including a delightful cameo by Maya Angelou.

A few "plot holes" have been alleged. I see what's meant, but frankly, don't agree at all. This is a movie that for the most part is stylized, full of art and artifice, not a "realist" movie in which careful plotting is critical for believability. A movie like this is more like a painting, or a song ... a ballad. A popular folk ballad, full of humor and fun and tears and hugs ... and lightly textured but unapologetic moralizing. This movie is a classic combo of Entertainment and Edification. The final scenes at the farm, and at the wedding, really sum up the movie in both respects, and keeping a scorecard on consistency of details is very out of place, it's directly contradictory to the genre.

Last but not least, I have to say that the figure of Madea ... tying everything together with humor and wisdom ... is a sheer delight. I'm told she'll be back on the silver screen. Good ... I can't wait to make her acquaintance once again some day.

And needless to say I'm going to try to find and watch Diary of a Mad Black Woman as soon as I can find it ... !

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