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Why Did I Get Married? (2007)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 12 October 2007 (USA)
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The big screen adaptation of Perry's stage play about the trials of marriage, and what happens to one family when a sexy young temptress arrives on the scene.

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Dr. Patricia Agnew, a psychologist, has written a best seller about marriage: hers and those of three other couples who together take a week's vacation each year to ask themselves, "Why did I get married?" It's time for one of those weeks, and all four relationships are strained: Patricia and her husband Gavin have the shadow of grief between them; Terry believes that Diane has abandoned him for her work; Angela, who's built a successful business, belittles her husband Marcus, who works for her; Mike is cruel to Sheila, his religious, overweight wife. During the week, each person's secret comes out. Will these marriages survive? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, sexual references and language | See all certifications »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$21,353,759 (USA) (12 October 2007)

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$55,184,721 (USA) (7 December 2007)
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Trivia

Tyler Perry approached composer Aaron Zigman to work on his film after appreciating Zigman's score for Akeelah and the Bee (2006). See more »

Goofs

When the ladies are in the store and Trina suggests the gown for Sheila to buy, the gown is short. When Sheila wears the gown for Mike, its long. See more »

Quotes

Angela: You got VD?
Marcus: [whispers] Can we talk about this in private?
Angela: No, I think y'all been talking in private quite enough. How long have you had it?
Marcus: About a week.
Angela: Was it Keisha?
Marcus: [shakes his head yes] .
Angela: No, you didn't get it from her. You got it from Walter.
Marcus: What? What are you talking about? I ain't gay!
Angela: No, I slept with him. I got my shot. I was just waiting for you to say something.
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An uncharacteristically Good Tyler Perry film
13 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

First of all I must say that I don't understand the low ranking, it is truly an underestimation of this film. I must admit that while I am a Tyler Perry fan I have been underwhelmed by his previous box office offerings. This film for me was a welcomed departure from his other films, it just seemed more professional, well directed, and the casting was phenomenal. Evan though it was rather preachy it seemed much less "after-school-specialish" than his initial movies. Jill Scott was amazing, Tasha Smith was Hilarious, and Janet Jackson wasn't as boring as she usually is. I hope this film is a precursor of more to come from Tyler Perry.


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