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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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...Because two are stronger than one. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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

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12 October 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,353,759, 14 October 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$55,184,721, 9 December 2007
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In the DVD trailer, towards the end, the song "I Don't Wanna Fight" by Tina Turner (the theme for the biopic about Turner's life What's Love Got to Do with It (1993)) is played. See more »

Goofs

In the kitchen scene at breakfast after Diane pours the orange juice. The carafe is empty when she answers the phone. By the time the conversation is over, the carafe has some juice in it. See more »

Quotes

Terry: What kind of a man has to make an appointment to sleep with his wife?
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Crazy Credits

Special Thanks to: Bishop T.D. Jakes (for the "80/20 Rule") See more »


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couples vacation together to reaffirm their marriages -comedy-drama
31 October 2008 | by See all my reviews

Like other reviewers of this movie, I can't believe the low ratings that some people gave it. I rented this movie as a lark. Other than hearing his name, I was not really familiar with Tyler Perry nor had seen any of his other productions. My Hubby (of 30+ years) is out-of-town, and because we have only sons, I get out-voted a lot and thus don't get to see many "chick flicks." I discovered that this film is neither a "chick flick" nor a "black flick." It is a comedy-drama HUMAN interest film about four married couples who vacation together once a year to reaffirm their marriages. The situations that these couples face are those that anyone who's been married any length of time might relate to. I loved it! It made me laugh and cry and think. What more can you ask of a film?! It was beautifully filmed and the acting was top-notch. Sure there were a few weak spots here and there, but all-in-all, well-crafted.


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