In Los Angeles, Shirley Ann Whitfield, affectionately called Ma'Dere, is the matriarch of the Whitfield family, she with six children: San Francisco residing wife and mother Lisa who feels the need to act as the responsible one in managing her extended family's welfare, as such sacrificing her own wants in the process; traveling jazz musician Quentin Jr. who the family has not seen in four years; Claude the marine; New York ad exec Kelli who admits she is the selfish one; college student Mel; and Michael (called Baby) who still lives at home while figuring out what he wants to do with his life. Ma'Dere has lived in the family home for a few years now with Joe Black, a church deacon, with Ma'Dere's husband/the children's father, Quentin Whitfield Sr., long having left the family to pursue a life as a jazz musician. Because of the pain associated for Ma'Dere, Sr.'s piano sits in the garage untouched. Quentin, being a chip off the old paternal block, is the most disconnected from the ... Written by
You can't exchange family.
21 November 2007 (USA)
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Opening Weekend: $17,958,183
(22 November 2007)
(4 January 2008)
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Columbus Short, Laz Alonzo and Chris Brown also appeared in Stomp The Yard (2007) together. See more
At the end, when Baby is sitting in the church pew, he has an earing in his let ear. However, seconds later when he performs, the earring is in his right ear. See more
Shirley Ann 'MaDere' Whitfield
Who is this?
That's your daughter-in-law.
Um, this is not funny.
No, it's not, but I'm going to keep drinking until it is.
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Written by Allan Wayne Felder
(as Allan Felder), Norman Harris
, Tanya Jones,
Kevin Cossom, Andrew Harr, Jermaine Jackson
, R. Kelly
(as Robert Kelly) and Jeezy
(as Jay Jenkins)
Performed by Jeezy
featuring R. Kelly
R. Kelly appears courtesy of Jive Records
By Arrangement with SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
Contains a sample of "Born on Helloween"
Performed by Blue Magic
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
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