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Meet the Browns (2008)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  21 March 2008 (USA)
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A single mom takes her family to Georgia for the funeral of her father -- a man she never met. There, her clan is introduced to the crass, fun-loving Brown family.

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Madea / Joe
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Cora Brown (as Tamela Mann)
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Brenda
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Michael
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Tosha
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Lena
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Harry
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Mildred
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L.B.
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Kristopher Lofton ...
Calvin
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A single mom takes her family to Georgia for the funeral of her father -- a man she never met. There, her clan is introduced to the crass, fun-loving Brown family.

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You can't choose your family, you can only pack accordingly. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for drug content, language including sexual references, thematic elements and brief violence

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21 March 2008 (USA)  »

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Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns  »

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Box Office

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$20,082,809 (USA) (21 March 2008)

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$41,939,392 (USA) (2 May 2008)
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Although Leroy is a senior in his 70s, David Mann is around 30 years younger than his on-screen counterpart. See more »

Goofs

When Harry comes to pick up Brenda and the kids to drive back down to Georgia, he is in a navy blue SUV with shiny silver hub caps. However, when they pull up to the Brenda's new house left by her father, they are not in the same SUV. The SUV now has a different set of white hub caps. See more »

Quotes

Brenda Brown: I can pay you back now... for all you did for us. The house, the move, everything.
Harry: You don't get it, do you?
Brenda Brown: Get what?
Harry: I didn't do all of that so you could pay me back.
Brenda Brown: I'm sorry. I'm just so used to being taken advantage of and...
Harry: Yeah, that you don't even know when somebody loves you!
Brenda Brown: Love me?
Harry: Yeah. Tell Mike I said congratulations.
Brenda Brown: Hey, what if I told you I love you too? But I got scared for a second, but I'd rather be scared and with you than be not scared and not have you.
Harry: Why would I ...
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Written by Rex Rideout and Ledisi Young
Performed by Ledisi Young (as Ledisi)
Published by Blue Toes (ASCAP) and Uncle Buddie's Music Inc. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of The Verve Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Unfortunately, my first Tyler Perry movie
29 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Pity my poor friend who spent all day telling me how hil-lar-ious Tyler Perry movies are, tsk-tsking all day that I had not ever seen one of his movies. Chuckling about how funny this was going to be and how i was going to run right out and rent all the others. Sadly, she spent the whole rest of the evening over coffee and cannoli reflecting on how great Tyler Perry's OTHER movies were. I forgive her - we're friends.

This movie was OK - it had its funny moments and good Lord don't we ALL have those family members? I don't care if you're black, Italian, Jewish or white-bread American - we've ALL got that same cast of characters sitting around our family table.

And OK, i understand that unless i saw the other movies i would not have a clue who Madea is or why she's being chased by the police. But that's OK - i can let an inside joke slide, especially considering the huge hoot and roar that accompanied her appearance.

Overall, i understand that this was not Tyler Perry's finest hour. But i sense that he has a LOT to say about families, standing proud, sticking with convictions when the rest of the world says "settle for less" and working hard to overcome circumstances. I will go out and rent his other movies, just to get a more fair picture of this filmmaker.


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