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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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Mildred
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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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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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$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 »

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L.B states that Brenda is a product of his father's old ways, long before he married the mother of Leroy, Vera and himself. However, this would make Brenda older than the three of them, and it is clearly obvious (and also stated) that Brenda is the youngest of them all. See more »

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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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This Is Your Grandaddy
Written by Jay Weigel and Ronald Markham
Choir directed by George E. Young, Jr. of the Greater St. Stevens Full Gospel Baptist Church
Published by MY TY PE Music Publishing (BMI)
Courtesy of Tyler Perry Studios
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HONESTLY, what was so bad about this film to get such a harsh rating?
7 April 2008 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

My theater that I work at got Meet the Browns, I have never ever seen a Tyler Perry movie, so this would be my first. But I didn't see it opening weekend and it took me a while to decide to see the movie, because of one thing, the rating on IMDb. Usually most of the ratings on the movies are pretty accurate. But when I finally decided to just go ahead and watch the movie, I have to say that I am very much disgusted with the rating here. I just don't understand why people are being so harsh with this movie, I felt like it was just a decent and uplifting film. I agree the stereotypes are bit much, but I've seen oh so much worse. Angela Bassett, who must of made a deal with the devil to look that good at 50, pulls in a great and heart felt performance as a mom who is just trying to do right by her kids despite the hard times she's facing.

Brenda is a single mom in Chicago who is just struggling like crazy to take care of her three kids, trying to do the right thing, she looses her job, her electricity has been shut off, she's being judged by everyone, and the dad of her son just refuses to pay any child support what so ever. But when she finds out that her dad(who she never met) died, she and the kids go down to Georgia for the funeral, and she finds out that he gave her a house, which her family and a handsome family friend pull together to put her dreams back into place and to give her star basketball son a great future.

Meet the Browns is just generally a good film, there are things that are a little off key, but it's all good. This film made me laugh, it made me cry, and it made me remember how lucky I am to have family and friends who love me and how I love them as well. The ending is just such a relief and makes you think about the good things in life that make it worth living. I would recommend Meet the Browns, it's a fun film that I'm sure will make you feel good, please ignore the harsh rating, this is a totally misjudged film.

6/10


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