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Meet the Browns (2008)

PG-13 | | 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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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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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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Faith gave her hope. Fate gave her family. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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

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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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In the play, Cora has just found out that Mr. Brown is her biological father. Mr Brown then brings her with him to meet the brown family. Strangely, There is no Brenda Brown ever mentioned in the play, although The film could possibly take place be after the play since Cora has already established herself into the family once Brenda arrives to meet the browns for the first time. 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

[discussing the various women with whom their deceased father had relationships]
Leroy Brown: What about our mama?
L.B. Brown: [with a disgusted facial expression] Nasty ho.
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Referenced in Madea Goes to Jail (2009) See more »

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People Everyday (Metamorphosis Mix)
Written by Sly Stone (as Sylvester Stewart) and Robert James
Performed by Musiq (as Musiq Soulchild)
Published by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI) o/b/o Mijac Music (BMI) and Remidi Music c/o Franam Publishing Administration
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corporation
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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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