When Madea catches sixteen-year-old Jennifer and her two younger brothers looting her home, she decides to take matters into her own hands and delivers the young delinquents to the only ... See full summary »
Taraji P. Henson,
While planning her family reunion, a pistol-packing grandma (Perry) must contend with the other dramas on her plate, including the runaway who has been placed under her care, and her love-troubled nieces.
Madea jumps into action when her niece, Shirley, receives distressing news about her health. All Shirley wants is to gather her three adult children around her and share the news as a ... See full summary »
Durell and LeeJohn are best friends and bumbling petty criminals. When told they have one week to pay a $17,000 debt or Durell will lose his son, they come up with a desperate scheme to rob their neighborhood church. Instead, they end up spending the night in the presence of the Lord and are forced to deal with much more than they bargained for.
Matriarch Mama Joe has held her family together for 40 years around a Sunday dinner of soul food. When diabetes hospitalizes her, the dinners stop and tensions among her three daughters ... See full summary »
Harper's autobiographical novel is almost out, his girlfriend Robin desires commitment, and he's best man at the wedding of Lance, a pro athlete. He goes to New York early (Robin will come ... See full summary »
While the exact charges against Madea are not specified at the start of the movie, when she is in court all charges are dismissed due to the police not reading her "Miranda". The sole time Miranda is applicable under U.S. case law is when there is custodial interrogation by the police (questioning where the suspect is not free to leave). Any crimes the police witness they do not need to interrogate the suspect. The violation of fleeing the police is shown and battery on an officer is inferred. Miranda would not need to be read for either of these offenses to be proved, and a lack of it being read would have no bearing on the validity of the charges. If the police violate a suspect's rights by custodial interrogation without the Miranda warning, the sole penalty for the violation is the suppression of any statements made by the suspect. See more »
Little Miss Funky
Written by Darryl Jackson and Miles Tackett
Performed by Breakestra
Published by Miles Tackett Music (BMI) and Murnated Murzic (BMI)
(c) 2008 Now Again Records, LLC
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Short tempered, impatient, cussing, pistol carrying and definitely quick to shoot, but yet, in time of need, the most caring person that anyone could ever have as a relative. Does that sound familiar? I am convinced that in one form or another, most people can relate to having such an individual in the family.
My mother (with the exception of carrying a pistol, cussing, and quick to shoot) was such a person in my family. Her choice of weapon was basically a shoe, knife, or whatever she could find in her hand at the time to throw.
I thought of these things as I watched the movie "Madea Goes to Jail." It is a delightful, fictional tale about a southern family, whose matriarch (Mabel Simmons, a.k.a. Madea) has had numerous encounters with the law enforcement of the county in which they live. The film begins with its main character being chased by the police on a highway. By the way, the news is covering the event, which is enabling people to see it as it is happening.
Madea's family and friends, along with the community, watch with mixed emotions concerning the elderly, dearly beloved, but crazed senior citizen as she tries to outwit the police officers and avoid being captured. Captivity, however, is inevitable and justice must be served. Mr. Tyler Perry, the director of this film, brilliantly brings to the attention of the viewer Madea's criminal past by showing photos of her down through the years. Present-day, Madea stands alone (dressed in an orange prison outfit) to face the consequents of her actions of disregard for authority.
Through the interweaving of each character and their individual stories in the film (the engaged interracial couple, prostitute, and seemingly successful assistant district attorney), producer, and writer of the film, Mr. Tyler Perry flawlessly and effortlessly displayed the power of forgiveness: this film is superbly written and a must see for anyone who's struggling with the challenges of life and perhaps seeking forgiveness.
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