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.
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,
Shirley has important news for her family, but she has five grown children with different lifestyles and finds it difficult to get them and the kids all together. So in steps Madea, the ... See full summary »
When a family meets for Christmas at their posh Cape Cod estate, family arguments and secrets cause a stir. It takes a real down-to-earth family - like Aunt Bam and the almighty Madea - to save this holiday.
Tyler Perry's gun-toting, irreverent granny Madea, played by Perry himself, has been entertaining theater audiences with plays like Diary of a Mad Black Woman and Madea's Family Reunion. ... See full summary »
Chantell D. Christopher
When Candy is indicted, the judge calls her Ms. Washington but in the end of the movie when her case is over turned, they call her name out as Candace Collins. See more »
What you gonna do? Beat me with your Bible every five minutes like my Grandma did?
First of all I don't know your Grandma, and second of all I don't carry a Bible, it's at home on my mantel.
Don't need to carry it when you know every word of it.
You should know it.
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Written by Raphael Saadiq
Performed by Raphael Saadiq
Published by Universal-Polygram Int. Publ., Inc. on behalf of Ugmoe Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Columbia Records by arrangement with SONY BMG Music Entertainment See more »
This narrative can't make it's mind up. The director (who also writes it) gets confused between whether he has written a comedy, or a melodrama.
The scenes containing what we believe to be the main protagonist 'Madea' are an attempt at comedy that rely on spectacle and stereotype. The gags aren't executed very well at all (yet you can't blame the actors and actresses with this script) and I get the feeling that this has all been done before, recently in fact and better I might add.
Scenes containing Candi are melodramatic and actually not that bad. There is some good acting and the plot is well contrived. Some of these scenes question American class division and have a purpose.
So, bring these two elements together and you get a confused audience. The two stories have no relevance to each other until the end of the film when they 'collide'. I use collide loosely because this doesn't even happen. The characters meet and nothing much happens. I think they spoke together in about three shots.
The story itself lets the director down as well. It's easy to second guess (yet you wish you'd be proved wrong) and you wonder whether you are watching two different movies playing at once. The character of Madea is badly constructed. There is no development what-so-ever. Without giving too much away; Madea's involvement in the ending is complete nonsense. People who have seen this film will probably agree that she has no real reason to be there.
To sum up, this is the worst film I have seen in years. The director should have picked one of the stories instead of merging them in some sort of Nutty Professor meets Pretty Woman side show. Utterly ridiculous.
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