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Madea Goes to Jail (2009)

 -  Comedy | Crime | Drama  -  20 February 2009 (USA)
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Mischievous grandma Madea lands in jail, where she meets a variety of mixed-up characters.

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Mischievous grandma Madea lands in jail, where she meets a variety of mixed-up characters.

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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, drug content, some violence and sexual situations | See all certifications »

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$41,030,947 (USA) (20 February 2009)

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$90,485,233 (USA) (17 April 2009)
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Last "unknown" appearance by Sofía Vergara before the premiere of her mega-hit TV series Modern Family (2009) and her becoming a superstar. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning some newspaper articles are shown. One headline says: Student Expelled. If you read the text besides the photograph in the article it spells Shcool instead of school. See more »

Quotes

Madea: [car behind her is honking] I don't know what you blowing at me for but keep blowing.
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Bridal March
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Not worth the money
23 February 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I found this movie to be lacking severely in plot structure and and in character development. There are many times when the director's attempts to be funny overshadow any chance there may be for character growth. A lot of the acting was wooden and there were many clichés thrown in there that the director was hoping no one would catch onto. The ending was especially horrendous as it appears the director could not come up with anything else so just made something up.

There were two highlights: Viola Davis' role in the film and when the lights came on in the theater and we were allowed to leave. Other than that I wouldn't want to see it again.


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