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Madea Goes to Jail (2009)

PG-13 | | 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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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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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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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$41,030,947, 22 February 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$90,485,233, 19 April 2009
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Trivia

Last "unknown" appearance by Sofía Vergara before the premiere of her mega-hit TV series Modern Family (2009) and then she becoming a superstar. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning of the movie, when Mable's criminal record is shown, her year of birth is shown to be 1962, which would make her 47 years old in 2009, but the character Madea/Mable is portrayed to be much older than 47. See more »

Quotes

Madea: You're in here going on about what your daddy did to you. Your daddy is out there enjoying his life while you're in prison. You're here because of what YOU did.
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Connections

References Alvin & the Chipmunks (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

She's a Lady
Written by Paul Anka
Performed by Tom Jones
Published by Chrysalis Standards, Inc. (BMI)
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What a funny movie...
16 December 2011 | by See all my reviews

I'll keep this short and sweet. It's not Avatar, and it wasn't over produced! It's funny and has a great plot. Here is some advice, get a sense of humor. Not every movie has to be 10/10 to be good. Giving a movie like this anything less than a "5/10!" Is absurd! Quit getting mad just because this movie promotes religion and happiness. Go watch a really Hollywood movie and hop on their bandwagon! This is a real movie, from real people, from real life! These characters take me back to my childhood. Hard times and hard struggles and how in the end, God works things out! I bet half of you people reviewing this movie just hate the religious message! That's all!


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