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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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In the scene when Chuck is typing, studying a case for his friend Joshua, the laptop should be on. He is using a MacBook Pro. When MacBook Pros are on, the Apple logo on the back of the notebook would be illuminated white. Thus since the logo isn't lit, the computer is off. See more »

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Candace Washington: What you gonna do? Beat me with your Bible every five minutes like my Grandma did?
Tanya: 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.
Donna: Don't need to carry it when you know every word of it.
Tanya: You should know it.
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It gets better the fourth or fifth time around
4 February 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I went to the theatre to see this film and was disappointed. The movie seemed to just go through the motions and not really develop and the plot seemed random. There was a serious main plot that had multiple funny bits in between, but the funny took away from the good stuff. that was throughout.

that was what i kept seeing the first couple times i watched the movie after about the fourth or fifth time the plot seemed to mellow out and flow like it should.

Before you make quick assumptions about the movie just because it is a Tyler Perry film, watch it like you would any other movie, with no assumptions.


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