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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 »

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During the intro scenes, Madea's driving license is shown bearing the first name as Madea (which is a portmanteau for "Mother dear") rather than her real first name. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Phil: What is wrong with you? Why do you feel the need that you gotta "get" somebody all the time?
Madea: Well when you gettin' "got" and somebody done "got" you and you go "get" them, when you get 'em everybody's gon' get got.
Dr. Phil: Yea but you're gettin' the gotters when they didn't do anything to even get you.
Madea: Yea but if the gotters get me I'm gonna get my glock.
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Written by Bryan Michael Cox and Kendrick A.J. Dean
Performed by Yolanda Adams
Published by T Perry Publishing and 2008 WBM Music Corp. o/b/o itself and
Songs In the Key of B Flat, Inc./Noontime South and The Dean's List/December
First Publishing Group (SESAC)
Courtesy of Tyler Perry Studios
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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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