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

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$90,485,233 (USA) (17 April 2009)
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Real cops and S.W.A.T members were used for the "Arrest Scene". Also cars and tanks were real. See more »

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During the initial shenanigans between Madea and Miss Smug 'n' Shallow, the forklift is being used by the workmen. When Miss Smug 'n' Shallow steals the parking-spot and waltzes into the store, though, the forklift is shown in its folded-down position and is obviously not being used, and then just moments later when Madea first spots it, the forklift is again partially raised, and the men are working around it. See more »

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Joe: Your mama is a Po-Po hoe!
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References Alvin & the Chipmunks (1983) See more »

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She's a Lady
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Perfect mixture of comedy and melodrama
16 July 2009 | by (White House, TN) – See all my reviews

I loved this movie. I have watched several other movies of Tyler Perry, and they have all been great comedy. This one was a little different with a little bit different twist, and for one of the many (hopefully), I got the meaning of the movie. Granted, it was hilarious to the point that I was laughing out loud. However, the melodrama was happy medium. This movie is just like real life if you look at it from that prospective. Laugh should be and for some really is a lot of funniness, but the reality is that "Life" happens and you will have much more melodrama than you will laughter. For Tyler Perry and this movie, he just simply swapped it around and involved more laughter than melodrama. The unlikelihood that you will learn a true lesson about life in this movie; you must really be intuned into the movie in order to get it. I took away from the movie this: "Life will be a mixture of both laughter and pain. However just like the movie said, you only have one life and it is only up to us individually how we spend it. As far as Forgiveness, it takes a strong person to forgive themselves for their own faults and mistakes and to start fresh in life no matter their age or gender. The laughter helps you remember the happy moments in your own life, and the melodrama helps you remember that the melodrama, although not easy to deal with, is necessary to learn anything out of what happens in our lives by the choices whether simply or huge that we individually make." For the record, I am not a professional writer. I am a single Mother of three who has seen the good and more so the bad in Life and choose not to let the bad rule my life. How about you?


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