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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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Trivia

The parking lot scene at the K-mart is similar to the parking lot scene at Winn Dixie in the movie Fried Green Tomatoes. See more »

Goofs

When Miss Smug 'n' Shallow begins to waltz across the parking lot toward the BigK after her rude-smiley sass reply of, "I saw you --- I took it!", she starts to cross over the white-painted handicapped-striped area in the next spot over from her car. Several seconds elapse after this, during the close-up shot of Madea doing her "Yeah, just walk off like you bad! Are you bad?!" fuming, yet when the camera cuts away to the wide-angle again, Miss S&S is just barely to the other side of the striped area, which would have only taken her a second or two to reach. See more »

Quotes

Big Sal: Just shut up & let her talk!
Madea: Thank you, Biggie Smalls!
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References Training Day (2001) See more »

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Off the Wall
Written by Ali Dee (as Ali Theodore)
Performed by Cham Pain
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Tyler Perry is NOT a comic "genius"...
12 April 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Madea Goes to Jail" stands out in most of the movies I've seen, for one reason only: It was one of the two movies I've ever walked out on in the theater.

I admit it, I only laughed a couple times...but for the most part ,the humor consisted of nothing but shallow, harshly stereotypical and unclassy "jokes". Tyler Perry's portrayal of African-Americans is almost insulting. Not only that, but Madea was only shown for less than half of it! The only thing saving this from a 1 is Keisha Knight Pulliam's performance. She was the ONLY interesting thing about this crap fest. I look forward to more from her, but please, Tyler Perry, no more.


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