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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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Keshia Knight Pulliam and Sherri Shepherd both also starred in the 2005 film Beauty Shop. See more »

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When the three people are in the car, headed to the church, you can see the reflection of the crew in Madea's glasses. They are moving about. See more »

Quotes

Madea: I'm Madea! Ma to the damn D-E-A!
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Connections

Referenced in Suburgatory: The Great Compromise (2012) See more »

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Everything Is Alright
Written by Xavier Dphrepaulezz
Performed by Chocolate Butterfly
Published by Position Music Publishing (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Position Music
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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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