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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 »

Goofs

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

Madea: I don't understand why people want to be a victim. Your mama did this, your daddy did that. All they had to do was give you life and however good or however bad it was, now it's up to YOU to make something of it.
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Possibly the most touching film ever made about a black guy in a fatsuit.
9 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Tyler Perry has really outdone himself this time, making the deep artistic statement "I'm black, and I have a fatsuit." Sure, this statement has been made before by Eddie Murphy, Martin Lawrence, and others, but Perry adds a certain panache to the blackness and the fat suit that makes this more than just a movie about a black guy in a fat suit: it is THE movie about a black guy in a fat suit.

There may be other movies out there which you are tempted to see: "Slumdog Millionaire" may have won several acadmey awards, but where's the black guy in the fatsuit? How is that a movie? Tyler Perry continues to push the boundaries of artistic excellence with drag AND a fat suit, and we can only hope some day he decides to throw bad accents and white face into the mix.


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