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I Can Do Bad All by Myself (2009)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  11 September 2009 (USA)
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When Madea catches sixteen-year-old Jennifer and her two younger brothers looting her home, she decides to take matters into her own hands and delivers the young delinquents to the only ... See full summary »

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When Madea catches sixteen-year-old Jennifer and her two younger brothers looting her home, she decides to take matters into her own hands and delivers the young delinquents to the only relative they have: their aunt April. A heavy-drinking nightclub singer who lives off of Raymond, her married boyfriend, April wants nothing to do with the kids. But her attitude begins to change when Sandino, a handsome Columbian immigrant looking for work, moves into April's basement room. Making amends for his own troubled past, Sandino challenges April to open her heart. And April soon realizes she must make the biggest choice of her life: between her old ways with Raymond and the new possibilities of family, faith ... and even true love. Written by Lionsgate

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Hope is closer than you think.

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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material involving a sexual assault on a minor, violence, drug references and smoking | See all certifications »

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$13,000,000 (estimated)

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$23,446,785 (USA) (11 September 2009)

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$51,697,449 (USA) (23 October 2009)
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Madea: You know who you remind me of right now? You remind me of Peter. You know who Peter was? Peter was one of the twelve disciplines. And they were out on a boat near an isle in the Greek Atlantic Ocean. And when they was on this boat, a storm rose up and the twelve disciplines, they got really, really worried and upset. They said, "Oh Lord, what are we gonna do?" and they saw something coming towards them that looked like a ghost. But it wasn't a ghost. It was Jesus. And Peter said, "Jesus, if ...
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I Can Do Bad
Written by Mary J. Blige, Chuck Harmon and Ne-Yo (as Shaffer Smith)
Performed by Mary J. Blige
Published by EMI April Music Inc., and Universal Music Publishing Group
Courtesy of Tyler Perry Studios
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28 September 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just saw this movie today and I have to tell you that I loved it. The storyline, while similar to other productions of Mr. Perry has a completely different perspective. This movie is about faith, love, family and friendship with all the associated struggles.

The opening scene grabbed my attention and the story held it through the whole movie. I laughed, cried, I got angry the characters really pulled me into their life experiences and I was entertained.

Madea and Joe were funny as usual. The character played by Taraji Henson I alternatively wanted to hate and comfort. The children were positively adorable and Adam Rodrijuez was smokin' hot.

Worth seeing, I will probably see it again. I score this 8/10.


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