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I Can Do Bad All by Myself (2009)

PG-13 | | 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 Mexican 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)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$51,697,449 (USA) (23 October 2009)
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Cheryl Pepsii Riley provided the vocals for Taraji P Henson's singing parts. See more »

Goofs

When Mary J Blige begins singing the title song she has on a red dress but after the scene returns from a flashback/cutover from Taraji P Henson, Mary is wearing a black and white beaded dress. See more »

Quotes

Jennifer: My Grandma Rose used to tell us to pray about things like this.
Madea: Then that's what you ought to do, pray about it, talk to the Lord about it. He'll help you.
Jennifer: Yeah but she only told us to pray. She never told us how. Would you teach me?
Madea: Huh?
Jennifer: Please!
Madea: Show you how to pray?
Jennifer: Yeah.
Madea: Oh, Lord, child, I ain't talked to God since the last time I saw a cop in my rearview mirror. I guess I can try. You know the number?
Jennifer: The what?
Madea: The number. To call him. They say, "Jesus On the Mainline." I don't know the ...
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Follows Madea Goes to Jail (2006) See more »

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Rock Steady
Written by Aretha Franklin
Performed by Cheryl Pepsii Riley
Published by Springtime Music
Courtesy of Tyler Perry Studios
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Tyler Perrys films are greatly under-rated.
22 April 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I don't have any idea why so many people don't like his movies. After seeing how much of a success they are in the box office I don't understand how they can get so low after that. Well now I'm giving it my review and in a word the movie is great.

In this new installment of Tyler Perry's film making career we see how Madea meets these kids who breaks into her house and now must take them to their aunt April who is an alcoholic singer at a night club (I know, there's a problem with that alone). So when Madea takes these kids over to their aunts place things start changing. The pastor at the church in April's neighborhood sends an immigrant to live with her in exchange for fixing up her place. Thanks to all of these people who surround themselves around her, April starts to realize that there is more to life than sleeping and drinking. She might even realize that her life is worth living.

This is probably one Tyler Perry's best films. It has great music, nice comedy, and entertaining drama. Definitely a great film to watch anytime and anywhere.


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