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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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Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All by Myself  »

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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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Quotes

Joe: Mabel? What the hell wrong with you? You don't be coming...
Madea: Wake the Hell up.
Joe: You about to give me a heart attack.You too ugly to be waking somebody up in the middle of night, I told you that.You gotta ease that ugly up on people. You can't just show it to them all at once.
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Oh Lord I Want You to Help Me
Traditional
Arranged by Jerome Chambers and Edward O'Neal
Performed by Cheryl Pepsii Riley and Marvin Winans (as Marvin L. Winans)
Published by Screen Gems - EMI Music Inc.
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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