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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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Comedy | Drama

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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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11 September 2009 (USA)  »

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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)

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$51,697,449 (USA) (23 October 2009)
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Adam Rodriguez and Taraji P. Henson also played an on-screen couple on the TV series "Empire". 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

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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Follows Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2002) See more »

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Indigo Blues
Written by Ronnie Garrett and Herman (Pnut) Johnson
Performed by Club Indigo Band
Published by My TY PE Music Publishing and Typee Music
Courtesy of Tyler Perry Studios
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Be Bad
2 April 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Set in the dirty dirty ATL, three delinquents break into Madea's (Tyler Perry) house and all her "Madeaness" turns them "childrrrns" into the right path of redemption.

Seeing they don't have a mother, she died, and their grandmother is MIA, it is up to Auntie April (Taraji P. Henson) to care for them. Church goer Wilma (Gladys Knight) tells April to do the right thing.

Unfortunately Auntie April is more concerned about her own independence and fawning for her married, good for nothing boy friend.

In comes handy man Sandino (Adam Rodriguez) who sees the good in people and sheds light to this troubled scene.

A good story of how a bad situation can not be as bad as it could be however Tanja (Mary J. Blige) said it best in her singing of "I Can do Bad all by Myself".

The three tough loves in life, God, family, and Madea is all you need to do the right thing.


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