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 Randy, 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 Randy and the new possibilities of family, faith ... and even true love. Written by
Hope is closer than you think.
Motion Picture Rating
Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material involving a sexual assault on a minor, violence, drug references and smoking
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11 September 2009 (USA)
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Also Known As:
Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All by Myself
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Opening Weekend USA: $23,446,785,
13 September 2009, Wide Release
Gross USA: $51,733,921
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?
Cheryl Pepsii Riley provided the vocals for Taraji P Henson's singing parts. See more
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
You brought his insulin. I was gonna do it.
Well, now you don't have to.
Why are you so nice to us?
I don't understand that question.
You nice, why?
Why not? You shold expect people to be nice to you. You shouldn't expect people to be mean.
Not in ths world.
You get what you expect, right?
You do a great job with your brothers.
Oh Lord I Want You to Help Me
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 See more