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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)

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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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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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Just Don't Wanna Know/Over It Now
Written by Marvin Winans (as Marvin L. Winans)
Performed by Gladys Knight and Marvin Winans (as Marvin L. Winans)
Published by MLW Productions
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How can anyone watch this drivel?
17 September 2009 | by (Washington, DC) – See all my reviews

I see many of the comments on here are "this is Tyler Perry's best film ever." That's pretty much like saying the Yugo was best Serbian-built car ever.

Tyler Perry can't write. He tends to choose actors who can't act. He just keeps re-writing the same basic, tired, stereotyped characters and puts them in virtually the same tired plots over and over. But he apparently knows his demographic, because the same folks will run out and plunk down $10 to see this crappy, sappy mess.

It works for him, so I'm sure there will be another Madea movie within 18 months.


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