Madea jumps into action when her niece, Shirley, receives distressing news about her health. All Shirley wants is to gather her three adult children around her and share the news as a family. But Tammy, Kimberly and Byron are too distracted by their own problems: Tammy can't manage her unruly children or her broken marriage; Kimberly is gripped with anger and takes it out on her husband; and Byron, after spending two years in jail, is under pressure to deal drugs again. It's up to Madea, with the help of the equally rambunctious Aunt Bam, to gather the clan together and make things right the only way she knows how: with a lot of tough love, laughter ... and the revelation of a long-buried family secret. Written by
22 April 2011 (USA)
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Also Known As:
Madea's Big Happy Family
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Opening Weekend: $25,068,677
(22 April 2011)
(15 July 2011)
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?
The choir singing at Shirley's funeral consisted of the cast members in the play the movie was based on. See more
When Cora and Brown are talking to the doctor, Cora picks up her purse and sets it down on the counter behind her. When the camera switches back her purse is sitting on the table between her and Brown again. See more
See, y'all Christians is somethin'... y'all go pull out that Bible, but y'all don't know which prescripture to use for which situation. You got to find the right prescripture. There's a prescripture that says, "Let the redeemed of the Lord say so." Have you been redeemed by the Lord?
That's right, so if you've been redeemed by the Lord, and somebody does something to you that you don't like, even yo' kids, you can beat the hell outta them and just say, "So?" So that's what I'm'a do. I'm'a ...
Followed by Madea's Witness Protection
Written by Macy Gray
, Keith Ernesto Harris
(as Keith Harris) and Ayanna Howard
Performed by Macy Gray
Published by Happy Mel Boopy's Cocktail Lounge/Universal Music - Z Songs (BMI), Broke Spoke and Gone Publishing/Universal Music Corp. (ASCAP), New Heat Music/Universal Music Corp. (ASCAP), TYPEE Music (ASCAP) and MY TY PE Music Publishing (BMI)
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