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Madea's Big Happy Family (2011)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 22 April 2011 (USA)
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The crazy and comical Mabel Simmoms, otherwise known as Madea, tries to wrangle her fighting family together for a family dinner regarding the health of her niece Shirley.

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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 Lionsgate

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Rated PG-13 for drug content, language and some mature thematic material | See all certifications »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

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$25,068,677 (USA) (24 April 2011)

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$53,345,287 (USA)
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Trivia

The choir singing at Shirley's funeral consisted of the cast members in the play the movie was based on. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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Aunt Bam: Let's sing the baby a nursery rhyme... "Row row row your hoe, up and down the street, merrily merrily merrily, she's just a piece of meat."
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References All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989) See more »

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Written by Anthony Crawford (as Anthony "Shep" Crawford) and Kelly Price
Performed by Kelly Price
Published by Shep & Shep Music (ASCAP) and For the Write Price, Inc./Roynet (ASCAP)
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Seriously blacks get over yourselves....
4 September 2011 | by See all my reviews

This movie is perfect for every Medea fan, vintage Madea which is why it has her name in the title instead of "another cheesy black movie so blacks can feel better about missing the opportunities others took to give them the right to do so." I am personally sick and tired of seeing movies that only make blacks look like a bunch of animals who do nothing but rut and swear,and act all ghettofied. Madeas family shows that there are black people who have class, and can be dignified and can take care of things with love and hardwork. Anybody saying anything else is just a typical hater, jealous of a brother who is making something of himself. You all are just loving up a pathetic sob story cause it makes you feel better about your horrible lives. Madea is Madea, and if you don't like it, don't watch it. Ps: Where's my "For white girls movie?"


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