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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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Storyline

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)

Opening Weekend:

$25,068,677 (USA) (22 April 2011)

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$53,311,948 (USA) (15 July 2011)
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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 »

Quotes

Madea: Sit down you black leprechaun looking like you're out of a damn box of chocolate, lucky charms.
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References All in the Family (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

If You're Wrong (I Don't Want to Be Right)
Written by David Basinger, Nathan Basinger (as Nate Basinger), Sarah Cram, Eddie McKinley, Douglas Roberson (as Doug Roberson), Katherine Ruestow (as Kathy Ruestow), Abbie Sawyer and James Viner (as Jim Viner)
Performed by The Diplomats of Solid Sound featuring The Diplomettes
Published by Samovar Groovathon Music (BMI)
Courtesy of Pravda Records
By arrangement with The Orchard
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1st Time Madea Watcher
18 September 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have never watched a Madea movie before so I didn't know what to expect. I saw this one last night and laughed HARD!! :) I thought it was well done as far as topics in the film...family fighting, raising kids, paying child support, just being decent people. Not only did I laugh out loud many times, I also cried.

A few topic I would have liked them to expand on...mostly toward the end with Byyyyyrrrooooooonnnnnn (OMG--his baby mommy saying his name like that cracked me up every time!) and what transpired with he and his mother but that might have made it too serious.

I don't watch many movies mostly because I am disappointed and find them a waste of time after. I would watch this one over and over and sure I'd enjoy it every time. Good job Mr. Perry...I'm sure I'll start watching your other films soon.


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