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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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22 April 2011 (USA)  »

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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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Connections

References All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Ain't Nobody Perfect
Written by Delia Gartrell Shaw and James Timothy Shaw
Performed by The Mighty Hannibal
Published by Bold Lad Music (BMI) and Captain Music (BMI)
Courtesy of James T. Shaw
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Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family was a big mess of a dramady for me
12 January 2012 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

I have now seen two Tyler Perry movies in their entirety but this is the first time I've watched him as Madea for an entire picture having previously seen her in brief clips of Tyler's other films. This was perhaps the most embarrassing of Perry's movies I've watched yet but his wasn't the most humiliating character. That goes to this Sabrina (Teyana Taylor) woman who's the ex-girlfriend of this young man character who's unfairly blamed by her for dealing drugs. There's some amusing scenes in the beginning and some nice drama near the end but it's a huge mess in the middle and what a mess! So on that note, Madea's Big Happy Family is only recommended to fans of Tyler Perry and his Madea character and no one else.


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