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Madea's Big Happy Family -- When Shirley receives distressing news about her health, it's up to her Aunt Madea to gather the clan and make things right the only way she knows how: with tough love and laughter.
Madea's Big Happy Family -- Madea (Perry) helps her niece Shirley (Devine) rally her preoccupied children so they can hear about their mother's health diagnosis.
Madea's Big Happy Family -- Clip: Hanging Out
Madea's Big Happy Family -- Interview: "Shad Bow Wow Moss On Tyler Perry As Madea"
Madea's Big Happy Family -- Madea (Perry) helps her niece Shirley (Devine) rally her five preoccupied children so they can hear about their mother's health diagnosis.

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Writer:
Tyler Perry (screenplay)
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Release Date:
22 April 2011 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win See more »
User Reviews:
Soul Food 2 See more (34 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Tyler Perry ... Madea / Joe / Tyler Perry

Loretta Devine ... Shirley

Cassi Davis ... Aunt Bam

Shannon Kane ... Kimberly

Isaiah Mustafa ... Calvin

Natalie Desselle Reid ... Tammy
Rodney Perry ... Harold

Tamela J. Mann ... Cora (as Tamela Mann)

David Mann ... Brown

Shad Moss ... Byron (as Shad 'Bow Wow' Moss)

Teyana Taylor ... Sabrina

Lauren London ... Renee
Stevie Wash Jr. ... H.J.
Nicholas Milton ... Will
Benjamin 'LB' Aiken ... C.J.

Philip Anthony-Rodriguez ... Dr. Evans

Maury Povich ... Maury Povich

Stephen Caudill ... Policeman

Chandra Currelley-Young ... Sister Laura (as Chandra Currelley)

Palmer Williams Jr. ... Manager

Yakini Horn ... Worker
James Farster ... Clerk
Ron Grant ... Pastor Jackson

Cindy L. Jefferson ... Nanny

Cheryl Pepsii Riley ... Choir
Crystal Collins ... Choir

Dequina Moore ... Choir
Tamar Davis ... Choir
Danny Clay ... Choir
Brandi Milton ... Choir
Jeffery Lewis ... Choir
Zuri Craig ... Choir
Kislyck 'Kissy' Halsey ... Choir
Kristal Danyell Murphy ... Choir
Dave Tolliver ... Choir
Kenneth 'Mistro' Lowe ... Choir
Tim Stylez ... Choir
Monica Lisa Stevenson ... Choir
Eugene Clarence Brown Jr. ... Choir

Mark Swinton ... Choir Leader (as Mark E. Swinton)

Donna Newsome ... Choir Pre Record
Ronnie Garrett ... Band Leader / Bass & Strings
Marcus Williams ... Band Drums

Natalie Ragins ... Band Keyboards
Michael Burton ... Band Sax
Melvin Jones ... Band Trumpet
Derek Scott ... Band Guitar

Justin Gilbert ... Band Organ & Piano
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Demetrius B. Banks ... Carwash Patron (uncredited)

Shellita Boxie ... Customer #1 (uncredited)

Rob Epstein ... Home Buyer (uncredited)

Walter Hendrix III ... Precision Driver (uncredited)
Maggie Hollis ... Lady in Waiting Room (uncredited)

Deborah Hurm ... Hospital Visitor (uncredited)
Ken Melde ... Doctor (uncredited)

Joanna Theobalds ... Agent (uncredited)

Directed by
Tyler Perry 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Tyler Perry  screenplay

Produced by
Ozzie Areu .... executive producer
Roger M. Bobb .... producer
Reuben Cannon .... producer
Joseph P. Genier .... executive producer
Karen Gorodetzky .... line producer
Michael Paseornek .... executive producer
Tyler Perry .... producer
 
Original Music by
Aaron Zigman 
 
Cinematography by
Toyomichi Kurita 
 
Film Editing by
Maysie Hoy 
 
Casting by
Kim Williams 
 
Production Design by
Ina Mayhew 
 
Set Decoration by
Lance Totten 
 
Costume Design by
Keith G. Lewis 
 
Makeup Department
Lay'Na Anderson .... makeup artist
Martin Astles .... makeup effects sculptor
Maurice Beaman .... hair stylist
Andrea C. Brotherton .... hair stylist
Roxanne Ferguson .... hair stylist (as Heather Roxanne Ferguson)
Anita Gibson .... makeup department head
Erin Hicks .... key hair stylist
Janeen Loria .... makeup artist
Wanda Patterson .... makeup artist
Evelyn Roach .... hair stylist (as Evelyn F. Roach)
Keitric Starks .... makeup artist (as Keitric W. Starks)
Dawn Turner .... hair stylist
Kenneth Walker .... department head hair stylist
Wesley Wofford .... prosthetic makeup artist
Dionne Wynn .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Mark W. McCoy .... post production manager (as Mark McCoy)
Curtis A. Miller .... production director: Lionsgate
Carl Pedregal .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Roger M. Bobb .... first assistant director
Rhonda Guthrie .... second second assistant director
Antoine Massey .... dga trainee
 
Art Department
Danny Brown .... assistant art director
Cristina Lucia Cesari .... buyer
Mike Ellison .... set dresser
William O. Greenwood III .... prop maker
Rob Hamby .... propmaker
Solomon King .... carpenter
Eliot Levin .... props assistant
Konrad Lewis .... set dresser
Melinda Sanders .... buyer
Mike Sullivan .... scenic charge
Dion Watkins .... art production assistant
Jay Womer .... construction coordinator
 
Sound Department
Laura Harris Atkinson .... dialogue editor
Steve Bartkowicz .... sound re-recording engineer
Kimberly Ellis .... foley editor (as Kimberly Wilhoit)
Jason C. Lewis .... sound utility
Robert Maxfield .... boom operator
Christopher Mills .... efp sound
Carl Rudisill .... sound mixer
David Stanke .... first assistant sound editor
Gary Summers .... sound re-recording mixer
Jon Title .... sound effects editor
Michael D. Wilhoit .... supervising sound editor
James Wright .... dolby sound consultant
Roy Machado .... adr mixer (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Cortney Haile .... visual effects executive
Jake King .... digital colorist assist
Ariel Loza .... cg artist: Rok!t
Philippe Majdalani .... digital intermediate assistant producer
Francesco Panzieri .... digital compositor: 2G Digital Post
Mitch Paulson .... supervising digital colorist
Jason Sanford .... visual effects producer
Richard Servello .... lead compositor
Doug Spilatro .... visual effects
Kaya Thomas .... main title designer
Ashley J. Ward .... visual effects coordinator
 
Stunts
Shellita Boxie .... stunt performer
Jwaundace Candece .... stunt performer
Scott Dale .... stunt coordinator
Troy Faruk .... stunt performer
Walter Hendrix III .... precision driver
Paul Brian Johnson .... stunt performer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Nick D. Allin .... grip: additional
Joshua Adam Bermudez .... grip
Breyaan Bolling .... lighting technician
Doug Brannon .... rigging electrician
Clyde E. Bryan .... first assistant camera: b camera
Quantrell D. Colbert .... still photographer
Jeff Crumbley .... camera operator
Marc Dobiecki .... director of photography: second unit
Kevin Hightower .... electrician
Matthew J. Klann .... rigging grip
Sherri Angela Leger .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Jason Lerczak .... rigging electrician
Bob Mahoney .... still photographer
Kevin Murphy .... gaffer
Matt Robinson .... rigging grip
German Valle .... key electric
Paul E. Woods .... film loader
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sylvia Akuchie .... costumer
Sylvia Akuchie .... set costumer
Chantel L. Brown .... additional costumer
Shayne Allen Duhon .... set costumer
Amber Dykes .... set costumer
Rhonney Greene .... key costumer
Valerie L. Rudolph .... costumer: Mr. Perry
 
Editorial Department
Tricia Chiarenza .... color timer
Rachel Faith Hanson .... dailies
Ken Lebre .... dailies producer
Curtis Lindersmith .... digital intermediate editor
Dan Masciarelli .... writer: animated main titles content
Joi McMillon .... first assistant editor
Justin Powell .... post-production assistant
Scott Simerly Jr. .... post-production assistant
Ariana Young .... post-production coordinator
 
Music Department
Johnny Caruso .... supervising music editor
The Co-Stars .... composer: additional music
Neely Dinkins Jr. .... cues composer
George Doering .... musician
Joel C. High .... music supervisor
Steve Juliani .... music preparation
Tracy McKnight .... executive in charge of music
Natalie Ragins .... musician
Rebecca Rienks .... assistant music supervisor
Peter Rotter .... music contractor
Michael Stern .... music scoring mixer: recording engineer
Sam Zeines .... music editor
Aaron Zigman .... musician: piano
 
Transportation Department
Tracy L. Coker .... driver
Derek James Gober .... driver: cast
 
Other crew
Dana Abercrombie .... stand-in
Jill Andrade .... executive assistant: Mr. Areu
Ozzie Areu .... president: Tyler Perry Studios
Will Areu .... SVP, Tyler Perry Studios
Hannah Bergstrom .... post production intern (as Hannah Boyce)
Colbert Bernard .... production assistant
Khalilah Birdsong .... creative executive
Crystal D. Brown .... production assistant
Michael L. Covington .... stand-in
Derrick Doose .... key production assistant
Lauren Gaither .... assistant: Mr. Sacchi
Tsedy Gebeyehu .... assistant production coordinator
Angela Harvey .... assistant: Mr. Genier
Valencia Y. Hawkins .... executive assistant: Mr. Bobb (as Valencia Hawkins)
Liam Hearne .... post production accountant
Jade A. Holmes .... production secretary
Jina Jones .... assistant: Mr. Paseornek
Chris Kelsey .... second assistant accountant
Paul Lowe .... key set medic
Karen Marie Mason .... location manager
Robert M. Melnik .... executive vice president of business and legal affairs: Lionsgate
Tim Palen .... President, Theatrical Marketing: Lionsgate
Zoana Price .... assistant: Mr. Cannon
Emily Rice .... post production accountant
Robert Severance .... police security
Donna Sloan .... executive vice president: production, Lions Gate Films
Michael C. Smith .... police coordinator
Zachary Streich .... post production intern
Tabari Sturdivant .... executive office assistant
Amanda Sutton .... post production payroll accountant
Ryan Christopher Taylor .... location scout (as Ryan Taylor)
Whitney Valcin .... accounting production assistant
Steve Viola .... main title supervisor
Ryan Wickers .... assistant: Ms. Ellzey
Carole Wurst .... executive assistant: Mr. Perry
Dana Abercrombie .... stand-in: Madea (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for drug content, language and some mature thematic material
Runtime:
USA:106 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Canada:PG (Ontario) | USA:PG-13 (certificate #46657)

Did You Know?

Goofs:
Continuity: 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:Hey, Harold.
Harold:Hey, Ms. Madea. What's wrong with your car now?
Madea:Nothing.
Harold:For real?
Madea:Nothing's wrong with it at all, except the other day I went out there and put my foot on the gas, and the trunk opened! What the hell is that, Harold? You are triflin' as hell! I'm so tired of bringing my car up in here for you to fix, I am not bringin' it to you no more...
[...]
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Movie Connections:
Features "Maury" (1991)See more »
Soundtrack:
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Soul Food 2, 2 February 2012
Author: Marc Davis from Maryland

Why not just go ahead and call this movie Soul Food 2? Only this rip off of that nicely done comedy-drama from 1997 is not even close. The brilliantly funny Loretta Divine, who first stole the show in Waiting to Exhale (1995), can't even save this movie. Here Divine play Shirley, a dying matriarch of a very dysfunctional family (just like Soul Food). But the movie never really takes off like Soul Food did. The film is infused with director/producer Tyler Perry's brand of comedy for one thing, which has become way past tired and stale.

There were a few good laughs, but overall, the movie just wasn't that funny when it tries so hard to be and all the high family drama is so predictable in Perry's movies to the point that we just don't feel sorry for these individuals when we should because, quite frankly, Perry uses the same formula over and over and over again. He always has these extreme cases of domestic violence or verbal abuse in his movies, only for everything to work out like roses in the end. And to top that off in this movie in particular, there is a high amount of overacting and bad acting. At least in his previous films there was pretty much good performances by the cast. That was the only thing that saved his movies. Not this time.

And the whole Medea routine, it's been played to the hilt. I hope Perry realizes soon that there's no more in the tank. Retire the Medea routine. Show us that you are more than a one trick pony. Come up with something new please!

Along with Tyler Perry and Loretta Divine, the movie also stars Chad "Bow Wow" Moss, and Lauren London. The rest of the cast is really not worth mentioning. Just think about the characters and plot of Soul Food when you watch this. Or better yet, skip this movie all together and just go rent Soul Food.

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