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Director:
Writers:
Tyler Perry (screenplay)
Dan Masciarelli (writer: animated main titles content)
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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:
Laughter and Tears all a part of Madea's Big Happy Family See more (34 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

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

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
Jeffrey 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:

Shellita Boxie ... Customer #1
Demetrius B. Banks ... Carwash Patron (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)
Dan Masciarelli  writer: animated main titles content
Tyler Perry  screenplay

Produced by
Ozzie Areu .... executive producer
Roger M. Bobb .... producer
Reuben Cannon .... producer
David M. Garber .... producer: main title sequence
Joseph P. Genier .... executive producer
Dan Masciarelli .... producer: main title sequence, Rok!t
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 .... additional makeup artist
Martin Astles .... makeup effects sculptor
Erin Hicks .... key hair stylist
Keitric Starks .... third makeup
Wesley Wofford .... key prosthetic makeup
 
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
 
Editorial Department
Tricia Chiarenza .... color timer
Rachel Faith Hanson .... dailies
Ken Lebre .... dailies producer
Curtis Lindersmith .... digital intermediate editor
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
Natalie Ragins .... musician
Rebecca Rienks .... assistant music supervisor
Peter Rotter .... music contractor
Michael Stern .... music scoring mixer: recording engineer
Sam Zeines .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Tracy L. Coker .... driver
Derek James Gober .... driver: cast
 
Other crew
Dana Abercrombie .... stand-in
Jill Andrade .... executive assistant to Mr. Ozzie 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
Tsedy Gebeyehu .... assistant production coordinator
Angela Harvey .... assistant to executive producer
Liam Hearne .... post production accountant
Jade A. Holmes .... production secretary
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
Zoana Price .... executive assistant to producer
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
Amanda Sutton .... post production payroll accountant
Ryan Christopher Taylor .... location scout (as Ryan Taylor)
Whitney Valcin .... accounting production assistant
Steve Viola .... main title supervisor
Carole Wurst .... executive assistant: Tyler 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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Language:
Color:
Aspect Ratio:
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:Sit down you black leprechaun looking like you're out of a damn box of chocolate, lucky charms.See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
1-800-Choke-That-HoSee more »

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9 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Laughter and Tears all a part of Madea's Big Happy Family, 4 May 2011
Author: steve_ford53 from United States

I don't know if anyone else out there is a Tyler Perry fan, but I really enjoy his work and although at times a little schmaltzy, "Madea's Big Happy Family" is worth a trip to the theater.

As with all other Madea movies, Madea (Tyler Perry) takes on old and young. No matter who you are or think you are, if you cross Madea you are in for a good old A** chewing.

Madea's niece, Shirley (Loretta Devine) is given some bad news by her doctor. Her wish is to share the news with all the members of her family at dinner. She arranges a get together but there is a problem. Her family over time has become somewhat estranged. Although they do all eventually arrive at the house, it isn't long before the bickering and fighting begin. Shirley cannot find a moments peace when she can address the issue for which she had the gathering, and all too soon the family runs from the table and the house. Not knowing what to do next, Aunt Bam (Cassie Davis), in order to help Shirley, enlists the aid of Madea to corral all of the children, spouses and grandchildren around the dinner table so Shirley can let them know how much she loves each and everyone.

Along the way, Madea lets everyone know her philosophy of life as only she can and amidst the tragedy comes fulfillment and forgiveness. The movie runs the gamut of emotions - from grief to joy. One moment you may feel tears welling up in your eyes only to be followed by the laugh-out-loud antics of Madea.

I think there would have been nothing lost if Brown (David Mann) and his occasionally - emphasis on occasionally - funny shenanigans would have been left on the cutting room floor. I don't feel his part in the movie really added any value, but it is there and I took it for what it was.

The movie won't be nominated for any significant awards but as with all of the Madea series, there are some life lessons from which we all can learn taught by Madea in a way only she could get away with.

I recommend this film.

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