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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 -- TV Spot: Prescripture
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 »
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Plot:
Madea jumps into action when her niece, Shirley, receives distressing news about her health. All Shirley... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
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Typical Tyler Perry fare. Nothing more, and nothing less. See more (32 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 ... Tammy (as Natalie Desselle Reid)
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)
Shannon Richardson ... Hospital Administrator (uncredited)

Joanna Theobalds ... Agent (uncredited)
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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
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
Rob Hamby .... propmaker
Solomon King .... carpenter
Eliot Levin .... props
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 .... 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
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
 
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
Colbert Bernard .... production assistant
Khalilah Birdsong .... creative executive
Hannah Boyce .... post production intern
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
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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Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Canada:PG (Ontario) | USA:PG-13 (certificate #46657)

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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:See, y'all Christians is somethin'... y'all go pull out that Bible, but y'all don't know which prescripture to use for which situation. You got to find the right prescripture. There's a prescripture that says, "Let the redeemed of the Lord say so." Have you been redeemed by the Lord?
Shirley:Yes.
Madea:That's right, so if you've been redeemed by the Lord, and somebody does something to you that you don't like, even yo' kids, you can beat the hell outta them and just say, "So?" So that's what I'm'a do. I'm'a beat the hell outta them and say, "So?" And I'm'a bring them over here 'cause you've been redeemed, aight. It makes perfect sense, don't it? Halleluyer! Halleluyer!
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Typical Tyler Perry fare. Nothing more, and nothing less., 22 September 2011
Author: Ryan_MYeah

I have to make a confession. I watch Tyler Perry's Madea films. OK, JUST HEAR ME OUT! Now, I think they're all FAR from perfect films, but at the very least, I do enjoy watching the portions featuring Madea. Such was the case of my latest viewing, Madea's Big Happy Family. It's a bit embarrassing to say, but let's just get down to my review.

First of all, we have a tangled web of subplots. The mother of a family, Shirley, is devastated to discover that her case of cancer has worsened, prompting her to plan a family dinner to tell her children about her condition. This includes her daughters, Kimberly and Tammy. Kimberly is a secretive woman (Improperly focused character #1), and Tammy is having trouble with her marriage, and her two disobedient children. This also includes Byron, a man on an unlucky streak, having served jail time for selling drugs, and behind on paying child support to his insufferably obnoxious ex-girlfriend. There's also some drama between Cora and Mr. Brown. But leave it to Madea to set things straight, and not be afraid to beat the living hell out of anyone who steps out of line.

This movie is textbook Tyler Perry. As always, he gathers together a cast that could have been quite good, with good material, but their characters are inconsistently written, and their focus tends to blur because the script is overly cluttered with subplots. It's not a problem because they're hard to follow (They really aren't), but it's because it doesn't give these characters all the attention they deserve.

This isn't even mentioning Tyler Perry's ubiquitous switch in tone. His rhythm moves as comedic scene, dramatic scene, comedic scene, etc. I think the comedy portions are better than the dramatic portions, but the flip flopping between the two makes things feel dull. At the end of the day, I didn't emotionally connect with the story like I feel I should have. For once, I wish Perry would construct a film that's sure of what it wants to be.

I give it ** out of ****

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