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Madea's Witness Protection (2012)

 -  Comedy | Crime | Drama  -  29 June 2012 (USA)
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A Wall Street investment banker who has been set up as the linchpin of his company's mob-backed Ponzi scheme is relocated with his family to Aunt Madea's southern home.

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A Wall Street investment banker who has been set up as the linchpin of his company's mob-backed Ponzi scheme is relocated with his family to Aunt Madea's southern home.

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Rated PG-13 for some crude sexual remarks and brief drug references | See all certifications »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$25,390,575 (USA) (29 June 2012)

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$65,623,128 (USA) (14 September 2012)
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In New York, when Madea gets out the cab to go into the bank, she asks George why he's speaking in a French accent when he's only speaking to her. She then says she can also speak French, citing mispronounced lyrics to Lady Marmalade ("Giuchie, Giuchie, ya ya dada...Mocha Chocalata ya ya"). Earlier in the film, Barbara flirts with Joe, saying, "Hello, Joe, wanna give it a go?" This is also a lyric to Lady Marmalade. See more »

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The blue-screens are visible through Madea's glasses throughout the movie, more prominent during the hotel trip and the conversation with her becoming Precious Jackson before that. See more »

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Same Tyler Perry Movie
30 June 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm a fan of Tyler Perry however I believe that he misses the opportunity to make a good movie great. In "Diary of a Mad Black Woman" and "Family Reunion" (both good movies - I'd give them a 7 out of 10) there was an interesting sub-plot combined with humor. There was just enough drama to keep them interesting and enough humor to make them very funny. I really enjoyed Madea's character.

Since then, the focus is mostly on ridiculous humor. This includes "Witness Protection". It appears that Tyler Perry can no longer decide who he wants the character of Madea to be.Is she a woman that has made mistakes in her past, realizes it, and helps others? Well, not exactly. Instead, I'm left feeling that the character would still be pole dancing if she wasn't so fat. Additionally, the character references smoking pot as though it's acceptable and just what she, and others do. I'm disappointed in Tyler Perry.

This is an OK movie with a solid foundation on which to build. Unfortunately, the construction is weak.


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