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A Madea Christmas (2013)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 13 December 2013 (USA)
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Madea dispenses her unique form of holiday spirit on rural town when she's coaxed into helping a friend pay her daughter a surprise visit in the country for Christmas.

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Madea gets coaxed into helping a friend pay her daughter a surprise visit in the country for Christmas, but the biggest surprise is what they'll find when they arrive. As the small, rural town prepares for its annual Christmas Carnival, new secrets are revealed and old relationships are tested while Madea dishes her own brand of Christmas Spirit to all. Written by Lionsgate

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Rated PG-13 for sexual references, crude humor and language | See all certifications »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

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$16,007,634 (USA) (13 December 2013)

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$52,528,330 (USA) (7 February 2014)
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A Madea's Christmas takes place in a town called Bucktussle, AL. There isn't a Bucktussle, but there is a town called Bug Tussle that is within a decent proximity to Jasper, AL.; the city that Sheldon Construction Company built the dam. See more »

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Kim: Mrs. Murphy, if I... if I may, our children, no matter what we think, they... they will live their own lives. The world is changing.
Eileen: Not that much!
Kim: It is changing and that is a good thing. Every generation sees a little less division and a little more open minds and open hearts. I think we should be happy and proud that our kids... our children see people as people.
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Anything To Be With You
Written and Performed by Robert Melnik
Courtesy of International Royal Family Records
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Christmas is Dead
17 December 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

For those that like Tyler Perry's films and especially the Madea films -- you know who you are -- I'm sure this would be another enjoyable foray into that world. Nah, this review isn't for you. This is for the other people who for some godforsaken reason might end up having to watch this film. I've sat through a lot of crap, and I just couldn't make it through this. I lasted longer than I thought I would, so I'll give myself that. You're basically paying for a made-for-TV movie you'd see on either BET or Hallmark channel. Incredibly bad script, a narrative that is bland and uninteresting, repetitive jokes that are the opposite of funny, screen transitions you'd expect to see on a sitcom's Christmas special, and lazy camera-work.

The only redeeming quality of this film is the attractiveness of Tika Sumpter, I mean goddamn does she look gorgeous.


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