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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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Release Date:

13 December 2013 (USA)  »

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Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$52,528,330 (USA) (7 February 2014)

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When Kim (Kathy Nijimy) teases her husband Buddy (Larry the Cable Guy) about being a "wannabe comedian" she whispers, " He's no Jeff Foxworthy," which was a not so subtle recognition of his time with Foxworthy in the Blue Collar Comedy Tour. See more »


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.
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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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Just Creepy
26 December 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Is anybody else as creeped-out as I am about Tyler Perry constantly appearing on-screen in drag? The next movie should have Medea as a serial killer because she is most definitely morphing into the look of a crazed serial killer. If you can get over the barrage of horrifying images of that (very much like LeBron James in drag) that this movie brings forth, the remainder is just the ash of what was probably a very weak, misguided idea to begin with. It is apparent from this film that Tyler Perry now considers himself a more serious film maker. But the results are laughable. This movie is three steps back from more relevant, and four steps back from funny. Tyler needs to look away from the mirror and take a careful look at his movies. He is ever more quickly moving toward C movie status.

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