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Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005)

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A couple's seemingly solid marriage begins to crumble when the wife discovers that her husband intends to divorce her.

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Director: Tyler Perry
Stars: Tyler Perry, Eugene Levy, Denise Richards
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Helen
... Charles
... Madea / Brian / Joe
... Orlando
... Brenda
... Debrah
... Myrtle
... Reverend Carter
Carol Mitchell-leon ... Mildred (as Carol Mitchell-Leon)
... BJ
... Christina
... Tiffany
... Jamison (as Gary Sturgis)
Bart Hansard ... Guard
... Chandra
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Storyline

Helen McCarter has everything a woman wants: a nice house and rich husband. However after her husband Charles throws her out of the house after admitting to an affair a distraught Helen turns to her mother, grandmother Madea and cousin Brian who take her in and turn back to God. Helen learns for the first time in her life to stand up on her two feet and is ready to remove herself from her relationship with Charles and move on with Orlando. But when her husband is almost killed by a vengeful client, Helen wonders if she has the heart to forgive him despite everything. Written by teyee_eng2388-1

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for drug content, thematic elements, crude sexual references and some violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 February 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Tyler Perry's Diary of a Mad Black Woman  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,905,089, 27 February 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$50,633,099

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$50,652,203
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Tyler Perry and Cicely Tyson starred together 7 years later in the film "Alex Cross" (2012). See more »

Goofs

The length of Kimberly Elise's tie as she works in the restaurant. See more »

Quotes

Myrtle: You've got to stand on your own two feet.
Helen: I don't think I'm strong enough.
Myrtle: Of course you are, you've got the strength God gave all women to survive. You just have to tap into it.
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Connections

Referenced in Jessie: Diary of a Mad Newswoman (2013) See more »

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I Wanna Swing
Performed by Cheryl Pepsii Riley (as Cheryl Pepsi Riley)
Written by Tyler Perry / Ronnie Garrett / Earl Fleming
Produced by Tyler Perry and Ronnie Garrett
Courtesy of The Tyler Perry Company
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Forgive him, then forgive yourself
28 February 2005 | by See all my reviews

I must say that I've been following Tyler Perry's career for years now and he's finally brought his story to 1500 movie theaters for everyone to get a glimpse of his beloved character Madea. For those who have never heard of him or the infamous Madea, you'll have your turn today.

Kimberly Elise's role was presented with such a regal, dignified demeanor. Although she was distraught and destitute, she still kept up her appearances of having and keeping it together, making way for a positive new life while finding herself and new love.

Steve Harris's role made it easy for you to harbor hatred towards him. Tyler Perry couldn't have picked a better actor to portray such a wicked character. What I also loved is that you eventually grew a tolerance and understanding of his role as well and learned to forgive him, then yourself, as Ms. Elise's role learned to do.

If you'd like to catch up on Tyler Perry's character Madea, please purchase the plays that are provided via DVD and VHS. All of them are a definite treat. It will definitely help you to understand the phenomenon!


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