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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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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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Time heals the heart. Faith heals the rest. See more »

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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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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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Trivia

Producer Tyler Perry was at one time homeless. See more »

Goofs

When Helen goes to the house and takes the money it can be seen that it is in $100 bills. Later when she throws it at Charles, it can be seen that it is in $1 bills. See more »

Quotes

Myrtle: I found out a long time ago that God can take care of me far better than you can.
Madea: God takes too long sometimes for me, I got to get got then.
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Connections

Followed by Madea's Family Reunion (2006) See more »

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Performed by The Whispers
Written by Nicholas Caldwell
Published by American League Music o/b/o Whisperdex Music and Sony / ATV Songs (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Solar Records (Africa) / Unidisc (Canada) / Sanctuary Records Group (World ex. North America & Africa)
Under License from EMI Film & Television Music (US)
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Wonderful...
25 February 2005 | by See all my reviews

All I have to say is that, despite all the negative 'reviews', I loved it, as did everyone else that filled the theater. I laughed, cried and was angry, all simultaneously. Anytime I can show that much emotion during one film, I'm impressed (and I'm not, too often, impressed). I'm not all that keen on the plays, but, to me, the movie was excellent. Not even the critics have soured my views on the film. I'd go see it again. Tyler Perry's characters were hilarious! And the 'find yourself' theme was apparent, which was good, because I hate to watch a movie through to the end and still have to 'guess the plot.' Overall, I give it a few thumbs up!!!


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