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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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Darren Grant

Writers:

Tyler Perry (play), Tyler Perry
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kimberly Elise ... Helen
Steve Harris ... Charles
Tyler Perry ... Madea / Brian / Joe
Shemar Moore ... Orlando
Lisa Marcos ... Brenda
Tamara Taylor ... Debrah
Cicely Tyson ... Myrtle
Terrell Carter ... Reverend Carter
Carol Mitchell-leon Carol Mitchell-leon ... Mildred (as Carol Mitchell-Leon)
Avery Knight ... BJ
Vickie Eng ... Christina
Tiffany Evans ... Tiffany
Gary Anthony Sturgis ... Jamison (as Gary Sturgis)
Bart Hansard Bart Hansard ... Guard
Chandra Currelley-Young ... 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 February 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tyler Perry's Diary of a Mad Black Woman See more »

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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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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The house in which Charles' character resides is the actual home of producer Tyler Perry. See more »

Goofs

At the party in Madea's front yard, Helen tosses a drink in Orlando's face. A few drops of the drink get on Orlando's t-shirt. The next time Orlando is seen, however, his t-shirt is drenched in the front. See more »

Quotes

Helen: [voice-over] September 19th. Dear Diary, as I sit here thinking about picking up the pieces of what used to be my life, I realized something. Every room in this house holds a painful memory for me. Even though he's suffering, something somewhere in me wants him to suffer more. A few months and a divorce can take you through just as many emotions as 18 years in a marriage. And I'm starting to feel all of them at once. But the one that is clear is rage. Signed, a Mad Black Woman.
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Connections

Referenced in Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.164 (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Ain't It Funny
Performed by Heather Headley and Cheryl Pepsii Riley (as Cheryl Pepsi Riley)
Written by Tyler Perry and Elvin Ross
Produced by Dallas Austin
Heather Headley appears courtesy of J Records
Courtesy of The Tyler Perry Company
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Movie Sends Out a Message
28 February 2005 | by randrcoSee all my reviews

Too many critics are taking this movie TOO seriously and I believe it is not Mr. Perry's intent. The movie is to keep the audience attracted by inserting comical twists and turns throughout - therefore, the use of Madea. Additionally, the movie explains issues within the black family while applying a spiritual message and lesson. Although it is apparent that the target audience was the black family who has additionally supported Mr. Perry's theatrical career, MY family and I equally enjoyed it and feel it could be applied to our culture and ethnic group as well. I am now interested in seeing more Tyler Perry movies and plays with my family. The issues that face our society are not color blind.


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