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.
Time heals the heart. Faith heals the rest.
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Motion Picture Rating
Rated PG-13 for drug content, thematic elements, crude sexual references and some violence
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25 February 2005 (USA)
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Also Known As:
Tyler Perry's Diary of a Mad Black Woman
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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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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?
The house in which Charles' character resides is the actual home of producer Tyler Perry. See more
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
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.
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 See more