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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
Avery Knight ... BJ
Vickie Eng ... Christina
Tiffany Evans ... Tiffany
Gary Anthony Sturgis ... Jamison (as Gary Sturgis)
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

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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 »

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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

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 script was pitched at Fox Searchlight first but was turned down. See more »

Goofs

When Madea is in the kitchen making breakfast and talking with Helen, her apron is on and then off and then on again. See more »

Quotes

Madea: [speaking to Myrtle] I'll be at church when they get a smoking section.
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Referenced in Family Guy: Switch the Flip (2018) See more »

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One of Us
Performed by Cheryl Pepsii Riley (as Cheryl Pepsi Riley)
Written by Eric Bazilian
Published by All Rights on Behalf of Human Boy Music (ASCAP) administered by WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)
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Forgive him, then forgive yourself
28 February 2005 | by lenise1973See 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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